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Fayette Historic State Park

Garden, MI
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Garden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We spent an afternoon exploring this park and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The park personnel were so friendly and willing to answer our questions. The park is very nicely maintained and seeing the different areas was very interesting. We also enjoyed walking around the path near the lake...beautiful!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was fun. It was so much more than we thought. We expect a few rundown buildings, but Fayette had a number of buildings (yes, they we're run down), but you could see the entire story of the ore business of the late 1800s. It was definitely worth the visit.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fayette Historic Park is one of best visits you can make anywhere. This old ghost town is restored, with cool buildings, foundry, roads and port. The visitor's center has a wonderful replica of the town and a great narrative on why this town was built in the 1800s, and why it ended. The history is amazing, telling a hard story... More

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Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We wouldn't have know about this if someone hadn't mentioned it before we left for the UP. We were so glad we made our way to this park. It is a little off the beaten track, but a beautiful drive. It was so interesting to see the remnants of a true "company town" and to learn how it functioned and... More

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Waterford, MI
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was a bit out of our way, but we spent twice the time there we thought we would have. Expect to do a lot of walking and reading while here to get the full impact. There are not a LOT of places to sit as you are walking around, but there are several on the lake and in the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We took a day trip here and were glad we did. It is $ 9 to get in and they have a small gift shop that sells ice cream & cappucino. There are a lot of great photos to be taken, nature paths to take and history to read about. You can go inside most of the buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Took many pictures, and developing some into paintings. A lesser-known aspect of Michigan history is being restored, and the setting is quite stunning. Out of your way, but worth the effort.

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Midland, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is definitly a long drive but worth it. It really is out there in the middle of nothing! The buildings are so interesting to look through and the history is interesting. They do guided tours or you can go off on your own. The park is well taken care of and enjoyable. This is also a really cool place... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

As everyone else said, this place is far out there; this will be your goal destination as it is not on the way to anything. However, I feel the drive is worth it if you like history. My dad and I spent a surprising four hours wondering through the town exploring the buildings and the scenery and reading the signage.... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Far from anywhere but excellent attraction. History of the area is fascinating. Iron smelting in the history of the Upper Peninsula is amazing. The restored portions are well done, and more coming. I can hardly wait to see the two story outhouse restored. That would be worth a return trip.

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