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Fayette Historic State Park

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Address: Garden, MI

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Very interesting place

Fayette is an old, historic town that has been refurbished and made into a state park. It is beautifully maintained and is in an amazing location. The town is well designed and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Fayette is an old, historic town that has been refurbished and made into a state park. It is beautifully maintained and is in an amazing location. The town is well designed and laid out-what a great place this would be to live in our time. Back in the 1880's it was an iron town where charcoal was made with ore... More 

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nice to walk around and explore all the buildings and beautiful surroundings. The park is well kept and has wheel chair access in some places. Go to the Overlook on the bluffs. It is a sight to see the "Ghost Town" as we use to call it , from way up there. The first overlook is far and worth the... More 

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Cornell, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Well worth the trip. A real feeling for life in and old time "Company Town" showing all of the hardships our ancestors endured.

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Escanaba, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Truly a scenic Beauty & enough history and preservation worthy of time and money , don't miss this one .

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Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Historic and with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Lots to be seen here and lots to learn - talk to the guides and the locals! Also ask for directions to the old cemetery if that's of interest to you. Give yourself time to walk through all the buildings and bring your camera.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We first visited the "ghost town" of Fayette more than 30 years ago. It was a fascinating look at an abandoned iron smelting town. Over the years we've gone back often. It has been taken over by the Michigan State Park system, the buildings have been restored or protected and a terrific visitors' center built. Fayette is a bit out... More 

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algonquin il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fayette State Park is an extremely well restored community that was once a home to a large iron ore smelting business. It was described as a ghost town but I think it is a great example of life in the late 1800s. Inside the restored buildings are many interesting artifacts and photographs. It is easy to imagine what life must... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Fayette Historic State Park is a great park...more of ghost town actually! Very cool historical information is all over, surrounded by beautiful views. I would recommend visiting early in the spring...we were there May 1st (the 1st day it opened for the season) and there were very few people around, that was pretty neat!

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a state park like none you've ever experienced. In the late 1800's it was a community focused on smelting iron ore. The town is surrounded by beautiful limestone cliffs and set on a bay that still boasts the old wooden posts that used to support the docks. Walking around the town, peering into the buildings, reading the postings... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Very nicely preserved historical area, a former iron ore smelting town.The nearby limestone cliffs, which were quarried for use in the smelting process are very beautiful. Several of the buildings were constructed of limestone as well and have stood the test of time. There is a visitor center, containing an audio diorama that tells the story of Fayette. Handicapped access... More 

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Address: Address: Garden, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Garden

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