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Fayette Historic State Park

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Well worth the long detour from US2

As you're driving the 20 miles or so down the small peninsula on which Fayette state park sits, you might start to wonder if the detour will be worth it. Rest assured it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

As you're driving the 20 miles or so down the small peninsula on which Fayette state park sits, you might start to wonder if the detour will be worth it. Rest assured it is. This is an absolutely first rate attraction for just the $9 day entry fee. After a drive through beautiful state park you are greeted with a... More 

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Canton Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What a perfect day! This State Park is such a beautiful place to hike, visit history & capture great photography. Country drive only 17 miles south of U.S. 2 transcends into a somewhat magical village from the past. Wandered for 3 hours as there is so much to see. Docents were on hand for those who are interested in the... More 

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We heard about this place by word of mouth and decided to check it out. It is almost like the fort on Mackinac Island without the cost.

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Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a pretty cool place of history that shows how iron was made locally. The buildings were well reconstructed. I would've liked to see more signage as we did not know what we were looking at sometimes and the signs were not detailed enough for history buffs.. You will need to do a lot of walking to see all... More 

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Rosebush, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was our fourth visit to the nicely-restored iron-smelting village in the Park. The pathways throughout the village take the visitor to various restored and unrestored buildings associated with the iron-smelting community. Wear some comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to spend 3 to 4 hours for a full exploration. Artifacts and restored interiors of some of the buildings give... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Have wanted to go here for years and finally made it. Found it very cool and informative. Much bigger than anticipated. Believe it when they say to allow 3 hours. Spent two and needed more time. Sits right on Lake Michigan in a beautiful spot. Campground right on site...will be back this Fall to see what I missed.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What an amazing gem to visit! My 6 year old loved the old buildings - not all are fully restored and learning about how his life would have been during this time period. Despite the rain, it was a great place to visit and views are incredible. We plan on coming back during the fall - could not ask for... More 

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It was raining all day but I was eager to wander the grounds because Fayette and its history intrigued me. It's considered a ghost town when after years of being a prime iron ore center, the people cut down all the hardwood trees used in smelting the iron ore. Eventually everyone left to find employment elsewhere and the whole town... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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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