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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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English first
Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 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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Manistique, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great for day trips, a lot of history here, very well maintained lots to see, great for history buffs

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Muskegon, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My camera thoroughly enjoyed the day spent at Fayette State Park. The ghost town with the backdrop of the bay is breathtaking. I would have loved to stay until sunset and could have stayed busy shooting until then. A great place to visit for any age group. This was our first visit, but I'm sure we will return.

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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We finally made the trip to Fayette Historic State Park. Wish we would have done so many years before. Beautiful quiet piece of history, clean, and unique. The day we spent in the park it was misty, reduced visitors except for the 3 deer that seemed to roam the park as were doing. Very nice park would recommend. This park... More

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