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Meadow Brook Hall

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Address: Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309
Phone Number: 248 370 3140

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Authentic and Gorgeous (Don't miss the gardens!)

If you like historic buildings or beautiful architecture, this is a great way to spend a few hours, any season. One of the coolest things about the house is that it is filled with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you like historic buildings or beautiful architecture, this is a great way to spend a few hours, any season. One of the coolest things about the house is that it is filled with the original furnishings, art, knick-knacks, etc. It isn't just a "period" house. The story of the family that lived there is fascinating, and when the matriarch... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Meadowbrook Hall is decorated very elegantly for the holidays and it is interesting to see how the family lived back in the day. It would have been nice to have a few more "stories" about the rooms. Walk out to the cottage was difficult -- no lights along the paths -- but worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Meadowbrook Hall is a gorgeous place to visit at Christmas or any time. During Christmas each room is professionally decorated in holiday spirit. Coupled with the history you can't beat it. I have also been there in the summer. The hall and grounds are simply beautiful. Worth the trip.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We did their "Downtown Abby" tour over the summer and really enjoyed being able to see "behind the scenes" parts of the house. Tour the house, the grounds and even book it for a special occasion.

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Rochester, Michigan, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My family and I have been to Meadow Brook Hall many times and are never disappointed. We always learn something new with each visit. My husband and I have attended the Wild Game Dinner which was interesting and enjoyable. We've also attended the Speakeasy event which is an interesting concept just not well executed (but then we went for their... More 

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Commerce Twp, MI
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It is always wonderful to tour something in your local hometown, the history means so much more. The holiday decorations throughout the entire mansion were breathtaking, there were so many beautiful trees, mantels, tables, all decorated quite lavishly. Our group had a self-guided tour and my only disappointment was one or two of the docents were not able to answer... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The best time to see Meadowbrook Hall is at the holidays when it is beautifully decorated and the tours are not escorted so one can view the rooms at leisure. Docents are available to answer questions. This year's theme honors Frances Dodge, the daughter of John and Matilda Dodge, on what would have been her 100th birthday. Many items of... More 

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Saint Clair, Michigan, Usa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have been here to see The Christmas carol and a couple or other things.Is a very small theatre ,but I like to go to give support to them.Obviously can't compare to something like the Fisher or fox theatre

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Hollywood, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

A MUST visit for the Holiday season A genuine treasure upholding the wealth and opulence of days gone bye....

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This private home, turned Oakland University has a lot of history. Matilda Dodge Wilson was a woman before her time, as was her first husband, John Dodge. (He and his brother formed the Dodge car industry. Both brothers came down with the Spanish Flu and dies within months of each other, leaving two wealthy widows.) The tour of the home,... More 

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