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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Address: 1200 W 11th St., Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone Number: 231-941-1900
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Traverse City
Type: Historic Sites, Malls, Cultural
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Owner description: Old state asylum that is being renovated into shops, restaurants, wineries, and more...lots to look at, including tons of trails to walk, bike, ski, etc.

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Village was a great, fun place to shop and eat. We loved being able to walk inside from store to store, and the fudge/ice cream shop in there is a must!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Hmm...I'm still not sure what all the fuss is about. We had a difficult time finding anything to do here. We rode bikes a bit, but that was pretty much it.

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Beautiful Renovations! Tour is well worth $25. You do not get to see the full glory of what she used to be, due to environmental hazards. But a great place to see

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Sigel, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

really liked all the artists work on display throughout the Commons, as well as the quaint little shops and the Winery

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illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We actually visited The Village Shops in 2008 & although the building has been renovated more than before there are still not enough shops to visit.

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Village, also known as the old State Mental Hospital, is one of the neatest spots in Traverse City. The renovation has been ongoing for a number of years. They've been going building by building and the results are gorgeous. It is a vibrant area with beautiful condos, lower income apartments, businesses, restaurants, a fair trade coffee company, a wine... More

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Birch Run, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We loved the old state psychiatric hospital in TC. It's great to see this old building be transformed, one building at a time. We didn't get a chance to do a private tour, instead we just wandered around. Ask the individual store/restaurant owners about their space. Chances are good they have some cool historic tidbit to tell you about their... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We didn't do the whole tour thing but, it did look cool. We hit all the shops and found some really unique gifts for Christmas. If it's a rainy day here would be a good place to spend it. Some shops were on the higher end but not all.

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Amherstburg, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

as a psych RN I was very interested in the history of this state hospital...the grounds look beautiful BUT we could not find anything that directed us to the beginning or end. we walked between work men and fresh cement trying to find one point that would tell us where we are supposed to be. We did co e upon... More

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Ira Twp.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved all the little unique shops and the buildings. Enjoyed walking around looking at all the old building on the property. Spooky at times but would return!

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