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Address: 1200 W 11th St., Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone Number: 231-941-1900
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Description: Old state asylum that is being renovated into shops, restaurants...
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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Interesting and unique

It is a combination of shopping center, living quarters on top floors, and great history. The have great stores with local crafts and fresh food at farmers market day. Still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It is a combination of shopping center, living quarters on top floors, and great history. The have great stores with local crafts and fresh food at farmers market day. Still working on certain areas so do not expect 100 stores yet

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Taylor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Traverse City has so many wonderful events. The Womens Winter Tour is held on Super Bowl Sunday and women embark on the city for a fun time. Dress Warm !!! Really Warm,lol. We travel from downriver Mich. (weather permiting) to this event and it is Great. We shop and stay in the Holiday Inn. The Commons has some great places... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As a history buff, I love this place. I also am amazed at the dedication it has taken to bring it back into its splendor. The concept is terrific! Lost of shops and restaurants in the basement, with great art on the walls to entertain you, then offices on the first floor and condos above. We have stayed there many... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The building is simply cool! I liked the variety of drops and restaurants. The people were very friendly and told us about the building's history which I found interesting. I recommend reading up on it before you go. I will return on my next trip to TC, that's for sure.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a part of our chauffeured wine tasting tour and the grounds had a lot of history. Also there were some very interesting and quaint handcrafted shops.

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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We used to call it The Crazy House. It is still being renovated but the huge old buildings are amazing to walk around. Has a great place to buy fresh bread and a few shops inside the commons and they are continuing to add on special shops like the wine shop. We have eaten dinner there several times and it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

with each new restaurant and each new shop and each new condo / apartment this place just vets better all the time. It is still a bit challenging to walk around and needs more shopping to make it a great destination - but I think it will get there in time

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Toledo, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you want to combine a cool, semi- creepy historical experience with shopping the Village is definitely for you. Nestled in the lower level of the former TC State Hospital, the Village offers a unique mix of quality specialty shops, restaurants, and galleries. There is even a bakery and the Higher Grounds Coffee Shop (outstanding!).

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is one of Traverse City's treasures and definitely worth a visit! This complex houses restaurants, shops, residences and even a senior living facility in a spectacular setting. We took a tour last fall which included the tunnels underneath the complex which connect the buildings ... absolutely fascinating to learn about the history of the this former psychiatric hospital. Be... More 

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Joe and Justin did a great job showing us the buildings and grounds. Seeing the interiors of the buildings and the famous tunnels would have made this a five star attraction alone, but the information Joe and Justin provided made this one of the best tours we've ever taken anywhere. What was so fascinating to us was seeing how Kilbride's... More 

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