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Dave R wrote a review Jan 2020
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan37 contributions2 helpful votes
beautiful gardens and a great walk. every direction around the house is beautiful and a great walk. the trails in the surrounding woods also a very nice walk
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Date of experience: July 2019
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masonmarine wrote a review Nov 2019
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan238 contributions25 helpful votes
Cranbrook is a school, a trail, a science center and art center. It is free to roam the grounds and see the nature. A great place to escape to when you need some time to yourself.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Robin B wrote a review Nov 2019
Phoenix, Arizona959 contributions489 helpful votes
Our experience at Cranbrook House was not great. WE checked in at the Cranbrook Art Museum, and they didn’t have our reservation even though we purchased tickets online in advance. At the Art Museum, they told us to meet in the gardens. We arrived about ten minutes before the tour time, but as the tour time got closer and closer with no other people or docent in sight, we started poking around. There were no signs whatsoever. I waved at a woman through a window, and she pointed me to a door across the courtyard. I found a door at the house (locked) and rang a door bell. A woman said the tours started at the home and they always started at the house, not the garden. We would have missed the tour had we stayed waiting in the garden. When I returned with husband in tow, we entered a room with a U-shaped table with chairs that were all taken. I thought I had walked into a private meeting. The group size was easily 40 people or more. They divided us into two groups and Lynn was our docent. You visit about 5-6 rooms on the ground floor and there are a number of original furnishings. The home is nice, but is also used for other functions. You don’t go upstairs. The garden is lovely to wander around, but not part of the tour. This home is worth a visit, but don’t be disappointed if you miss it. There are other home tours at Cranbrook that are far better.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Passenger707815 wrote a review Oct 2019
Rutland, Vermont22 contributions22 helpful votes
The gardens are always so well tended and beautiful, spring, summer and fall. And yes the house is another mansion. You have to like old mansions. Touring the rest of the grounds of the school and art and sciences museums is also a requisite part of any visit here. We always plan on 4-5 hours.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Norma W wrote a review Oct 2019
Columbus, Georgia1,348 contributions207 helpful votes
Didn't tour the inside of the house (if you could) but saw the gardens - very pretty! It was raining when we visited so did what we could by car and walking around a little. Very impressed with the garden!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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