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Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix

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Address: Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone Number: 12314450770
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Earl Young designed this residence to resemble a mushroom.

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House tour

We did the walking tour of the mushroom houses. Marsha was a Great guide. She was knowledgable, funny and friendly. We learned a lot of history and saw gorgeous architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did the walking tour of the mushroom houses. Marsha was a Great guide. She was knowledgable, funny and friendly. We learned a lot of history and saw gorgeous architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the tour in an electric GEM car with local artist, Edith. We saw about 15 houses designed by Earl Young. Lots of information and fun facts!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I drove and walked to all the mushroom houses as they are spread out over a wide area of the city and some are actually stone houses. All are quite impressive and worth the effort to see and unique- not to seen anywhere else. You can't see inside the homes and some are for sale. Earl Young... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take the tour, or just get a map and check out these homes. You can walk by them and marvel, though you will be unable to go inside. Still, they're quite amazing. Each has its own charm, perhaps even the thatched-roof home. That roof is new, and not part of Earl Young's vision. One home has a gnome-like figure leaping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a walking tour lead by a local historian. We learned about the community and Earl Young. The pace was good, you need to be able to walk for an hour but the pace was fairly slow. If you can't walk there are tours using large golf carts too. Glad we did this tour, fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say these houses, specially the Thatch roofed house, are trully unique (and I have done my fair share of travelling in this life...). I heard it is for rental in VRBO so I will plan to come back to actually stay in it. It looked very romantic but also big enough to stay with my group of friends.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never heard about the mushroom houses befire. My husband found out about them while reading a guide to Charlevoix when we were spending some time there over the 4th of July weekend. This is an intereting and different activity to do, and it doesn't cost a dime if you walk to the houses or drive to them. They... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The homes were very cute to see. The main complaint is that on the map it appears that you can make a left turn on the road to get to them and you cannot. We arrived during the weekend when an art fair was happening. It was very busy traffic wise. The road you think you can turn on is... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are worth driving by to see because they are so unusual. A driving map is available and they are all located in close proximity. Tours are offered.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These are homes that were built between 1918 and 1973 by Earl Young who used local rocks and whimsy to create them. They are privately owned. There are free maps showing where they are. Some are close enough that can be walked to from downtown . Others you would need a car. There are walking tours for$10. The local book... More 

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