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Castle Farms

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Address: 5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
Phone Number: +1 231-237-0884
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Open year round, Castle Farms is one of Northern Michigan's top historic...

Open year round, Castle Farms is one of Northern Michigan's top historic attractions, as well as one of the Midwest's premier wedding venues. Visitors can stroll throughout the magnificent stone buildings dating back to 1918, and enjoy gorgeous gardens. A variety of museum quality collections featuring castles, antique toys, and royalty memorabilia from around the world are displayed throughout the buildings. The Castle's 1918 Museum showcases items from that time era, plus World War I memorabilia. Children delight in feeding the huge rainbow trout swimming in the Reflection Pond, playing a game of giant chess, or hide-and-seek with the fairies and gnomes dwelling in the Enchanted Forest. Our Self-Guided Tours offer Scavenger Hunt tours for children, too! Everyone loves The Castle's Garden Railroad; with more than 1/2 mile of track and 68 G-scale trains, it's one of the largest in the State. Listed on both the National and State Historic Registries, Castle Farms is a world-class historic property where old world charm and modern-day elegance enchant visitors of all ages.

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Our Castle Farms visit was fantastic. We enjoyed spending our time walking through the grounds and looking at everything they had to offer. Taking the time to read the background... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our Castle Farms visit was fantastic. We enjoyed spending our time walking through the grounds and looking at everything they had to offer. Taking the time to read the background pieces on all of the items will be time well spent.

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Palmyra, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't sure exactly what to expect when we decided to visit Castle Farms but we were very glad we did. The "farm" was bought and restored (complete with a dragon) severely years ago and it is beautiful. The entire complex is built from stone complete with turrets and beautiful gardens. There are several miniature train set ups that would... More 

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White Cloud, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I were there at night time what huge property! There was 3 weddings going on the night we were there! If you love castles come take a tour of this place. So many rooms and each had different things in! There was one with tall chairs and a table with a chess game, a train room, a... More 

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Thank wendy f
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing is all I can say. I would go there again as there is so much history to retain and one visit isn't enough. A great place for families to stroll through the very beautiful grounds. The trains and enchanted forest are a plus for the children.

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Thank Charlotte H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to attend a wedding. The staff was very helpful, the catered food was very good, and the location has a nice of backdrops for photos.

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Thank Jim L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your in the area this is a must see. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. I recommend the guided tour and the tram ride. Our guide was wonderful.she had a way of making you feel like you were back in time. The grounds are wonderful and very peaceful.loved hearing the history.thank you to the lady that persevered... More 

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CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your experience of Castle Farms. We LOVE our Tour Guides, they do such a beautiful job sharing about the history of the 4 owners (they're quite passionate about it - as you noticed). I will make sure they hear about your review. Hope to see you again! More 

Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed exploring the grounds. Admission rates are a bit steep, as compared to other similar venues we've visited.

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Thank tuftsgrad
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed exploring the grounds. We find our rates to be pretty competitive based on all the things our guests get to see and do while visiting: from the 70+ model trains, 30 minute guided tram tour and beautiful gardens, to the nearly 100 years of history, feeding fish, hedge maze and our amazing enchanted... More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a wedding. Would be neat to go through the grounds and take a tour. The Dragon, train, and pond are really neat. Would recommend to go through the castle.

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CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review the Castle! We do find that weddings guests like to come back the next day and tour the property (bring a copy of your wedding invitation for a discount)! We hope you will come visit us again someday! More 

Franklin, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a self guided tour of castle farms. What a wonderful place for kids! We enjoyed the gardens and history of the various buildings. Tour included a tram ride around the estate.

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Thank nansker
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience about Castle Farms! We hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A long trip to the USA for our friend's wedding at Castle Farms! Was well worth it! Beautiful venue. Gorgeous gardens (even in the cold!) The room was lovely. B.J's Catering did the food which was fantastic. I was quite heavily pregnant with my son and the staff were so kind and helpful. We had a wonderful time.

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Thank Samantha B
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We are so glad you made the trip to your friend's wedding. Thank you for the wonderful review and kind words about our venue, gardens, staff and preferred service providers (BJ's Catering). Although it sounds like you are from quite a distance, we hope that you will come visit us again someday! More 

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