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Off season visit was amazing!

Decided to visit here on December 29, 2018. What a great choice! So beautiful and the walk around... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Fruitport, Michigan
Always a great family outing!

We have been here many times and are always amazed after not visiting for awhile how much more has... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Croswell, Michigan
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Once a bustling industrial community that manufactured iron ore between 1867 and 1891, this well preserved museum village recalls what life was like in the 19th century. Costumed interpreters portray former residents to give visitors an idea of what...more
13700 13.25 Ln, Garden, MI 49835-9411
+1 906-789-7862
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

Decided to visit here on December 29, 2018. What a great choice! So beautiful and the walk around the lake was peaceful. I can't wait to go back!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Loved the mystery and mood of this lovely historic site. The area is remote and gives you a wonderful feeling of what life was like there in the 1800's. You can imagine the isolation they must have felt. The little bay is very picturesque and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

We have been here many times and are always amazed after not visiting for awhile how much more has been renovated to look at the village would have appeared during its heyday. They also have an annual Heritage Day where they have rides around the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

You will start by walking down a long hill to get to the site. There is also walking to get up to the town level, and then back again to get to the parking lot. However it is worth it all.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pnpbec
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I traveled to Fayette on our sailboat. It was our first time to visit the park and we weren’t exactly sure what to expect. We were over whelmed by the beautiful and peacefulness of the area! The docks are new and provide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SusanK907
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

This gem is 20 minutes off Highway2 and well worth the trek. The fast and furious 20-some history is presented exceptionally well, and the preserved buildings make the story vivid. It's easy to imagine being back there 140 years ago.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 205PaulT
Reviewed October 9, 2017

This attraction is well worth the detour from the I2. The historic site is compact although you will need to be sure footed in places. I would have marked it higher if there had been more interpretive interaction on site. It felt like a ghost...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank heike0range
Reviewed September 6, 2017

If you're interested in history, labor, immigrants, and ghost towns, this is a place for you! Fayette is a ghost town that manufactured pig iron between 1867 and 1891 and when the market went bust, everyone left. Buildings were in ruins, but the historical society...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Interesting history and beautiful views. Beware of navigation taking you to a dead end road. Had to go old school and break out a paper map of Michigan to find it. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank renees547
Reviewed June 16, 2017

They were able to preserve a lot of the old buildings and a few photo's from the people that called this home. A great history lesson. It makes you appreciate what we have today...

Date of experience: May 2017
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