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Fayette Historic State Park

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Address: Garden, MI
Phone Number: 9066442603

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Amazing history

The park has huge and great historical buildings. It was amazing to see on my first trip. There are guided tours and a great gift store. The beach is all rocks but worth the swim... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The park has huge and great historical buildings. It was amazing to see on my first trip. There are guided tours and a great gift store. The beach is all rocks but worth the swim. The water is clear and fresh. Be prepared to walk lots!

Thank CheetahVelourSue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this park with my 9 and 11 year old. The park is very beautiful and very informative. My kids seemed to enjoy it also as they asked lots of questions. It is well worth a visit.

Thank KentuckyLauren
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is such a cool place to spend the day. The village is fairly intact, and a lot of the buildings are undergoing renovations. The iron smelter is a very impressive building. The views of Lake Michigan are also wonderful. There is also a nice model of the town in the visitors center. A modern campground is also nearby.

Thank CaseyJones6325
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is kind of off the beaten path, my family and I drove four hours to see the Fayette State Park and we were not disappointed. There are many buildings and many are open and you can get a feel of how this town worked. It was a company town and surrounds the giant pig iron smelters. The bad thing... More 

Thank Paul S
Northville, Michigan
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can easily spend more than 1 day touring the old village only! So much to be seen and explored!! My husband and I were camping in that state park so we took a walk to the old town. How amazing!!!! I entered every single building and got impressed by each of them. They had a great job with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fayette Historic State Park's entry begins with a modern building with a gift shop, ice cream, rest rooms, and a replica of the historic town of Fayette. Continue to the actual park, and you will not be disappointed. The numerous buildings of this ghost town circa 1870s are well-preserved, with several that you can go in and explore. What makes... More 

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Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not to be missed though it is a bit off the beaten path. A fascinating story of early industry in the UP. Thankfully this site has been preserved as a ghost town. It is well worth the stop. It is surprising how much time can be spent investigating and dreaming of this once active townsite.

Thank charlDBN
duart ontiaro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Ghost Town site. With friends from the area. The buildings were well-maintained and easy to walk around. Unfortunately they ripped out the docks and it might be awhile before they put in new ones

Thank Alan G
Houghton Lake, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting and fun place to visit. the only negative is that there were spiders in all the buildings and if you are bothered by them then you won't be able to go into some of the buildings. :( all in all it was a very interesting place and I learned alot about the community of that... More 

Thank caidiesgrammy
Hortonville, Wisconsin
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Always have enjoyed coming previously, but Boatesr, beware for the 2016 season that the docks are gone. We were told that they hope to have them in by the beginning of August but call ahead.

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