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Fayette Historic State Park

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Address: Garden, MI
Phone Number: 9066442603

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An Historic Picture in Time Awaiting To be "Discovered".

I lived in Michigan for 55 years and am embarrassed that only a week ago I was informed of its existence. Located at the end of Michigan Hwy.183 (off U.S. 2) in the lower portion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
William R
Surprise, Arizona
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Hartland, Vermont
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved the historic area and the ability to roam through the buildings and informative displays at our own pace. We also had the pleasure of viewing the village from the bay as we kayaked around from the campground. We had 2 out of three nights at the campground that were quite nice, but Friday night was disappointing. A large... More 

Thank RickHall802
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

See my review under Historical Village Fayette Park. HIghly recommend. Take your time and enjoy learning the history of a company town.

Thank Kathy L
Drummond Island, Michigan
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister is into all kinds of history type stuff, great photos, a lot of walking, a trip to the past it was very cool, I did enjoy it, I would not suggest for those who have trouble walking, I have a broken toe, so it was very tough for me, but on a normal day I would of been... More 

Thank Joni D
Surprise, Arizona
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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived in Michigan for 55 years and am embarrassed that only a week ago I was informed of its existence. Located at the end of Michigan Hwy.183 (off U.S. 2) in the lower portion of the Upper Peninsula it's a time capsule of the iron mining in the area from the late 1850's until the company town closed in... More 

Thank William R
Appleton, Wisconsin
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182 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to this park since I was a young girl. I brought my history buff husband and he was just amazed by it! We were able to take our dogs in to the park with us which is always so nice. The setting is absolutely gorgeous! It has been well preserved and is maintained for everyone's enjoyment. It's... More 

Thank MrsLing
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go be prepared to stay for two or more hours. You will be walking an entire town. What a great piece of history. This is a must see. I will be coming back.

Thank Macy M
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If interested in UP history drive down into the Garden Peninsula and experience this wonderful state park; there are new docks for those arriving via the bay. This particular state park far exceeded our expectations.

Thank ranunculalus
Detroit, Michigan
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36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still in the process of restoration, this park gives a great view into the early iron smelting industry. The scenery in the cove is amazing as well.

Thank MrsKA59
New Lenox
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love history, you'll like this place. It is pretty much intact huge business enterprise from the late 1800's. They have done an excellent job restoring and maintaining the buildings. The large model in the Visitor Center does an excellent job of explaining everything. Probably boring for kids, even teenagers.

Thank John P
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with my parents and our three kids (ages 9, 11, almost 14). Thought it would be just like Greenfield village, but was unique due to it's history and story. Interesting displays and plenty to see. We thought less than an hour and ended up spending more than two hours. Scenery is beautiful also! Great value for the price...recreation... More 

Thank Larry Christi S

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