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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

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Address: 1200 W 11th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
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Old state asylum that is being renovated into shops, restaurants, wineries,...

Old state asylum that is being renovated into shops, restaurants, wineries, and more...lots to look at, including tons of trails to walk, bike, ski, etc.

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A must see on your visit to Traverse City!

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is a world unto it's own. Restaurants, shops, breweries, art, farmer's market on Saturday morning, not to mention the wonderful tours of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sarah O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is a world unto it's own. Restaurants, shops, breweries, art, farmer's market on Saturday morning, not to mention the wonderful tours of what was formerly an asylum. Outside of the main buildings you will find more eclectic places to eat, drink and explore. Hiking trails around the area are also great.

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Thank Sarah O
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great tour. Loved learning about the history. The renovation and refurbishing is wonderful. I will come back on a return trip. Dress for the weather.

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Thank Elaine Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ballero at Tuscan Bisto is the finest and most resonable Tuscan eating extablishment isn the area. Don't mis the infusions at the bar for coctails.

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Thank Jack K
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Perfect in winter of summer. Lots of shops to check out. Just opening a breakfast place. Weekends has indoor farmers market. Lots of crafts and locally made items.

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Thank sabrinnaK
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully unique buildings full of Traverse City history and refurbished into new upscale shopping, dining, wine tasting and more! A must visit if you are in the area!!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful site with lots of fun and interesting shops and many good restaurants and a couple of different wineries on site.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess I wasn't very impressed with this place. Rather small, crowded and over priced. Items were Artisan. If you like that type of thing you may enjoy it more.

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Thank piggulf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treasure! I have visited the Commons many times and exploring it never gets old. Walking around the grounds is amazing in itself, but the historic walking tour is well worth the time and ticket price. The guide was so passionate and entertaining and he made the experience very enjoyable. We finished up with wine and burrata at Trattoria... More 

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Village itself is worth a trip, but be sure to take the two hour historical tour. Our guide was wonderful and full of first hand knowledge of the history of the buildings and grounds. Be aware that you are outside and in unheated/cooled buildings for 90% of the tour. We were unaware of this and were incredibly cold by... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love walking through the unique shops that offer unusual souvenirs and momentos. Always discover something new to take back home and enjoy.

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