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Excellent tour

My wife and I had some free time and chose to take the tour and we really enjoyed learning about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brighton, Michigan
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Great tour! Wear your winter coat & boots!

While we have visited The Commons many times to eat and shop, we finally decided to sign up for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
East Lansing, Michigan
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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.
1200 W 11th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had some free time and chose to take the tour and we really enjoyed learning about this place. Ben did an excellent job as the tour guide-he grew up there so he has so much first hand knowledge. Loved the cottage...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank keithk392
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While we have visited The Commons many times to eat and shop, we finally decided to sign up for the historical tour. We really enjoyed it! If you get there early you will have time to browse the hallway leading to the ticket office and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank terrig164
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I grew up in TC and thought I knew a lot about the place, but still learned a lot. Our guide Joe was very knowledgeable, funny, and animated, and told a few personal stories about his childhood experiences visiting the asylum. You get to tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tour was absolutely the best. Enjoyed every minute of it & the 2 hours flew by. Definitely dress according to the weather like the website states. You are outside a good portion of the time. Our tour guide Joe, was fabulous. He sure is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was excellent, guide had a wealth of knowledge and shared it with the group. All were engaged in the tour with comments. We have encouraged many others to take the tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carol P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide really love his job. Was passionate about the history of the village. Thanks. I definitely recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cally W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've visited the Grand Traverse Commons several times now and look forward to visiting again. Others critique's of having have very little signage are valid. If we hadn't been introduced to the location of the shops by local family, I'm pretty sure we would have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just work nearby, but there are people who love here. There's a residential club for seniors, and the county run nursing home. There are also condos and/or apts. Beautiful mature trees, hiking and biking trails. Fancy boutiques and eateries as well. Parking and layout...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maribeth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool shops and nice little eateries and refreshment establishments in an awesome location and setting, Take the guided tour if you have time, but try to book in advance as it does fill up.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank todd c
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My daughter-in-law and I visited here in September and it was very cool. The shops are great and everyone is so friendly and willing to talk about the history of the building. A must see!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from gogoblueuri | Reviewed this property |
You have to take the tour - I am pretty sure
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I would highly recommend Cambria Suites. Located on Route 72 as you enter the city from the south or east. Excellent accommodations and friendly professional service. Free parking. They even offer a free shuttle that will... More
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Rvenner | Reviewed this property |
It’s spooky by nature but not intentionally. You can imagine what happened in the past while walking thru the brick lined tunnels