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This is a great location to spend the whole day! Include a tour to learn the history. The... read more

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Travel0vr
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Ionia, Michigan
Great place to visit.

One of the best restoration projects I have ever seen. This place is so beautiful. Lots of areas to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ronthegreat_007
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Fremont, 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.
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1200 W 11th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
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+1 231-941-1900
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Reviewed today

This is a great location to spend the whole day! Include a tour to learn the history. The experience actually begins from the parking lot - driving up to the buildings is an experience all it's own! You have no idea and couldn't imagine what...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came over to view because of a brochure that was on line. The shops there were nice just not very many. The history of the place is very interesting. The restaurant in there (only one) is Italian and must be good because there was...More

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Krystal F, Manager at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Debbie- Thank you for your review. To clarify we seven different establishments to dine at . Cuppa Joe, S2S Sugar 2 Salt and Red Spire Brunch House are all open for breakfast and lunch, Spanglish and MI Farm Market are also available for lunch...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best restoration projects I have ever seen. This place is so beautiful. Lots of areas to walk around. Great shops and restaurants. Make sure to stop here when you are in the Traverse city area.

Thank ronthegreat_007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the tour. We enjoyed the tour. After leaving we wonder how much change between the information presented and when the facility itself had been closed. Food was good.

Thank Boys4us
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing! The shops, the food and the history. So happy that this was recommended to us by the Best Western Plus Front Desk clerk Angela

Thank mikeandshirley48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This massive one time asylum for the treatment of mental illnesses has been lovingly restored to near new construction. The basement contains small shops with multiple places to eat. The second and third floors are private apartments. Tours are available but upon arriving check out...More

Thank raul d
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the asylum on a Tuesday afternoon with Dave, our tour guide. Dave was incredibly knowledgeable and made a point of talking about the human side of the asylum. The history is fascinating, as is how they are renovating the site. If I had...More

Thank Gretchen V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on a Thursday morning in September and they were already sold out through Saturday. So disappointed as this former hospital turned retail/ condos looked very interesting. We would have loved to have toured the huge buildings and gotten more information on its history. Beautiful...More

Thank Eggburner
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it's amazing what they have done with this old asylum! The building has so much character and the shops are all very unique. We really weren't here for this type of shopping so we didn't buy anything but it was a very cool...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history is very interesting as well as the buildings and tunnel. Our tour guide was great. My group had several engineers and they were so intrigued by the craftsmanship of the architecture. I myself am not an engineer but still found the grounds and...More

Thank Juanita H
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trishamichelle
August 2, 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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Global326017
July 17, 2018|
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Response from fancygirl523 | Reviewed this property |
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
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dgeoff1
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
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