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“Amazing to see an entire town from the 1800's”

Fayette Historic State Park
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Garden
Certificate of Excellence
Port Huron, Michigan
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240 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Amazing to see an entire town from the 1800's”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place reminds me of Greenfield Village, only the entire town was together all the time. It is super interesting to see the kilns and the enormous furnaces that were used for iron smelting. The state parks really have some great attractions. I am so glad I get the recreation passport with my car registration each year!

The kids liked the kids' house that is there. They played checkers and such. Otherwise, this seems to be better for older kids and adults.

Visited August 2014
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went early in Morning, and no one was there. Spent 3 hours walking around and looking at the great set up. Very easy walking, and great place to wander around and see how people lived in the 1870s. Park staff was nice and helpful. The view of cliffs from the harbor is something, and was impressed with the entire park. very clean, and well taken care of.

Visited July 2014
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Algona, Iowa
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125 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We spent an afternoon exploring this park and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The park personnel were so friendly and willing to answer our questions. The park is very nicely maintained and seeing the different areas was very interesting. We also enjoyed walking around the path near the lake...beautiful!

Visited July 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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103 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great visit”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

This was fun. It was so much more than we thought. We expect a few rundown buildings, but Fayette had a number of buildings (yes, they we're run down), but you could see the entire story of the ore business of the late 1800s. It was definitely worth the visit.

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66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Highlight of a Trip Around Lake Michigan”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fayette Historic Park is one of best visits you can make anywhere. This old ghost town is restored, with cool buildings, foundry, roads and port. The visitor's center has a wonderful replica of the town and a great narrative on why this town was built in the 1800s, and why it ended. The history is amazing, telling a hard story of immigrants coming from Europe, seeking a new life in the United States.

Visited July 2014
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