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Castle Farms

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Address: 5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
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+1 231-237-0884
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Open year round, Castle Farms is one of Northern Michigan's top historic...

Open year round, Castle Farms is one of Northern Michigan's top historic attractions, as well as one of the Midwest's premier wedding venues. Visitors can stroll throughout the magnificent stone buildings dating back to 1918, and enjoy gorgeous gardens. A variety of museum quality collections featuring castles, antique toys, and royalty memorabilia from around the world are displayed throughout the buildings. The Castle's 1918 Museum showcases items from that time era, plus World War I memorabilia. Children delight in feeding the huge rainbow trout swimming in the Reflection Pond, playing a game of giant chess, or hide-and-seek with the fairies and gnomes dwelling in the Enchanted Forest. Our Self-Guided Tours offer Scavenger Hunt tours for children, too! Everyone loves The Castle's Garden Railroad; with more than 1/2 mile of track and 68 G-scale trains, it's one of the largest in the State. Listed on both the National and State Historic Registries, Castle Farms is a world-class historic property where old world charm and modern-day elegance enchant visitors of all ages.

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A Community Attraction

A wonderful investment in this community attraction, and a tribute to the investor. A total rebuild, and excellent tourist attraction, from a deteriorating old farm! The owner had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Charlevoix, Michigan
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Charlevoix, Michigan
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful investment in this community attraction, and a tribute to the investor. A total rebuild, and excellent tourist attraction, from a deteriorating old farm! The owner had a vision of what this old farm could become, and now it is reminiscent of a European Castle that serves this community for meetings, conventions, weddings, and events! The catering is provided... More 

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Thank fpachulski
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a photographer and my client want to travel to Castle farms for an engagement session. Upon arrival I could see why... BEAUTIFUL! They were very accommodating and open to letting us explore the property! I think this would be a wonderful place to have a wedding!

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Thank Lynlee K
Crete, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This large sprawling collection of buildings and structures is a treat to see and visit. They are fascinating to look at and have a lot of history including many owners and uses. Most exciting however is that literally hundreds of world famous entertainers have played there. This visit will also give you a historical lesson in "rock snd roll!"

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Thank RAYMOND B
Bay City, Michigan
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1,276 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I've seen the Castle from the road many a time. I drove in and saw what beautiful, and a bit of quirky grounds they have! I spent quite a bit of time exploring a couple of paths, they had delightful finds! Fairies, gnomes, a huge knight in full metal armour, ponds, flowers, small wooden bridges, and many other great finds.... More 

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Thank tymetraveler222
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed exploring the grounds. We have so much for our guests to see and do while visiting: from the 70+ model trains, 30 minute guided tram tour and beautiful gardens, to the nearly 100 years of history, feeding fish, hedge maze and our amazing enchanted forest (which is almost an adventure in and of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We did the self tour. Very interesting. Lots to see and learn. Saw 4 set ups for upcoming weddings. Historical interest.

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Thank BertaMaya
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to visit Castle Farms and share about your experience! We hope you'll be back! More 

Charlevoix County, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Attended a wedding here and everything was beautiful!!! The castle staff was very helpful, and Grey Gables did the catering and it was delicious! Great place for a wedding!

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Thank RoxysMomma72
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your experience while attending a wedding at Castle Farms! We appreciate the kind words! We hope you'll come see us again! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Amazing history in this wonderfully restored castle/farm! Beautiful gardens and the trains! Great place for a wedding.

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Thank Jill W
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We appreciate the time you took to review Castle Farms! More 

Stanton, Michigan
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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you are anywhere around charlvoix I highly recommend visiting castle farms. It was kept so beautifully. The views where amazing. Being able to learn the history as well was nice. Had a few weddings being prepped while I was touring. Those settings where we'll done. You definitely need to experience castle farms

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Thank renob88
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a moment to share about your visit to Castle Farms! We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I have been to the northeastern portion of Michigan's lower peninsula many times but had never heard of Castle Farms. Because of going to Charlevoix and reserving our hotel through Trip Advisor, we received an email about things to do in the area and Castle Farms was one of them. We truly enjoyed our visit. The buildings,... More 

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Thank Susan B
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your experience at Castle Farms! We appreciate the kind words! We hope you'll come see us again! More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A great place to visit. It was a most pleasant surprise that we did not anticipate on our visit to Charlevoix. (Did not prepare for the area by reviewing Trip Advisor). We were able to sneak in --time wise--due to upcoming wedding on property and then it closes to the public. I do not even know how to describe the... More 

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Thank ED B
CastleFarms, General Manager at Castle Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your visit to Castle Farms. We love hearing when our guests enjoy their visit and especially when our team is on point (great signs, tour department). We hope you will be back soon so you can enjoy more time really exploring the buildings and grounds (plus, we offer 30 minute guided tram tours... More 

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