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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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Good shops and restaurants

Located in former abandoned state mental hospital, this refurbished series of buildings houses boutiques, great restaurants, salons, offices and residences. So good to see reused... read more

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Traverse City, Michigan
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Located in former abandoned state mental hospital, this refurbished series of buildings houses boutiques, great restaurants, salons, offices and residences. So good to see reused and updated instead of tear down of old properties. Saturday morning farmer market. Check out restaurants etc on peripheral grounds.

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Powers Lake, North Dakota
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love walking through all of the shops that are available here. Such a great place to wander and explore.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great experience to hear about the history and the people that made the hospital a safe and happy place for so many. Our tour guide was fabulous and had a passion for mental health. Very interesting and intriguing.

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Thank Cathy W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plenty of places to shop and eat near here. There are also mountain biking trails right in the village as well. Parking spaces tent to get a tad limited later in the day. overall one of my favorite places to go see

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Thank crietsema
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the tour. Love seeing the new part and the untouched buildings. I do have question, if anyone can answer would appreciate. The tour guide read a note a patient left for the staff. Does anyone know the words or know where to find it. It was very good. Thanks

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Thank beetle1974
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful and full of character! The location was perfect! We were on the 3rd floor loft which had an awesome view. There were restaurants and shops on the main floor and just minutes from Front St. Definitely recommend!

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University Center
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the tour, the history, and seeing the sites, however, it is hard for me to believe with all of the money they are making from the tours, that they can't hire someone to pick up trash along the way. If each of the tour guides bent down and picked up one piece on the tour, it would not... More 

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Thank Denise D
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Expensive, next time we'll spend more on activities. Like staying longer in town, kayaking, hiking, biking.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very unique set of buildings that provide for a multi use facility. The structure is a converted ex State hospital with tours available. On the Garden level are restaurants and retail stores that offer unique products from Christmas related items and hand made jewelry to art and hand made items from around the region. The restaurant offerings... More 

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Thank Ronald S
Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great specialty goodies! Elderberry syrup, cheddar dill cracker seasonings, candies walnuts, soaps, jewelry....you name it!

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Thank Kathy W

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