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Gorgeous Victorian era architecture!

Small town with a long history, on the economic upswing; right between Grand Rapids and Lansing... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Rich S
Downtown

There is a lot of growth happening here and a lot of history also. Dinner and a movie, a nice... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Lyn T
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Ionia, Michigan
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16 Jan 2018
“Gorgeous Victorian era architecture!”
27 Sep 2018
“Hometown visit”
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

So much fun to see the town I was born in and where my parents were raised. It’s a sleepy town now but has a lot of history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 4lockwood
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Sigh... like so many downtowns in small towns, this main street area is completely locked up on a Sunday, except for two restaurants (and one of them closed at 2). The architecture is indeed beautiful, as is the brick-paved street. I was hoping for more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicolle Z
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Small town with a long history, on the economic upswing; right between Grand Rapids and Lansing! Fell in love with the Queen Anne and Italianate houses. Everyone we met was super friendly. Low taxes, low crime, good schools, annual Ionia Free Fair...MOVING HERE!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rich S
Reviewed 30 November 2017

There is a lot of growth happening here and a lot of history also. Dinner and a movie, a nice stroll down the scenic main street.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lyn T
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My wife and I drove up and down Main Street slowly. It was Sunday and almost no traffic. Enjoyed looking at the buildings, the movie theater, churches and some of the homes. We plan to go back in the spring and walk the area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Chipperhigh2
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The historic downtown of Ionia is so wonderful if you like to go back in time a bit. It is like entering the way back machine. The new refurbishing of Main street is marvelous and a must see if you are in the area.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Brent M
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Downtown has some beautiful old buildings. The character of historic buildings gave me lots of material to photograph. Enjoy

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank We K
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A nicely restored typical turn of century (1800 to 1900) historic area. Some buildings have shops.....not many.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Pictured is the Hall-Fowler Memorial Library which has the kindest, most helpful staff you could ask for!

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Mindi V
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Nice antique shops with friendly staff...good stuff. Not much else open on Sunday which is too bad. Well cared for buildings.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Jeffrey D
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