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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

1200 W 11th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
+1 231-941-1900
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This place is wonderful!

What a wonderful place to learn a lot of history for Traverse City. Our guide Steve was interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Adventur59
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Kingman, Arizona
Unusual, but neat

Difficult to find parking, but be persistent. Hard to believe that it used to be a hospital. Lots... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
michaeldD1312AS
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“state hospital” (82 reviews)
“mental health” (28 reviews)
“insane asylum” (23 reviews)
LOCATION
1200 W 11th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
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+1 231-941-1900
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"state hospital"
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"mental health"
in 28 reviews
"insane asylum"
in 23 reviews
"historic tour"
in 14 reviews
"trattoria stella"
in 21 reviews
"farmers market"
in 34 reviews
"cheesecake"
in 33 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 41 reviews
"historic building"
in 12 reviews
"the lower level"
in 18 reviews
"unique shops"
in 27 reviews
"interesting place"
in 10 reviews
"tour guide"
in 32 reviews
"interesting history"
in 15 reviews
"walking tour"
in 13 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 14 reviews
"left foot charley"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful place to learn a lot of history for Traverse City. Our guide Steve was interesting and personable.

Thank Adventur59
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Difficult to find parking, but be persistent. Hard to believe that it used to be a hospital. Lots to to see with a great bakery and Left foot Charlie's winery.

Thank michaeldD1312AS
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an awesome idea to redo this closed down mental institution. Turning some floors into condos,restraunts and shopping. Definitely will be doing the tour next TC visit and it's only Mon- Thurs. The history is amazing on this building. Although I do believe we still...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live 14 hours, by driving, away from Traverse City, but I am definitely going to make The Village at Grand Traverse a place I visit again when in the area. I also recommend it for shopping and to learn of the unique history of...More

Thank conniej238
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a picture-perfect day. Beautiful buildings and grounds and a really great tour! Tour guide was very knowledgeable! Would be great if another daytime tour was added as they book very quickly. So good to see that this property was saved from demolition. It...More

Thank Gary F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I really enjoyed the tour!! I have been wanting to go for years. So glad I finally got the opportunity! Our tour guide was great- friendly, Fun and informative!! I can’t wait to go on the evening tour in the future!

Thank hmoss22
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the tour of the former mental health facility. Well worth the $25 fee. Guide was knowledgeable, interesting and funny, but still showed respect for the former residents. He was able to field whatever questions participants threw at him. Was struck by how the...More

Thank fancygirl523
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome time here-shopping - food and a walking tour of Facility with a Fantastic and Funny Tour Guide Joe! So very educational and interesting!!!

Thank rayrayfree
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was great. Joe was our guide and he was outstanding. So much information about the state hospital, very informative.

Thank Jean S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really loved this place. It's so beautiful. There's still construction going on, but it didn't hinder our visit at all. We shopped, we had coffee, we took pictures and walked around the grounds. I love historic buildings and this one is awesome. Just go,...More

Thank Mary W
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Peggy R
24 October 2017|
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Response from Krystal F | Property representative |
Hello- Yes tours are available in November, please visit our website for the availability. Thanks!
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Laura W
30 September 2017|
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Response from msfetch | Reviewed this property |
There are many old photos with descriptions as you walk around. You may certainly walk around as I did and get a feel for the place as it was. But you are experiencing it as it is as well.
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Billie W
12 July 2017|
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Response from Moodman | Reviewed this property |
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