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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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The Mercato, as it is called

This was an interesting place to visit. Several nice shops and some great ice cream. A nice way to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carrol D
Kentwood, Michigan
Amazing structure from past towards bright future!

This architecture was amazing units day but like all of American structures if not tended will... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve H
via mobile
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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 good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1200 W 11th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
+1 231-941-1900
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an interesting place to visit. Several nice shops and some great ice cream. A nice way to restore an old building and bring it into use today.

Thank Carrol D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This architecture was amazing units day but like all of American structures if not tended will decay - some good people have taken this wreak and are transforming it into a place of awe and beauty - loved the tour and learned a lot of...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Village is a shopping area in Glen Arbor with many small shops. The shops offer souvenirs and t shirts and beach wear. Some boutiques are there withh better merchandise. Other shops and restaurants line the streets in downtown Glen Arbor. A nice area to...More

Thank Marisa B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The buildings and grounds are very cool. I enjoyed reading about the history and how it was revitalized into shops, office space, and residences. There are definitely some unique shops and friendly people running them. I thought there would be more shops than there were...More

Thank ohiohockeyguy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had been here several times for dinner and some quick shopping. This time we did the historic tour. Great guide (Dave), excellent overview of history and use of various buildings, new approaches and traditions. Great to understand better this amazing location.

Thank DTAsia
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour was amazing. It was very informative, learning the history of the state hospital and the people that lived there. We were pleased that we learned so much about buildings on the "campus" and were actually able to go in one of the buildings...More

Thank jeraf73
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was trying to find a tour to take of this building. Was not able to find any information on the historic tours. Asked someone who worked at a shop and she directed us to the right location but still unable to find tour information. They...More

Thank Sks1251
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour was amazing. Our guide, Joe, was knowledgeable and entertaining. We would never have understood the background of the place, philosophy of treatment there, and the wonderful reinventions going on without the tour. Other highlights of the tour include going into the tunnel system...More

Thank tonymarian74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here during this visit to TC. Seems everyone gives this place high marks, the grounds are absolutely terrific!! I can't believe how wonderfully this place has been transformed from a decrepit building into what it is today. The shops, while unique, didn't have...More

Thank troutcatcher04
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got brunch here as well as shopped around a bit. This was in addition to going on the tour which was awesome. Really great bakery and coffee shop that we decided to relax at afterwards. Would definitely go back again when in the area.

Thank mtdolan8
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Billie W
12 July 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Free - though tips appreciated
Ed H
8 June 2017|
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Response from weachu | Reviewed this property |
They are so amazing helpful there, I would just call and as where you booked the tour your probably not the first to ask that question!
6 June 2017|
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Response from Sbushouse | Reviewed this property |
We were on the 2-4 tour this past Sunday and he was the guide. He didn't mention whether he had done the morning tour or how often he works.