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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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Interesting Historic Redevelopment Project

Interesting historic redevelopment project, quality artisan goods for sale, but a top rated... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brilliant, Ohio
Guided Tour of Traverse City State Hospital

A friend and I went on this tour and it was fantastic. Our tour guide was very engaging and funny... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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” (80 reviews)
“mental hospital” (32 reviews)
“insane asylum” (22 reviews)
1200 W 11th St, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
+1 231-941-1900
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting historic redevelopment project, quality artisan goods for sale, but a top rated destination draw...we really didn't think so. A second or third tier complementary site.

Thank jandro1
Reviewed 2 days ago

A friend and I went on this tour and it was fantastic. Our tour guide was very engaging and funny. He had great knowledge of the history of the State Home and also had experience with visiting there as a grade school student. He had...More

Thank Joni R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the time & money! Highly knowledgeable tour guide and great sense of humor as well! We will definitely return and take the tour again being that there is so much history to digest! Incredible property with an amazing story...

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Village during our trip to Traverse City and truly enjoyed the experience. A must stop when visiting the area.

2  Thank bigguy19552017
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was on the list of must's in the area ... it's a series of large building .. this once was the state sanitarium and they renovated the building and revitalized it for restaurants and shops. We unfortunately found it just minutes after it closed...More

Thank chattygirl7491
Reviewed 6 days ago

There's not a lot here, but some of the shops have some really cool and interesting stuff. It's a great idea, converting a mental asylum to shops, offices and apartments. Just needs more.

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We used to drive these grounds 20 years ago with our children, looking at the boarded up vacant hospital. It was fascinating but spooky. The transformation is amazing. Great shops that still show some of the old details of that past history.

Thank Mary209
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved the tour and flight of gelato we found in the shopping section. So many quant shops and friendly people. If you appreciate the history of mental health and Traverse City, the tour is worth while. Plan ahead and schedule a tour though. Lots...More

Thank JMccollum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I took a guided tour of the grounds. Simply amazing! Very informational, entertaining and worth the time and money. Our favorite part was seeing the steam tunnel. We can't wait to return for the Twilight Tour next time we are visiting.

Thank Kristin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The traffic in the immediate area is a bit challenging and navigating to the building was a little confusing. The grounds surrounding are pretty. The building itself is interesting in design. There aren't nearly as many stores as I had expected. The stores that are...More

Thank advsmuch
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Laura W
29 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.
Billie W
11 July 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Free - though tips appreciated
Ed H
7 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!