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Castle Farms

5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
+1 231-237-0884
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Lovely and Important Part of Charlwvoix History

I’ve attended many events at Castle Farms, but took the tour and trolley with family and a toddler... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rosellamichigan
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michigan
via mobile
Worth visiting

My wife and I spent around two ours in the self paced tour of the place.. We had a wonderful time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AMW3L
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Cairo, Egypt
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Open year round, Castle Farms is one of Northern Michigan's top historic attractions, as well as one of the Midwest's premier wedding venues. Visitors can stroll throughout the magnificent stone buildings dating back to 1918, and enjoy gorgeous gardens. A variety of museum quality collections featuring castles, antique toys, and royalty memorabilia from around the world are displayed throughout the buildings. The Castle's 1918 Museum showcases items from that time era, plus World War I memorabilia. Children delight in feeding the huge rainbow trout swimming in the Reflection Pond, playing a game of giant chess, or hide-and-seek with the fairies and gnomes dwelling in the Enchanted Forest. Our Self-Guided Tours offer Scavenger Hunt tours for children, too! Everyone loves The Castle's Garden Railroad; with more than 1/2 mile of track and 68 G-scale trains, it's one of the largest in the State. Listed on both the National and State Historic Registries, Castle Farms is a world-class historic property where old world charm and modern-day elegance enchant visitors of all ages.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (21 reviews)
“dairy farm” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5052 M 66 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720-8519
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+1 231-237-0884
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"self guided tour"
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"gift shop"
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"dairy farm"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"great place to visit"
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"interesting history"
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"the dragon"
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"miniature train"
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"model railroad"
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"taking place"
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"this place is amazing"
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"chess game"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve attended many events at Castle Farms, but took the tour and trolley with family and a toddler. All loved it. Fascinating history, pretty gardens, great wedding venue. Because food is always catered, the Castle is a big boost to the local economy and much...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent around two ours in the self paced tour of the place.. We had a wonderful time exploring the castle although the rail way station model wasn't working.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful and remarkable place. I cannot wait to be in my sister's wedding at Castle Farms. We walked around and just enjoyed every bit of being there.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We purposefully visited during the off season and experienced a self guided tour. The Castle is filled with interesting history and amazing memories! We were able to take our time on the things that are interested us and move on quickly from areas that we...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We showed up around 3 and it closes at 4 but they didn’t give us any trouble. The walking tour was great. There were pictures showing what it looked like in the past and some cool photo ops. I could see why people like getting...More

Thank Klark K
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We had a little extra time on our 25th Anniversary Road Trip from Florida to Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel and on a whim, we decided to stop at CASTLE FARMS. No regrets!!! WHOA! Originally built in 1918, this Castle is a GEM now that so...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is an excellent place to have a wedding and reception. It is not only beautiful, but the staff make everything fun and organized in your wedding planning.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Our son's wedding was at the Castle in December. Our family and friends had an excellent time and really enjoyed the beautiful facilities. The staff at the castle, especially Autumn were very helpful. I would definitely recommend the Castle for your family wedding.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Our group visited the Castle in November after the season when the price had been reduced. We all agreed after wondering around in a self-guided tour that we should have allotted more time. The grounds and displays were beautifully done and educational. Several events were...More

Thank Reese K
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I have lived in Michigan for over 30 years and been to Charlevoix several times, but I had never heard of the Castle Farm. It's right on Route 66 just outside the city. In 1918, the acting president of Sears decided to build a Tuscan-style...More

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Donald B
31 January 2017|
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Response from rhprincess | Reviewed this property |
What time of year? The side garden is beautiful. The little round room across from the trains would be unique - you stand in the middle and whisper and can be heard anywhere in the room... It is a beautiful place with lots... More
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Pat T
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Response from CastleFarms | Property representative |
Thank you very much for answering the question for us! We hope you were able visit us!
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
(231) 237-0884, give them a call at this number.
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