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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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Great shopping, great food! Pleasant! Not to be missed! Trattoria Stella is fabulous! Always buy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Upscale shopping

Perfect rainy day shopping in an interesting historical venue. The stores are upscale, classy and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
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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 via mobile

Great shopping, great food! Pleasant! Not to be missed! Trattoria Stella is fabulous! Always buy jewelry when visit there.

1  Thank bzmichigan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Perfect rainy day shopping in an interesting historical venue. The stores are upscale, classy and artistic. Parking is free and convenient. There are many restaurants along with cafes serving coffee, ice cream and cheesecake. A very enjoyable experience.

1  Thank Loon3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Village is a massive complex built on the grounds of the old Northern Michigan Insane Asylum. One level of the main building is given over to tiny shops and cafes. It is a unique atmosphere - you are browsing among the old patient rooms...More

1  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Many interesting shops. I commend Traverse City for repurposing these historic buildings instead of just tearing them down. The interiors and grounds have been beautifully restored. Be sure to visit Landmark Books--GREAT independent bookseller with an outstanding collection of modern American fiction, reasonably priced. The...More

1  Thank Midwesterner526
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting place to go to shop. Neat stores, but kinda pricy. Go and look around if you have the chance.

1  Thank cbriggerman2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

An old state hospital turned into shops, places to eat, and residences. Unique places to shop, and it's kind of an eerie feeling knowing you are going through the halls, that once was a place that kept people who weren't able to be out in...More

1  Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful experience. Our tour guide Joe was so knowledgeable, interesting and fun, he took this from a good tour to a great one!!! It was fascinating to learn how this asylum operated. This is so worth the money spent!!!!!

1  Thank mlscott19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the tour of the asylum and it was awesome! Our tour guide, Joe, was incredibly fun and informative. We learned so much and it was a great time. My only complaint is that they handed out a discount coupon for the stores after...More

1  Thank endre1mr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice place to visit given the history of the building. Nice little shops and a few restaurants. Didn't take the tour, but would probably recommend doing so to get more out of the experience.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really unique experience. The shops were fantastic. We enjoyed the building and the rich history. Fascinating use of the building. If we had known more we would have taken the guided tour of the grounds.

1  Thank meganlockie
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Ed H
The tour guide read a note a patient left for the staff. Does anyone know the words or know where to find it. It was very good
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!
When does Joe give tours and when does Dave give tours?
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.
YES YES YES. Please reserve the Monday tour for two at noon on Monday, May 9, 2016. Thank you so much.
7 May 2016|
Response from upnorth98 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the tour organizer will see your post and make your reservation. I suggest you call and confirm.