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Glen Haven Historical Village

9922 W Front St, Empire, MI 49630-9417
+1 231-326-4700
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Well worth the side trip

A gem of a local site, Glen Haven features several restored buildings, a small museum and a nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marian R
,
Highlands Ranch
Great!

Took the tour of the historical village, while looking for the lighthouse in the morning fog out of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DRA1968
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Harrison Township, Michigan
via mobile
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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9922 W Front St, Empire, MI 49630-9417
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+1 231-326-4700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem of a local site, Glen Haven features several restored buildings, a small museum and a nice beach. Good place for a picnic or bike ride. Take the short side road from Sleeping Bear Dunes to get a sense for what this area was...More

Thank Marian R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tour of the historical village, while looking for the lighthouse in the morning fog out of the boathouse museum...literally saw a bad eagle fly right out of the fog, up the beach and land in the pine next to us!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restored Glen Haven town ca. 1880 and then just a mile west the Glen Haven LifeSaving Station. Whether open when you are there, there is plenty to see and explore - and another nice beach and lakeshore. Beautiful view of the Manitou Islands.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We got here only half an hour before closing. It's just down the street from the dune climb and we hadn't meant to spend quite so long there. The only historical building we got to go inside was the blacksmith shop where they were doing...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Tucked away by itself this is a nice museum to see a little history of the area they also have a beautiful beach!

Thank Jak2605
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

On your way to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, stop here. It's a fun village with amazing volunteers. Was the highlight of our day to stop and visit with the fellow teacher who volunteers in the canning factory. Great views too!

Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Make the trek out to Glen Haven. They have done a nice job restoring the buildings, the museums are both a nice visit, the beach is great and we typically park, it’s free, and ride our bikes down to the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb and...More

Thank Robert230
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is a nice restored area with several attractions, but you could skip it if you were short on time. There is an old Coast Guard building with a small museum with information about the shipwreck rescue operations that were formerly conducted there. The cannery...More

Thank darwinmoore
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

There’s a beach, an enclosed fishing boat (interesting-they fished from inside the boat), the former cannery which houses houses old rescue boats and has photos and information on the former cherry cannery. There’s a ranger to answer all your questions and literature available for a...More

Thank Donna V
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Glen Haven Historical Village (which is part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore) is located on M-109 about 3 miles west of Glen Arbor. Long ago, its cannery processed fruit from orchards in the surrounding area; but now the cannery building houses interesting old boats...More

Thank tgw51
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