The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
43 locals recommend
Tips from locals
The old State Hospital has transformed into a hub for shopping, dining and exploring! Head to Red Spire for brunch, Spanglish for lunch, Stella for dinner and Left Foot Charley for wine in between! There are also miles of trails to explore.
Tours are available of this historic property where the mentally ill were treated for years.
Free outdoor concerts on the lawn at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons on Thursday nights during the summer.
Visit the Mercado and all of the restaurants right in the village! Don’t forget about booking a tour of this historic site!
Historic 1884 hospital complex now a sprawling shopping & dining spot with arboretum & hiking.
Places to stay nearby
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