Michigan January 23, 2017
This Road Trip To Michigan’s Most Majestic Castles Is Like Something From A Fairytale
Who says castles can only be found in faraway lands? Our beloved Michigan is actually home to its fair share of these whimsical attractions, and you’ll be absolutely blown away by their beauty. If you’re looking for an especially magical tour of the Great Lakes State, go ahead and embark on this amazing road trip to Michigan’s most majestic castles.
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1. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology (434 S State St, Ann Arbor)
University of Michigan students certainly are lucky to study among plenty of gorgeous architecture, but Newberry Hall (which houses the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology) is undoubtedly one of the most unique spots on campus. Located smack dab in the middle of State Street, this small but lovely castle is often a focal point on tours of the school.
2. Grand Army of the Republic Building (1942 Grand River Ave, Detroit)
With its commanding towers, this castle is like something out of a medieval novel or television show. While ownership of the building has shifted many times since its construction in 1899, its unique and fascinating style has remained constant.
3. Meadow Brook Hall (350 Estate Drive, Rochester)
This breathtaking Tudor-style castle in Rochester will totally blow you away with its beauty. You might wonder if you’ve been pulled out of Michigan and dropped into an entirely different era. Built in the 1920s, Meadow Brook Hall is now a National Historic Landmark, and it’s a perfect place to include on your tour of Michigan’s most stunning castles.
4. Curwood Castle (224 Curwood Castle Dr, Owosso)
This gorgeous structure was built by Michigan author James Oliver Curwood. While it is now a museum, it once served as a writing studio for Curwood and draws in hundreds of visitors each year with its gorgeous design. For more information about Curwood Castle, see our previous article
5. Castle Farms (5052 M-66, Charlevoix)
This popular wedding venue in Charlevoix will absolutely take your breath away. Explore the gorgeous grounds, which are dotted with stunning gardens, statues, and intricately designed towers. You might just swear that you've stepped into a real-life fairytale.
6. The Hoyt Library (505 Janes Ave, Saginaw)
Book lovers will be delighted by this library in Saginaw, which was built in 1891. Not only is this castle’s exterior a true sight to behold — the library itself also houses an extensive collection of Michigan historical records. Hoyt Library is a must-see on your castle road trip.
7. Castle Museum of Saginaw (500 Federal Ave, Saginaw)
While in Saginaw, you absolutely can’t miss the Castle Museum. Its name alone hints at its grandeur and beauty, and you’ll want to snap a few photos of its Renaissance-style architecture. The building houses many permanent exhibits focused around the history of Saginaw and its surrounding areas.
8. Henderson Castle (100 Monroe St, Kalamazoo)
Ever wanted to stay the night in a castle? You can do just that at Henderson Castle, a beautiful Kalamazoo inn that’s truly fit for a royalty. The inn is also open for fine dining and special events — but even just a glimpse at the exterior will charm you.
Are you ready for your royal road trip? Load up the car and start exploring – your fairytale awaits!