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Address: 8962 S M 37, Baldwin, MI 49304-8084
Phone Number: +1 231-745-7892
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This guy had imagination and talent.

Have driven by this place since the 1970s and finally decided to take a look. Something that has been around that long, well, must be something to it. I spent $5.00 for the tour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
bcs488
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The Shrine of the Pines is a Log Cabin that has a bunch of furniture made out of tree trunks, roots, and fallen logs. A lot of the work took place in the 1920's. It is a fairly intresting place in a very beautiful setting near Baldwin, Michigan. The furniture is all extremely well made. There is a $5 oral... More 

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Manistee
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Now county owned, for the 5.00 admission price, you will spend an hour inside the head, and in view of the productions of a genius of imagination and craftsmanship. A guide and hunter, he did what he loved to both earn a living, and satisfy this gift which he possessed---- Stand and look at a stump. Do you see a... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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47 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Have driven by this place since the 1970s and finally decided to take a look. Something that has been around that long, well, must be something to it. I spent $5.00 for the tour and glad I did, nice to get the background on this stuff and to understand that this was originally to be a hunting and fishing lodge... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I called more than 4 months ago to check the days, dates and times this museum would be open. After being assured several times that the museum would be open on July 27, 2016, we made plans to drive out of our way to visit this attraction. You can imagine our frustration and disappointment when we drove there only to... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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194 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We enjoyed taking our sons here 30 years ago and recently returned with their children. The interesting tour of the cabin and its hand carved furniture was just as we remembered and still worth seeing. The price is very reasonable and includes following the little trails around for a nice hike. The gift shop sells many hand made items at... More 

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sheffield Ohio
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78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We just wanted to take look inside so there was no charge.The tour is $4.00 ea. The furniture and everything inside was fascinating and beautiful. There is a nice little gift shop with handmade items. The prices were really reasonable and there were some nice things in there to buy. Nice place to spend a little time at.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

After reading some of these reviews, I went thinking that I might be confronted with a closed door. That was most definitely not the case. The Shrine (under new management) is open and ready for visitors. The cost is a flat $5.00 (no senior/student discounts) but well worth it. My tour guide, Brady, gave a very informative 40 minute tour... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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632 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We had driven by this many times and finally decided to stop. It is situated on the Pere-Marquette River and there are some small nature trails to walk. The interior of the place is fascinating; all kinds of furniture made from trees and trunks. It is well worth a visit.

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1 Thank Hola4876
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Stopped here recently and totally enjoyed it. Had been there 40 to 50 years ago on a school field trip. The furniture is amazing and the admission fee is low. I'm glad the county was able to preserve this quirky place.

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Lansing, Michigan
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

For a large group, including young children, I'd probably head to Jones' and get ice cream. BUT, the woodworking is amazing and the site/river are beautiful. The cost just seems disproportionate for a one room cabin.

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