7 Amazing and Unique Villages in Michigan That Can Take You Back In Time!

January 6th, 2017

There are lots of amazing things and beautiful destinations in Michigan. There are enchanting waterfalls, beautiful hiking and biking trails, historical structures, lovely state parks and a whole lot more!

Among the most popular places to visit in Michigan are their historical villages that are truly unique and wonderful. Below are some of the most amazing villages in Michigan that can surely take you to a different era because of their amazing surroundings, sceneries and structures.

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad – Flint Michigan

With its authentic Baldwin steam locomotive, the Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad can surely take you back in time. The steam locomotive can take you along the shores of Mott Lake up to the historic Pere Marquette roadbed and back to the heart of the village.

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Historic Fort Wayne – Detroit Michigan

If you are interested in the lives of the military way back, this village truly suits you! This site in Detroit offers guests and visitors the chance to see the original structures such as military barracks built in 1840s. The village features the original buildings and structures including a hospital, several shops and more.

Greenmead Historical Park – Livonia Michigan

This 95-acre parksite in Livonia was the 1820’s homestead of Michigan pioneer, Joshua Simmons.  It includes the original farm complex, Historical Village, picnic facilities and recreational areas.  The Historical Village at Greenmead was established to protect and preserve several locally significant structures that would have been lost to development at their original locations.  It serves as a legacy of Michigan’s agricultural heritage as well as a multi-faceted recreational and cultural facility hosting a number of major special events each year.

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Nelis’ Dutch Village – Holland Michigan

This Dutch-themed park located in Holland, Michigan offers a lot of things for the whole family. There’s a petting zoo, a shoe factory and there are also daily performances of costumed Dutch dancers.

Currently there are 30 structures in the Dutch Village, with architecture representing different provinces in the Netherlands. Street organs, a carousel, carillon bells, heirloom quality gifts, souvenirs, and many other Dutch treats await their guests.

Frankenmuth Michigan

Michigan’s little Bavaria is what people call Frankenmuth. There are lots of things you can do, see and enjoy at this amazing village. Whether it’s a day trip or a weekend retreat with friends and family, this Bavarian village is a perfect destination to relax and unwind. If you wanted to escape from your daily normal life or routine even for just few hours, this place can help you with that.

Heritage Village – Mackinaw City Michigan

The Heritage Village’s setting is from the early 1880 through 1917 – time of unparalleled changes in lighting, transportation, communication, housing and nearly every other aspect of Straits-area living. The village reflects an era when precious few buildings are still standing, and stories told by parents, grandparents and great grandparents abound. With around 143 acres of land, visitors can fully enjoy the trails, the historic structures and amazing pavilions, log home, sawmill and a whole lot more.

Greenfield Village – Dearborn Michigan

This amazing attraction located in Dearborn Michigan can surely take you back in time. Greenfield Village offers 83 authentic historic structures which includes the lab where Thomas Edison gave the world the light, the home where Noah Webster wrote the first American dictionary, the workshop where Wright Brothers invented and built the world’s first successful airplane and  the building where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. You can also find here the farmhouse where Henry Ford grew up.

In here, you can also catch a ride on a Model T, jump on a real steam-powered locomotive and visit farm animals! And if you get hungry, you can enjoy lunch from an 1830s menu, amazing right?

Among these villages, which ones are your favorite?


One response to “7 Amazing and Unique Villages in Michigan That Can Take You Back In Time!”

  1. I remember going on field trips to Greenfield Village as a child. I’ll have to take my kids when we come back to Michigan for a visit!

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