Traverse City, MI, Guide and Information

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Local Treasures

About Traverse City

Hosting film, music, and cherry harvest festivals each year, Traverse City has much to offer the visitor, from cultural events to the great boating, biking, fishing, sailing, and kayaking in Grand Traverse Bay.

Traverse City Events

August 14, 2015

Live Music by Awesome Distraction

September 04, 2015

Live Music by Dale Wicks

October 03, 2015

5th Annual "Big Hole" Golf Tournament

October 18, 2015

7th Annual Tuff Enough Golf tournament
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Grand Traverse Distillery
  • (231) 947-8635
  • 781 Industrial Circle, Suite 5 Traverse City, MI 49686

Grand Traverse Distillery is proud to be Michigan’s largest micro-distillery. Our True North Vodka celebrates the natural gifts abundant to Michi...

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Spanglish Cafe
  • 231-943-1453
  • 1333 Yellow Drive, Traverse City,Mi 49684

Good Comida

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Korner Gem
  • (231) 929-9175
  • 13031 Fisherman Cv, Traverse City

Korner Gem is owned and operated by Kevin and Chenina Gauthier.

Kevin is a native of Traverse City and honed his lapidary skills early...

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Outback Steakhouse
  • (231) 935-4329
  • 3501 Marketplace Circle, Traverse City, Mich 49684

FRESH ZONE When you're in the mood for adventure, Australia delivers big time. You'll be sure to discover fresh new experiences, natural wonders an...

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Brew Espresso Lounge & Cafe
  • 231-946-BREW (2739)
  • 108 E Front St. Traverse City, MI 49684

BREW! ~ Morning, Noon, & Night ~
Voted best Coffee Hangout in Grand Traverse County byreaders of theNorthernExpress.Brew is a locally owned i...

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Poppycock's New American Cuisine
  • , 231-941-7632
  • 128 East Front Street, Traverse City, Mich 49684

Poppycock’s has been owned and operated in Traverse City by Josie and Mark Butzier since 1989. Mark has left (Oct. 208) to fulfill his dream to wa...

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Northland Vacation Rentals
  • 855-530-7368
  • 241 East State Street

We are passionate about creating exceptional vacation experiences for our guests and serving as trusted partners to our owners.

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TC Watersports
  • 231-941-9411
  • 1683 US 31 North

Open Memorial Day to Labor Day

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West Bay Beach, A Holiday Inn Resort
  • 231-947-3700
  • 615 East Front Street , Traverse City, Michigan 49686

West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort is a year-round, full service resort that sits on the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay.West Bay Beach offers ...

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The Village Grand Traverse Commons
  • (231) 941.1900
  • 830 Cottageview Drive, Suite 101 • Traverse City, MI 49684

The Minervini Group welcomes you to The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, where one of the largest, historic preservation and adaptive reuse redev...

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Rare Bird Brew Pub
  • (231) 943-2053
  • 229 Lake Ave

Traverse City's Brewpub & Taproom

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Bayshore Resort
  • 231-935-4400
  • 833 E. Front St
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Wilson Antiques
  • (231) 946-4177
  • 123 South Union Street Traverse City, MI 49684

Wilson Antiques, Northern Michigan’s Largest Antique Mall, is situated in beautiful downtown Traverse City and now also in Acme! The historic centu...

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Traverse City Whiskey Co
  • 231-922-8292
  • 201 East 14th Street, Traverse City, Mi

Tasting Room / Bar Hours: Sun-Thurs 1:00-8:30pm Fri-Sat 1:00-10:30pm

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Downtown Traverse City Association
  • (231) 922-2050
  • 303 E. State St., Ste. C, Traverse City, MI 49685-0042

Downtown Traverse City, which includes the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the Downtown Traverse City Association (DTCA) and Auto Parking Ser...

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Eurostop
  • 231-421-1168
  • 300 E. Front St, Traverse City, Mi 49684

EuroStopEuropean-inspired Deli CafePhone: (231) 421-1168Fax: (231) 421-1076Email: mbbarbu@aol.comhttp://www.eurostopcafe.com

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Left Foot Charley Winery
  • (231) 995-0500
  • 806 Red Drive Traverse City, MI 49684

Welcome to Left Foot Charley
Left Foot Charley - Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Gewurztraminer from Northern Michigan's finest vine...

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Great Lakes Childrens Museum
  • (231) 932-4526
  • 13240 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684

The Great Lakes Children's Museum is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with the demonstrated ability to create high-quality, hands-on, educatio...

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Milk & Honey Cafe & Iced Creamery
  • 231-944-1036
  • 240 E Front St Traverse City, MI 49684

Cherry Cone is a family ice cream shop and espresso bar serving products made with high quality ingredients from local sources.

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The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
  • 231-935-4077
  • 1490 Red Drive, Traverse City, Mi 49684

A year-round public garden project of the BGSNM

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Big Boy Restaurant
  • (231) 941-7430
  • 3828 U.S. 31 Traverse City, MI 49684

History of Big Boy In 1936, Bob Wian sold his prized DeSoto Roadster to purchase a small hamburger stand in Glendale, California. He named it Bob's...

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Bay West Antiques on Garland
  • 231-947-3211
  • 205 Garland Street

Voted peoples favorite Antique Mall in 6 years in a row from 2008 ~ 2013 !

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Doug Murdick's Fudge
  • (231) 947-4841
  • 116 E. Front St, Traverse City, Mich 49684

WELCOME TO DOUG MURDICK'S FUDGE See it Made!Watch our candy craftsmen seven days a week. July and August, open 7 days and evenings.

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The Workshop Brewing Company
  • 231-421-8977
  • 221 Garland St

The Workshop Brewing Company: sustaining nature, building community, and honoring craft through honest beer, wholesome food, and a warm welcome.

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Traverse Tall Ship Company
  • (231) 941-2000
  • 13258 S. West Bay Shore Dr

Join us aboard the schooner Manitou, one of the largest sailing vessels on the Great Lakes. Enjoy a unique adventure back in time as you discover t...

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State Theatre
  • (231) 947-4800
  • 233 E Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684

The State Theatre is owned and operated by the Traverse City Film Festival, which completely renovated the shuttered historic downtown movie house,...

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Harvest & Roaming Harvest Food Truck
  • 231-649-0523
  • 113 E State Street, Traverse City, Mi 49684

Harvest serves locally focused american comfort food and fusion tacos. Open since Summer 2014

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Benjamin Twiggs Legendary Cherry Products
  • (231) 947-0208
  • 1213 East Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686

Founded in 1966, Benjamin Twiggs is the original purveyor of fine cherry products in northern Michigan. Throughout our history, we have remained tr...

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Giving Wings Aviation & Aerial Tours
  • 616-822-9920
  • 1170 Airport Access Rd,Traverse City,Mi 49686

We fly, train pilots, maintain and rent airplanes in TC! Floatplane and skiplane rides available year round. Call us to help you....get your wing...

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Park Place Hotel
  • 231-946-5000
  • 300 E. State St, Traverse City, Mi 49684
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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
  • (231) 534-6000
  • 100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard | PO Box 404 | Acme, MI 49610

Rising in the midst of northern Michigan’s freshwater bounty, winding wooded trails and sugar-sand beaches, you’ll find Grand Traverse Resort and S...

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Bistro Fou Fou
  • (231) 421-6583
  • 118 Cass Street Traverse City. Mich 49684

French bistro in the heart of downtown Traverse City. Come see how fun French can be!

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Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
  • 231-929-2999
  • 1217 E. Front St., Traverse City, Mich 49686

Ahh, A Taste of Gourmet History. 1983 was a big year for America. Change was in the air. Reagan and old Bush were leading the country through the C...

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The Filling Station
  • 231-946-8168
  • 642 Railroad Place, Traverse City, Mi 49686

Welcome to the Filling Station Microbrewery!The Filling Station Microbrewery features handcrafted ales by the rails and wood-fired flatbreads. Loc...

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MC Sports
  • (231) 933-6158
  • 3450 South Airport Road West

Founded in 1946, MC Sports started with one store in Grand Rapids Michigan. The original name, Michigan Clothiers, reflected the wide range of prod...

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G.T. Butterfly House & Bug Zoo
  • 231-944-0774
  • 8840 East M72, Williamsburg, Mi 49690

Fall preview! October 1-31st. Daily from 10am-6pm- LIKE US TO GET UPDATES!!

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The Music House Museum
  • (231) 938-9300
  • 7377 U.S. 31 North P.O. Box 297 Acme, Michigan 49610

The Music House Museum is an educational institution whose mission is to collect, restore and preserve and demonstrate automated musical machines...

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Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel
  • (231) 534-8805
  • 7741 M-72 EAST, WILLIAMSBURG, MI 49690

Turtle Creek Casino is located 4 miles east of Traverse City on M-72 in Williamsburg, Michigan. Play your favorite slots from penny to $100 den...

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Pepenero Ristorantino Itauano
  • (231) 929-1960
  • 800 Cottageview Drive, Traverse City,Mi

Pepe Nero is a one-of-a-kind restaurant bringing a southern Italian accent to the Grand Traverse dining scene.

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By The Bay Tours
  • 231-932-1065
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Traverse City Tourism
  • (231)947-1120
  • 101 W. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

The Traverse City Visitor Center at the corner of Union Street and Grandview Parkway (across from the marina) is open summer/fall 9am-6pm Mon-Sat, ...

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The Cheese Lady
  • 231-421-9600
  • 600 W. Front St,Traverse City,Mi 49684

Specialty Cheese Store offering a variety of cheeses and complimenting items from around the world. over 120 cheeses to sample at our tasting coun...

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Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
  • 231-922-8922
  • 548 East Front Street, Traverse City, Mi 49684

We are a full service rental management company that has been in business for over 30 years. Vacation rental homes, cottages and condo--we would l...

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One Of A Kind Cycle
  • 866-734-6990
  • 630 Cottage View Drive Suite 64

You dream it, we build it!

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The Franklin
  • 231-943-2727
  • 160 E. Front St, Traverse City, Mi 49684

Why "The Franklin"? The word "franklin" comes from the Middle English "frankeleyn" which means free man. It describes the emergence of a class of ...

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Grand Traverse Pie Company
  • (231) 922-7437
  • 525 West Front Street, Traverse City, Mich 49684

We’re proud of the place of our original home. A land defined by the seasons, influenced and inspired by water, wind, snow, and sun. A land of boun...

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Red Mesa Grill
  • 231-938-2773
  • 1544 US 31 North, Traverse City, Mi

Mexican and Latin American specialties created using only the finest ingredients, served in a festive setting. We feature the largest selection of ...

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Sunset Water Sports
  • 231-932-1800
  • 833 E. Front Street

Sunset Watersports is your #1 source for ski boats, jet skis and pontoon boat rentals, whether it's on one of the bays in Traverse City or delivere...

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Seven Monks Taproom/Low Bar Spirits & Concoctions
  • 231-421-8410
  • 128 S. Union St, Traverse City, Mi 49684

www.7monkstap.com

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Riverside Canoe
  • 231-325-5622
  • 5042 N. Scenic Hwy | Honor, MI 49640

Canoe, Tube, Kayak and Family Fun on the Platte River!

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The Exchange Boutique
  • 231-944-1969
  • 116 S. Union St

The Exchange is an exciting new place in Traverse City to find new, eclectic fashions and accessories. The Exchange is more than just a retail shop...

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The Dish Cafe
  • (231) 932-2233
  • 108 S. Union St, Traverse City, Mich 49684

Welcome to the Dish! We are located at 108 S. Union St. just off Front Street in downtown Traverse City. We have quite a diverse menu with many veg...

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Gallery Fifty - Grand Traverse Commons
  • (231) 932-0775
  • 800 Cottage View Dr Ste G50, Traverse City

Founded in 2004 by Christie Minervini, Gallery Fifty represents a select group of 150 regional and North American artists and designers showing th...

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Green Island Earth Friendly Goods
  • 866-933-8465
  • 120 East Front Street, Traverse City, Mich 49684

Organic cotton clothing for baby & toddlerRecycled & organic home finishings • Natural mattresses& bedding • Organic cotton & bamboo bath linens

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Oryana Natural Food Market
  • (231) 947-0191
  • 260 East Tenth Street ,Traverse City, MI 49684

Things certainly have changed since Oryana opened 38 years ago. What began as a small group of families distributing sacks of brown rice and oats f...

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Peppercorn Gourmet Kitchen Store
  • (231) 941-4146
  • 226 E. Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684



Nestled in the heart of Downtown Traverse City on Historic Front Street, Peppercorn is a delight for the senses. Come on in to experie...

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Leelanau Sands Casino
  • (231) 534-8150
  • 2521 N. West Bayshore Drive, Peshawbestown, MI 49682

ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON LEELANAU SANDS CASINO & LODGE Located a scenic 20 miles north of Traverse City on M-22 in Peshawbestown, Michigan, Leela...

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Dillinger's Pub
  • (866) 563-2210
  • 121 & 119 S. Union Street Traverse City, MI 49684

Stop by for a cold pint of beer and for lunch and dinner at Dillinger's Pub & Bootleggers.In business for over 20 years, our pub and restaurant off...

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Spice Merchants
  • 231-947-7423
  • 145 East Front Street, Traverse City, Mi 49684

Spice Merchants sells the highest quality spices, spices blends and teas. On our page we share tips, recipes and offer specials exclusive to FB.

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Trattoria Stella
  • (231) 929-8989
  • 1200 West 11th Street Traverse City, MI 49684

We always wanted to see what could happen if smart, dedicated, passionate people started a restaurant with the goal simply to do something great. F...

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Northern Natural Cider House & Winery
  • 231-943-1078
  • 324 E. Front Street
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Mary's Kitchen Port & Gourmet To Go
  • (231) 941-0525
  • 539 W Front St, Traverse City, Mich 49684

Welcome to Mary's Kitchen Port! Come in and browse our well stocked kitchen store, carrying the best in kitchen wares and gadgets. Stop in for a ...

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Traverse Area Vacation Rentals
  • 888-844-TAVR
  • 2301 N. Garfield Rd. Ste B Traverse City MI 49686

Traverse Area Vacation Rentals has managed vacation homes since 2000. We specialize in short-term rentals and also handle long-term leasing. In add...

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Tuscan Bistro
  • 231-922-7795
  • 12930 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, Mi 49684
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Venus Boutique
  • (231) 995-0551
  • 134 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

Stop by Traverse City's premiere beauty boutique for the latest cosmetics from: bareMinerals, Paul & Joe, Stila, Smashbox and Too Faced. Need som...

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Cherryland Antique Mall & Consignment Center
  • (231) 944-1980
  • 1719 South Garfield Ave, Traverse city, Mi 49686

Visit us at http://www.cherrylandantiquemall.com.

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Art & Soul Gallery
  • (231) 947-4888
  • 140 East Front St, Traverse City, Mi

Art & Soul Gallery is a very spontaneous and exciting environment. Not unlike a juried art show, new works arrive daily from Michigan and across th...

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Tom's Food Markets
  • (231) 946-4115
  • 1201 South Division Street, Traverse City, Mich 49684

With 6 convenient locations in Traverse City, Interlochen, Acme and Northport, Tom's Food Markets is a full service supermarket offering products a...

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Amical Bistro
  • (231) 941-8888
  • 229 East Front Street

Located in the heart of downtown Traverse City overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, Amical has been offering eclectic European cuisine to our dinin...

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Mackinaw Brewing Company
  • (231) 933-1100
  • 161 East Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684

Mackinaw Brewing was the first brewpub to open up in downtown Traverse City. We specialize in amazing hand-crafted brews, delicious smoked meats, a...

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Mackinaw Brewing Company
  • (231) 933-1100
  • 161 East Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684

Mackinaw Brewing was the first brewpub to open up in downtown Traverse City. We specialize in amazing hand-crafted brews, delicious smoked meats, a...

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