Traverse City, MI, Guide and Information

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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.

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Traverse City Events

July 26, 2016

Brady Corcoran

July 26, 2016

The Workshop Live Jazz Jam

July 27, 2016

Boom Bang CASH!

July 27, 2016

Boom Bang CASH!

July 27, 2016

Kansas Bible Company at The Workshop Brewing Company

July 29, 2016

Win the Shirt off your Dealer Back!

July 29, 2016

Boom Bang CASH!

July 29, 2016

Get ahead of the game

July 29, 2016

Live Music by Sierra Cassidy

July 31, 2016

Parade of Winners

August 03, 2016

Comedy on the Bay

August 05, 2016

Live Music by Sydney Burnham

August 08, 2016

Shuffle Master Classic

August 12, 2016

Win the Shirt off your Dealers Back!

August 12, 2016

Live Music by Barefoot

August 19, 2016

Live Music by Oh Brother Big Sister

August 22, 2016

Shuffle Master Classic

August 26, 2016

Win the Shirt off your Dealers Back!

August 26, 2016

Live Music by Awesome Distraction

September 02, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Golf Special

September 09, 2016

Live Music by Dags und Timmah

September 16, 2016

Live Music by PPM

September 23, 2016

2-Night VIP Wine & Spa Weekend with Bowers Harbor Vineyards

September 23, 2016

Live Music by Rhett Betty

September 30, 2016

Live music by Zach Power

October 08, 2016

6th Annual Big Hole Golf Tournament

October 16, 2016

7th Annual Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament

October 21, 2016

Live Music by Folias

October 28, 2016

Live Music by Escaping Pavement

November 12, 2016

The Great Beerd Run
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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…

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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. Located…

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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 century…

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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.

Cooked in a copper…

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My Secret Stash
  • (231) 929-0340
  • 122 Cass St

A bohemian boutique featuring handcrafted works of Michigan artists.

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Art & Soul Gallery
  • (231) 947-4888
  • 140 E Front St., Traverse City, MI, 49684
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Brew Expresso Lounge & Cafe
  • 231-946-2739
  • 108 E. Front Street, Traverse City, Mi 49684

http://brewtc.com Traverse City’s Finest Espresso Lounge & Coffeehouse. Coffee, Tea, Espresso, Microbrews, Local Wine, Seasonal Drinks, Food & Live…

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Harvest & Roaming Harvest Food Truck
  • (231) 486-6037
  • 113 E State St

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

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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 140 cheeses to sample at our tasting…

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MI Grille
  • (231) 932-9330
  • 420 Munson Ave

Diner Fusion...with a local purpose

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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, and…

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

Milk & Honey Cafe and Ice Creamery is a family ice cream shop and espresso bar serving products made with high quality ingredients from local sources.

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

Traverse City's Brewpub & Taproom

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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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Oryana Natural Food Market
  • (231) 947-0191
  • 260 E 10th St
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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, and…

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Green Island Earth Friendly Goods
  • (231) 933-8465
  • 120 E Front St
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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 and…

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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…

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

Good Comida

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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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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 love…

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Candle Factory
  • 231-946-2280
  • 301 W. Grandview Parkway
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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, having opened…

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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 Michigan’s…

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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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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, and…

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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 delivered…

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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, educational…

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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 their…

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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 vineyards. We…

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The Franklin
  • (231) 943-2727
  • 160 E Front St

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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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 wings…

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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…

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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 true…

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Cousin Jenny's Cornish Pasties
  • 231-941-7821
  • 129 Southh Union Street

Cousin Jenny's offers delicious comfort food for all tastes, including authentic Cornish Pasties, Breakfast Bobbies, soups, salads and sandwiches…

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Sleder's Family Tavern
  • 231-947-9213
  • 717 Randolph

Michigan's Oldest Restaurant! A Traverse City Tradition Since 1882

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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 the…

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Dillinger's Pub
  • (231) 941-2276
  • 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 offers…

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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 bounty…

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Little Bohemia Pub & Grille
  • (231) 946-6925
  • 540 W. Front St.

Located in The West End Since 1932 "Home Away From Home" of Sir Walter Hagen. Check out his link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkT1h9dEEA

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Copper Falls Rok & Grille
  • (231) 943-1103
  • 1796 S. Garfield Ave

Copper Falls...an experience in good taste Traverse City's only TRUE steakhouse. Serving lunch and dinner everyday! Fully stocked wine cellar.…

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State Theatre
  • (231) 947-3446
  • 233 E Front St

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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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…

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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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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 experience the rich…

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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. Find…

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Red Mesa Grill-Pearls
  • 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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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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Park Place Hotel
  • 231-946-5000
  • 300 E. State St, Traverse City, Mi 49684

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Park Place Hotel offers the best of it all! Rich in history and located in the heart of…

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Bayshore Resort
  • 231-935-4400
  • 833 E. Front St

Our Victorian style hotel is nestled on the beach of West Grand Traverse Bay and offers the best of all you love about Traverse City – a great…

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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, Leelanau…

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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 dining…

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Taproot Cider House
  • 231-943-2250
  • 300 E. Front Street
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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 179

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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 Cold…

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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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Mama Lu's a modern day taco shop
  • 231-943-2793
  • 149 E. Front St.
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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…

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The Flea
  • 238 E. Front St
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Traverse Area Vacation Rentals
  • 231-421-5525
  • 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…

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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 lunch…

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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 and

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