1065 M-37 S.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 943-3040
Fax: (231) 943-9559
1065 M-37 S., Traverse City, MI, US, 49684
- Phone: (231) 943-3040
- Fax: (231) 943-9559
Located on Cass Road, near the Sara Lee Bakery outlet, is The World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan. The gigantic tin pan is a marker to commemorate the Guinness World Record that the city holds for making the world's largest cherry pie. Chasing the record set by Charlevoix, MI in 1976, the Traverse City Cherry Pie weighed a whopping 28,350 pounds (12,859 kilograms). The pie monument is displayed vertically for the world to see and celebrate Traverse City as the National Cherry Capital of United States.
More than just a shopping center, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is located in a preserved historical area, what used to be the Traverse City State Hospital. There are plenty of dining and shopping options, making for an enjoyable day out.
Located in Traverse City, which is known for its fair share of roadside attractions, is one of strangest attractions in Michigan. The grave site of Colantha the cow, is often sought by tourists and locals alike, who stop by to commemorate the life and achievement of the Champion Cow. Fondly remembered as Colantha Walker who was born and raised in the Northern Michigan Asylum, a self-sufficient mental health facility of the 1800s, she was claimed a champion in 1926. She produced a whopping 2746 gallons (10395 liters) of milk that year, while the average cow in Michigan would produce just about 469 gallons (1777 liters) of milk annually. Traverse City still remembers Colantha who has inspired the annual dairy festival in city called the Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival held every at what used to be the mental asylum's grounds, which is also the final resting place of the legendary cow.
A Suttons Bay Winery and Distillery in Leelanau County, Black Star Farms produces classic varietal wines and fruit brandies. It is also home to Leelanau Cheese Company. Its award-winning traditional European-style cheeses are made in the creamery which is a part of the on-site wine tasting room. Equestrian facilities and an inn are also on the property.
The Michigan Legacy Art Park is located in Thompsonville and is spread over 30 acres with a multitude of scenic trails interspersed. This park is open all year round from dawn to dusk and trail guides are available for those who don't want to miss out on the most panoramic routes. Community events and art events are a regular feature here where artists can exhibit their works. Hikers are advised to dress appropriately and stick to marked trails only. Check website for a list of upcoming events.