That’s right. There is castle in Charlevoix, Michigan called Castle Farms. It was built by vice president of Sears, Charles Loeb in 1917. The castle was built as a dairy farm to show case farm equipment sold by Sears. After years of deterioration, the castle was purchased and renovated to it’s past glory and is now open for tours and hosts several events and weddings yearly. I took a tour and was transported back to another time. I walked through manicured gardens and brick courtyards, taking in the beautiful visage that surrounded me. In the King’s court are child size chess pieces for a quick game if you are so inclined. Several trains run on top of the maze and through gardens for the enjoyment of all. I strolled through the Enchanted Forest and said hello to the gnomes. The biggest surprise was the giant dragon. Don’t worry he is very friendly. After all, what’s a castle without a dragon? Inside the castle is a collection of memorabilia from monarchs of Europe and Asia. There is also a display of WWI artifacts that was very interesting. If you are looking for something different to do, come and spend some time at Castle Farms where there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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