Shrine of the Pines, Baldwin
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Now county owned, for the 5.00 admission price, you will spend an hour inside the head, and in view of the productions of a genius of imagination and craftsmanship. A guide and hunter, he did what he ... read more »
Have driven by this place since the 1970s and finally decided to take a look. Something that has been around that long, well, must be something to it. I spent $5.00 for the tour and glad I did, nice t... read more »
I called more than 4 months ago to check the days, dates and times this museum would be open. After being assured several times that the museum would be open on July 27, 2016, we made plans to drive o... read more »
Great place to visit, beautful woodworking The building structure is amazing in it self, houseing so much more inside. Every piece of furniture is uniquely hand crafted ..A step back in time when people were totally self sufficient....A must stop when in Baldwin Michigan....
It's totally worth the $5 admission. Quick in and out; good for those who don't like time-sink sightseeing.
My husband and I were in Big Rapids and were looking for things to do in the area. We drove less than 30 minutes to see the Shrine in the Pines, figuring a $5 per person admission wasn't too much of a gamble. We are so, so glad we went. We spent about an hour at the museum, but it's fantastic and we're taking friends and all of our kids back next week. It's an incredibly unique collection - something you wouldn't find anywhere else in the world. The only negative is that this isn't more widely known and easily accessible to larger cities. It's 100% worth the drive and the very inexpensive cost of a personal tour - which everyone gets. The history behind each piece is incredible. Any woodworker would absolutely love this museum. It's magnificent work and I had no idea that virgin pines grew so large - 7 feet in diameter! I can not recommend making the trip enough. There is a place to tip your tour guide and we didn't have cash on hand, but he definitely deserved a tip. :)
My parents had taken me here when I was 3 and I've never forgotten the place. Now a mother myself, I'd love to take him there!
I and my wife loved the place. In order to appreciate it, you need to have worked with wood. --The carver-Overholzer died at 62 of a massive heart attack. He certainly lives on his work. Having done the reasonably priced tour, I found it not only to be money spent for a worthy cause, I would pay $15-$20 to do it again. This place is NOT government funded! Regarding A's comments, not only can she not spell, but she needs a bit more time on the planet. A waste of time is the last thing I would call this. Others call it a Shrine of the Pines---I agree. Tom
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