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Shrine of the Pines, Baldwin

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#97 of 135 in Museums in Michigan
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  • The unique woodworking a creative treasure. A must see, an experience you won't soon forget. Easy to find right off M 37. In Baldwin. Many people pass it by, not knowing what is really there. Better s...  more »
  • The Shrine of the Pines is a Log Cabin that has a bunch of furniture made out of tree trunks, roots, and fallen logs. A lot of the work took place in the 1920's. It is a fairly intresting place in a v...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • 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. :)
  • An amazing place with beautiful woodwork.
  • 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!