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Thumb Octagon Barn

6948 Richie Rd, Gagetown, MI 48735-9706
+1 989-655-0081
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Annual festival

Nice event that is put on yearly. I don't know what's so special about an eight-sided barn, but to... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Andrew L
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Don't Miss This !

Wonderful family or couple outing! Don't this fall festival -lots for everyone of all ages! The... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Peggy D
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Big 8-sided barn, old farmhouse, school and other buildings. Home of the Thumb Agricultural Museum. Hosts events. Open to public for free.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
12 Sep 2017
“Annual festival”
6 Sep 2017
“Don't Miss This !”
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6948 Richie Rd, Gagetown, MI 48735-9706
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Nice event that is put on yearly. I don't know what's so special about an eight-sided barn, but to each their own. It's fun for kids, educational for adults. I have gone each year for the last 10 years and haven't been disappointed yet.

Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wonderful family or couple outing! Don't this fall festival -lots for everyone of all ages! The people of this town are amazing and do a wonderful job! They are all very friendly and helpful! Take a ride to Gagetown and have fun!

Thank Peggy D
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The fall family day at the Octagon barn is a must for the family. They have tractors, a tractor parade, many demostrations, a one room school house, the barn, house that is open to tour many, many activities. If you are out there early enough...More

Thank ryers_flowers
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Just go, and check it out right out in the middle of the country, it's refreshing. Take some money and good walking shoes. It's a great family day. 😀

Thank A S
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Fall Family Days is great trip. It's history of the thumb and how life was back then. Life is great and to know how it was is even better.

Thank connie1223633
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Octagon Barn was built a hundred years or so ago by a local banker and real estate tycoon, despite his not knowing anything, really, about farming or barns. The barn is big and beautiful, lovingly restored and kept up by local volunteers who will...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This happens to be near my home. It is located in the center of the thumb, about a 2 hour drive from Detroit area and 1 hour from tri- city area. This historical treasure is a work in progress. It is great to see the...More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

On May 15th the Thumb Octagon Barn re-opens to the public. Hours are: Wednesday-Saturday 11 AM – 5PM, Sunday Noon-5PM. Closed Monday & Tuesday. tour of both the barn and house generally takes about 90 minutes but can be adjusted depending on available time for...More

Thank 73,184
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

As one of the tour guides, I need to explain why we are now only doing the $5.00 guided tours. Tours take about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours, depending on how interested you are. First there is an insurance issue since there is equipment...More

3  Thank 73,184
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

We had driven past this several times while in Michigan - and were so looking forward to visiting when it opened for the season (end of May.) Well . . .we didn't get to see it. They used to have self-guided tours and also guided...More

1  Thank LoveGetAways70
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