Fairy tale castles & whimsical towers are something that might come to mind when you imagine Europe or an amusement park, but the middle of Michigan? It's probably not your normal picture of the midwest. If you're looking for unique things to do in Michigan, then visiting this castle is an excellent place to add to your bucket list.\nThe Curwood Castle is located in Owosso, Michigan and the inside of the building has been converted into a museum that covers the story of the castle & its previous owner, James Oliver Curwood.\nThe museum tour includes a great room that many writers and filmmakers used to hang around in. You can even see the stage where actors auditioned to be in the film adaptations of Curwood's great adventure novels.\nThis room is straight out of the 1920s & includes much of the original furniture and decorations that belonged to the writer.\nView this post on Instagram I went to Owosso for work the other day, so of course I stopped by my favorite Michigan castle. I even got some interior pics. (7 shots total) Curwood Castle was built as a writing studio for author James Oliver Curwood, who clearly had a lot of imagination. It was built in 1922 and it's on the National Register of Historic Places. Now it's a museum. #curwoodcastle #jamesolivercurwood #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #nrhp #americancastle #fairytalehouse #fairytale #storybookhouse #storybook #storybookarchitecture #owossomichigan #historicowosso A post shared by Sarah (@perkinshouse) on Jul 11, 2019 at 3:09pm PDT\nYou'll really feel like you stepped into a great piece of history in this castle.\nThe castle sits on the Shiawassee River where you can sit on a bench after your visit and soak in the sunset and nature that inspired the famous writer.\nView this post on Instagram Beautiful Curwood Castle fall 2019🍁🍂 #puremichigan #puremittigan #michiganders #michigansun #mittenlove #mittenstatelove #naturalmichigan #greatlakesproud #greatlakesloving #enjoymichigan #owosso #owossomichigan #curwoodcastle #midmichigan #castle #hey_ihadtosnapthat #renegade_rural A post shared by Sovereign Photography (@_sovereign_photography_) on Nov 14, 2019 at 4:36am PST\nIt only costs $5 for adults to tour this beautiful building too! We're ready to live out our fairytale dreams in this cute castle.\nView this post on Instagram I am just a girl in yellow, sitting in front of a yellow castle, thinking about yellow🍍🍋🍌🍹 🌻 #curwoodcastle . . . . #yellowdress #yellow #yellowcastles #michigan #puremichigan #michiganstate #owosso #curwood #usa #travel #traveller #wanderlust #wander #sunnydays #saturday #saturdayvibes #mauijims #hiddengem #neogen #crohnswarrior #crohns #ibd #travelusa #whodoesntloveyellow #mellowyellow #downtownowosso #smalltown #smalltownamerica #smalltowngirl A post shared by Tanya Giglio (@curious.dreamers) on Aug 4, 2018 at 5:13pm PDT\nThe author's life in this magnificent little place is actually pretty interesting too.\nCurwood's stories reached millions of readers in his time and the people of Owosso are very proud of this hometown hero.\nCurwood also spent a lot of time writing in a cabin that he constructed himself in the Canadian wilderness. Many of his novels were based on the beauty of nature that he witnessed there.\nOnce he became very well known, he began construction on this castle in 1922. The structure was inspired by French chateaus and provided a peaceful source of inspiration as he wrote while looking out over the Shiawassee River.\nCurwood passed away unexpectedly at the age of 49.\nThe city of Owosso, Michigan is home to many other historic houses and there's even an annual tour of historic homes.\nThe castle is about an hour and a half drive northwest of Detroit and is well worth visiting at least once in your life.\nAn overview of Curwood Castle can be found below.\nCurwood Castle \nPrice: $5 for adults, $2 for children under the age of 10\nAddress: Open Tuesday - Sunday; 1-5 p.m.\nWhy You Need To Go: You can have a fun afternoon exploring a corner of Michigan and come home with a dreamy Insta pic!\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment. \n\n\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.