Day 80: Turkeyville

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Photo by Leighanna Whiting
[box size=”large” border=”full”]Why it’s awesome: If you love turkey then you will love Cornwell’s Turkeyville! Apart from specializing in anything and everything turkey, they offer homemade ice cream, a dinner theater, cool events, and great shopping. Turkeyville is a guaranteed fun time for the whole family![/box]

In Marshall Michigan, there is a turkey farm, but it’s not just any old turkey farm. It is Cornwell’s Turkeyville where it’s all turkey, all the time! From turkey burgers to turkey tacos they have it all, including their famous, homemade pies! Or head over to the ice cream parlor to try their favorite specialty flavors: kitchen sink or turkey trax. Cornwell’s Turkeyville also offers delicious, homemade caramel corn and fudge. If you prefer to be entertained while you eat, then you will love the dinner theater where there is live entertainment. The dinner theater is a great place to book for a party or any other gathering. Be sure to check the website to see what show is playing because every month or two the show will change.

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Aside from all the tasty food, there is a gift shop, a railroad track, a campground, and plenty of events. At the gift shop there is an array of souvenirs, treats, and Michigan made products. The train is temporarily out of order because of this years massive spring winds. They are currently raising funds to rebuild the train and its track so please show your support by donating! The newest feature to Turkeyville is the campground. Camp Turkeyville has 128 sites, 2 heated pools, and plenty of other amenities. Every weekend at Turkeyville there is an event going on: from an arts and crafts show to a flea market. This year is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War so they will have the Battle for Turkeyville Civil War reenactment that will be a great show for all. In October there will also be the Haunted Adventure that everyone can look forward to!

The Cornwell farm has been here for around 170 years. In 1943, Wayne Cornwell’s cows became sick so a generous neighbor gave him some turkeys. Turns out he became very successful

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with the turkeys, specifically with his wife’s turkey sandwhices, and in 1968 they opened Cornwell’s Turkeyville. The business grew, but always stayed in the family. Right now the owners are the 4th generation of Cornwell’s. “It is a multi-generation place where families like to come and meet up,” say Patti Cornwell. Throughout the years there have been many changes to ensure that everyone has a wonderful time. “We want it to be a place that we would bring our families to,” Patti says about all the changes and add-on’s they have made to Turkeyville.

When a trip to Hawaii seems out of the budget this year remember that there is a little vacation spot right here in Michigan at Cornwell’s Turkeyville. With the wide array of activities that Turkeyville has to offer, everyone in your family will have a great time! ~Leighanna Whiting, Regional Director

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[box]Special thanks to Dan Moyle for the suggestion to visit![/box]

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