Owosso, Michigan: Curwood Castle

3-story castle, modeled as an idealized Norman chateau when built in 1922. The tower was the writing studio of pulpy outdoor adventure novelist James Oliver Curwood.
Address:
226 Curwood Castle Dr., Owosso, MI
Directions:
Along the Shiawassee River, downtown Owosso near the corner of M-52 (N. Shiawassee St) and Main St.
Hours:
1-5 p.m. daily except M. (Call to verify)
Phone:
989-725-0597
Admission:
Adults $5, 8-18 $2, 1-8 $1.
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Curwood Castle

Cool little castle. Much smaller than I thought, but worth the $2.00 admission.

[Erin DeShano, 11/24/2011]

Curwood Castle

Curwood Castle

The writing studio of James Oliver Curwood was built it in 1922. There's a nice park there, the Shiawassee Arts Center (free gallery), and a log cabin.

[Wendy H, 11/07/2011]
Curwood Castle, Curwood Days

Owosso is the home of Curwood Castle, made by James Oliver Curwood, author. He wrote the book that was turned into the movie released many years ago called "The Bear." The castle is 3 stories high and is on the Shiawassee River. It's worth checking out. The castle is directly behind the Junior High School, across the river. Curwood is the theme for our town's yearly festival, "Curwood Days."

[Sandra Steiner, 07/12/2001]

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