Sample the Cherry Capital’s celebrated crop

Cherry Republic interior

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WOOD) The Traverse City region grows more cherries than anywhere in the world. It’s also home to the National Cherry Festival. But you don’t have to wait until summer to visit and explore the Cherry Capital’s celebrated crop!

Cherry Republic in downtown Traverse City is the destination for everything cherries. They have more than 200 products including wine, sodas, sauces, dips, dried cherry products, and more. It’s a great place to spend some time trying samples throughout the store. They have a tasting bar where you can try wines or sodas for free.

The newly remodeled space has a café where the chef incorporates cherries into foods like pizza, chicken salad, and ice cream.

Everyone loves gifts from Cherry Republic. You can order online and have your gift shipped. It’s a great idea for Mother’s Day!

Start planning your trip to Traverse City at traversecity.com. It’s a great resource tool to help you find restaurants, hotels, information about local attractions, special events, and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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