This week our Small Michigan Town series stops in Shingle Diggins...I mean Coloma, MI.

Wikipedia tells us that Coloma has an estimated 1,433 residents.  That makes this town that was once known as Shingle Diggins, one of the smaller communities of our series.

Here are 5 Things Everyone From Coloma Knows

#5.  Contessa Wine Cellars Tasting Room

MarcucaD of Chicago gave Contessa rave reviews on TripAdvisor,

What a gem! Everything from the spectacular views to the smooth wines and lively conversations makes this place one of a kind. The owner is both very knowledgeable, funny, and made us feel right at home. Will definitely be returning!

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Google Street View


#4.  The Friendly Tavern

Linda H of South Haven gave this 4-star review on yelp,

Jessica was excellent as a server.

I had whitefish flourentine, baked potato bacon soup and baked potato.  Very good.  A little pricey on special for $ 17.99 but good

Hubby had all you can eat cod and it was very good also.

All in all good food, good service and it was clean

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Google Street View



#3.  Loma Theatre

This is what Chelsi B had to say in her 5-star review on Yelp,

Super well priced and a great atmosphere.  I come here 1-2 a month with my husband for dates.  Definitely would recommend to anyone, although most people I know already prefer Moore theatres over celebration or any other place.  Cheap tickets, cheap treats and comfy seats.  Usually can make it out at around $20 for 2 people.  Amazing value, will continue to be a patron here every month.

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Google Street View


#2.  Deer Forest

Deer Forest was a very popular family attraction that opened in 1949 and closed in 2015.  This was a place you could pet animals, play putt putt golf and ride the miniature train.  People were heartbroken when it closed.  Get more on that story from


#1. The Glad-Peach Festival

What's the Coloma Glad-Peach Festival?  Let's get that info straight from their official website,

The Coloma Glad-Peach Festival is an annual celebration of the gladiolus flowers and peaches, which are both grown locally. The festival is held the first weekend in August, and provides three days of family friendly fun for all ages. Events include live music on two stages, a classic car or motorcycle show, Two parades and an aerial fireworks display.


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