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Fort Mackinac

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Address: Mackinac Island, MI
Phone Number: (906) 847-3328
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Description: Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and...
Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.
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Educational and beautiful.

Glad we made this a stop in the island. The people who worked there made it a great experience for all. We enjoyed the demonstrations and interactions. The kids quarters was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Fargo, North Dakota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Glad we made this a stop in the island. The people who worked there made it a great experience for all. We enjoyed the demonstrations and interactions. The kids quarters was a hit for all ages. Definitely plan to spend time there playing games, dressing up, and learning. In addition the gift shop was nice as well. A must do... More 

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Grand Junction, CO
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very quaint and full of history. Enjoyed this self guided tour very much. Highly recommend that if you are on the island to visit Fort Mackinac.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Slightly boring for someone who hasn't the least interest in war, history, etc. The moving/talking displays were a little more interesting, though. It did make something I don't particularly find interest in come to life.

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My review is more the Island and not the Fort. Being a slightly older couple we chose to take a carriage ride around the island.The ferry ride back from the island was great because we were able to go under the bridge and I got some great pics. We took a horse and carriage ride with very knowledgeable guides and... More 

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Indiana
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136 reviews 136 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wife and I visited today with our pet corgi. Takes about 4 hours to go through everything if you read all the exhibits and watch some of the demonstrations. Several families with pet dogs with them. Several stairs in some of the buildings. Take good shoes with you and be prepared to walk. Several benches around to sit and rest... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This fort is a good experience for kids to see history hands-on. Not only are there exhibits to involve the kids (think dress-up), there are demonstrations for shooting a cannon and rifles. Great fun for the kids to learn about the 1800s fort.

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Atlanta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Michigan with some friends and decided to take a day trip to Mackinac Island. The guide at the welcome center in St. Ignace suggested Fort Mackinac and it was perfect. It is a short walk from the ferry, and very reasonably priced. My kids (ages 9 and 11) loved the guides dressed in period costumes, the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My kid loved the canon going off and watching the soldiers walk around the fort. It was a great way for him to learn the past as well as have fun.

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Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The fort has great views of the lake and town. It also is well set up to explain the fort's history.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although I spent most of my time looking at the view from the tea room, this is a definite must visit. There is enough for history buffs to look at and the less history inclined to be entertained by.

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Address: Address: Mackinac Island, MI
Phone Number: (906) 847-3328
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island

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