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Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island, MI
906-847-3328
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities
Traveler Description: Located on Mackinac Island, built in 1780, Fort Mackinac is set in the Victorian 1880s.  From 1875-95 it was the country's 2nd National Park (after... more »
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St Louis, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is quite a walk up a hill to enter Ft. Mackinac, but it is worth the walk. I love the history of the fort. It was so interesting to learn of the "wilderness" experience during the Revolutionary War. I never knew the part played by this fort on the western edge of the colonial United States. The buildings are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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534 reviews 534 reviews
250 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were lucky to get Adam who made the whole experience interesting and relevant. There's a lot to see but a guided tour makes all the difference.

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Ludington, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I loved the Fort, for I love history and I found it very interesting on how much they explain on what all happened there on the island. It was just really cool.

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Good movie to watch and stunts to see about the historical facts about the island, loved the cannon shots!

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Middleville, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I LOVED Fort Mackinac. We watched the cannon firing and took the guided tour. Everything is so authentic; it feels like you're stepping back in time.

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Washington, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Fort Mackinac would stand on its own as a great site to visit even if not on a premier tourist island. It is maintained well, has a great story to tell, and presents its history in many interesting ways. It definitely has something for everyone including those looking just for an interesting walk. And the view from the fort overlooking... More

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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147 reviews 147 reviews
52 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stopped here at the end of our carriage tour as my dad and I are history buffs. It was great to see the live demonstrations of muskets and the cannon firing. The views from the fort over the city and lake are also spectacular!

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Luzerne, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is a great place and it is good to see how well it has been preserved. Lots of education and cool displays. Great History and views.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Not only was this a really cool visit for history buffs like myself, but the views of Mackinac Island and the lake were spectacular. Worth a visit if you are visiting the island.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Very nice tour the era period dressed people bring the history back to life. View from fort is very nice. Tip take carriage tour of island, one of last stops is at back side of fort and you don't have to walk up hill just a nice walk down when you are done with tour.

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