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Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island, MI
(906) 847-3328
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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East Lansing
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Nice historical spot to go check out and walk. Suggest doing the carriage tour. Takes about 1.5-3 hours total. 1.5 if you ride the carrige and don't get off and wander. 3 hours if u get off at each stop and wander and see things at each stop. Be sure to get a driver that's going to give you the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I haven't been to many forts or military exhibits so can't compare this to them. There was tons to see but it didn't overwhelm. There was even a kids quarters with fun hands on items. On top of it you get a great view of the lake and island from the fort.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I love that they have people that are part of the Fort reenacting things such as canon firing and gun firing.. Too bad they didn't have any other's. You much go to the Tea House for a lunch or snack.. you will just love the view!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Lots of early American history well presented here. The fort is original and they have a lot of items from the period on display. Uniforms, weapons, and items used by the soldiers of the period. Reenactors fire rifles and the cannon every hour. It is a pretty big fort and they have people around to answer questions. Definitely worth an... More

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Fremont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It was a steep climb up the hill to the Fort but I'm glad I did it. It was fun to see the buildings as well as the gun and cannon shooting demonstrations.

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Racine, WI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Completely renovated to 1880's standards. Check out the infirmary. They run an animated show where a 19th century doctor describes his diagnosis and treatment of 3 soldiers, each followed by a 21st century physician critiquing the treatment. Fascinating. Weapons firings and reenactments are also worth the hike to the top. Tough for wheelchair access.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We went there in 2009 and I was reminded of the visit (and the need to write a review) when I came across some old pictures. This place is certainly worth a visit. Whether you're a history buff or not, the fort has been well-preserved and appropriately prepared with signage and information boards to enlighten the visitor about its history... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This is the best Fort that I have ever visited. Many of the rooms had re-in acted the time period so the visitors could really feel like they were a part of history. This is a must see if you take the island tour of Mackinac Island. Also and make time to have lunch at the Tea Room Restaurant also... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I loved the history but some of the activities were a bit over the top cheesy. Was great to see once - don't know that I'd repeat it though.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Interesting place and history. Canon and rifle firing show was fun. Just the ticket price is a bit high.

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