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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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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have seen many historic forts. This one is comparable to most. If you are on the island, go see it.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Things I didn't expect at fort mackinac..... A great quad and glut work out getting there The amazing views from various places in the fort People dressed in period with musket firing An active tea room in the fort with outdoor seating and one of the best views of the island The amazing chocolate malt creations they serve....and no, they... More

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Benton, KY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

While on the Island don't forget to visit the Fort. Stop in every building and read every sign. There is history you may never have heard or thought you knew at every turn. Well preserved, well laid out, well presented.

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Kingston, Tennessee
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135 reviews 135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My son who is in the scouts really enjoyed this trip and seeing the scouts take part of bringing the flags in for the evening. Great old fort with lots of green grass to picnic in front of or let the kids run around for a bit.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the fort. The displays were interesting and we enjoyed some of the reenactments. We found that the viewing area for the cannon demonstration was too small for crowds that gathered and the food selection in the fort was rather poor.

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Whitehall, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I have not been here since I was a little kid. The history of the fort and the battles it took place in held my attention. They have exhibits throughout the complex. You can look into enlisted and officers quarters, the fort hospital, have lunch at the front of the fort, there is even a neat children's set up. This... More

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Caro, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The elevator SUCKS! My power chair got stuck in there took me 10+ minutes to get out will the STUPID elevator door kept closing on me. There's ramps to most of the exciting buildings. But the Girl Scout Honor Guard was there. Would of been nice if they announced them. As they took down and folded the big Flag in... More

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Bismarck, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a terrific place to go for entertainment, and education... You feel like you're stepping back to the beginning of this country... The reenactors do a fantastic job of letting you know what it was like to live in the 1700's and 1800's there

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Rochester, Michigan, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The reanactments are very good and really make the history of the Island come alive.Must eat at the restaurant at the top-the view is spectacular!!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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105 reviews 105 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We spent a delightful afternoon/early evening touring the fort, after arriving around 3:00 on the island. The restaurant was still open, so we enjoyed some sweets on the outside terrace overlooking the park, harbor, and many sights around the island. The historical buildings and information were enjoyable. They have a great gift shop with lots of selections and friendly staff.... More

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