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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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

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

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Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Great history lesson for kids. My two boys were excited to visit the fort and learn about it. They enjoyed watching the soldiers shoot off their guns, but it is loud. Fun way to spend an afternoon. Must see on Mackinac Island!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you like history, allow at least 2-3 hours to take it all in. And don't forget to stop at the Tea Room! Worth the $12 admission.

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Westland, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It was cool to see but the climb to get there was horrible and it was very expensive for what it was. If you are terrified of statues, those things are every where. Scary..

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

great historical site on Mackinaw Island. Fantastic views of Lake Michigan. Docents in costumes leading tours.

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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend this attraction. It costs $12 for adults, $7 (age 5-17) free for children 4 and under. You can easily spend a couple of hours there and i think that's the best way to experience the spectacular views over Marquette Park. The cannons/rifles fire every couple of hours i believe and it's a cool show especially for... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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122 reviews 122 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Take your walking shoes along if you decide to go to Fort Mackinac. There is a long walk upwards to get to to the fort. Once there, you'll see many buildings that you can meander in that have exhibits. The canon and rifles are fired at certain intervals. A very good presentation is put on by the people who work... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The history is amazing. The interpreters are knowledgeable, but long winded at times. Tour on your own, but make time to view the cannon and rifle demonstrations.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Interesting historical events took place at this location. If you are into history, this would be the place to expand your knowledge.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We enjoyed our visit, but after having gone to Fort Michilimackinac 2 days earlier, this was a little bit of a letdown. Being a history teacher, I enjoyed the fort and its War of 1812 - Civil War focus. The views from the wall are absolutely stunning and the docents did a nice job with all of the programs.

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