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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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Kingston New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There are a few musts on this island and Fort Mackinac is one of them, perhaps the main one if you like history. You can get spectacular pictures up in the Fort or at the bottom of the Fort. In the Fort, however, you will have several small buildings that give you a sense of what it was like to... More

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Robinson, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Costumed characters take you back to the fort's hay day. Reenactments occur at different times and there are historic buildings to explore. Worth the trip.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I really liked this self-guided tour. There are many buildings to wander through and every half hour there is a demonstration of some sort. We saw musicians play and sing, witnessed a musket load and shoot demo and participated in a marching exercise. I was disappointed that the cafe was packed as we were going to eat lunch up there... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This fort is interesting to see once in your lifetime. It's a little over-priced for what you get, but you do learn a lot of history about the island.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice to see such a well preserved peice of history. We rode bikes and it was all up hill to get there but was glad we made the trip. Some points we had to actually get off our bikes and push them up. Very nice sight

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As a former Mackinac Island Honor Scout, I have been in the fort numerous times. I still love it. It has a lot of great information and lots of interactive exhibits. They have re-enactments going on throughout the day and have something for all ages. If you are there in the late afternoon between Memorial Day and Labor Day- stay... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great demonstrations and the staff is very entertaining. You could easily spend several hours here if you like history.

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite part of the Carriage tour. It costs $12/adult but is more than worth it. This was my favorite part of the Island. It shows many homes and how the soldiers had to live. The beds are incredibly small lol

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Its a bit of a walk up the hill, but well worth it. Spend time and watch each of the interactive things they do! Fun for all ages! Take the time to read each of the displays!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Really liked Fort Mackinac. Historic fort full of island atmosphere and history. They have daily programmes of gun firing, re-enactments and costume performances and the staff are friendly and very informative. Interesting original buildings and great views. A must visit for a real appreciation of Mackinac.

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