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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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Interesting self-guided tour, but we have definitely been to other similar places that had a full-on guided tour. Perhaps they have those earlier in the day than we were there, not sure, but it would have been worth it to us to pay more to have that.

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North Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited the fort on a very rainy day. The staff was so helpful and informative. They have great presentations every 30 minutes. They got into their parts and were able to answer every question we had. It was much more interesting than I expected actually, even my kids thought so (11, 12, and 13). My only regret was not... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

My 5th time here but first in about ten years. Made some improvements and added some displays. Spent 3 hours at Fort and could of spent more time.

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Renton, Washington
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147 reviews 147 reviews
47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

To learn the history surrounding this fort and the roll played in the war of 1812 was enlightening. There was a cannon firing demonstration and rifle firing too. The displays are well done and very interesting and held the attention of a 10 y.o. and a 6 y.o.

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Woodhaven, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The fort is like stepping back in time. The people that worked there were very knowledgeable. We had lunch at the cafe and the food was excellant.

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Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Even though we go to the island every year we haven't been to the fort in 6-8 years. Our 13 yr old son wanted to go back. We all really enjoyed it.

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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The fort does an nice job of reenacting the history of the time. It is really great for the kids. You will hear the guns going off on a regular basis as you are walking around town. Great views of the lake and the straights from there.

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Rio, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I originally visited the Fort because my husband, US Army Veteran, wanted to see it. I will admit that the climb up the steep hill was a bit much for me...it was well worth it, though. Taking a taxi up the hill to the back entrance is another way in. The young men in period costumes were fabulous!!! Especially young... More

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Milwaukee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The fort is beautiful and so interesting to see. Our family enjoys visiting historical society, but this is the first where the buildings are in the same location. You really were able to see how the fort operated and how the families lived. Such a great experience. It was our 2nd favorite place just after bicycling around the perimeter of... More

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Houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Worth the visit. An interesting piece of history with reenactments that are fun to watch. This isn't too time consuming and is easy to get to.

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