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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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Tamarac, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The fort is interesting for children and adults. Every hour there are soldiers in period dress that recite some history and shoot their guns and a canon. There is also a cafe from Grand Hotel on the premises for a bite to eat.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
57 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Fort Mackinac is a beautiful place to visit. The time of year we went, we had beautiful views of the town and the fall colors that you can get nowhere else. The exhibits are interesting and the fort is very well kept. I understand that there is a cafe there, but I don't think it is open this late in... More

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Novi, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Nicely done, the buildings with signs, displays and actors explains the history and importance of the fort. Worth the admission.

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I visited the fort on a rainy day. So the walk was a little rough up the very steep road. And the fort it self is very big. The history and the preserved building are worth it if your into history. Also the views from on top of the forts guard towers are excellent. They have gun... More

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There is a good amount to see here. Even though we visited at a non peak time of year, they still had a few guys dressed in the uniforms of the period. A couple of "soldiers" were singing songs and playing a flute and a drum. They did rifle and canon demonstrations as well. The area is easy to navigate... More

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Green Bay
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There is this fort on the island and the fort off the island..both interesting and part of the history of the area. I believe the French and Indian war ended at this fort. Lots of interesting displays to read, live actors in costume and fun for the whole family.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I knew of Mackinac Island most of my life. But I did not know its history, or that there was a battle between the British and American forces for control of the island once upon a time, nor that there was a military fort on the highest point of the island that is quite impressive. Complete with rifle-firing and canon-shot... More

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Kodiak, Alaska
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101 reviews 101 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Awesome surprise. Before touring Fort Mackinac I was unaware of the role that Michigan and the Fort played in the War of 1812. Fort Mackinac was only the second national park in the United States, and holds a lot of historic value to our nation.

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Winterset, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It has been awhile since we went to the island, but there are several things that will always stick with me. We stayed in the Macknac Inn to get more of the feel of the island and it was comfortable but not really special. We then set out to explore the island and for me,. the most memorable 3 things... More

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Romulus, Michigan, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very well laid out self guided tour with live cannon demonstration. The view of the bay is fantastic from up at the fort. Relatively good access for the handicapped.

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