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Jack's Livery Stable

7754 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3391
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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English first
Grand Rapids, MI.
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I decided to take a private tour with one of the locals. We learned a lot about the Island that you would not get by taking the group tour. A bit expensive but enjoyable. This Livery one can also rent a carriage and drive it themselves.

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Union City, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Paid $120 for a 1 hour private tour. We had a bit of a pokey horse so did not see all that I had hoped. I asked to see what one does not see on the "big cart" tours. Our tour seemed only slightly more diverse for 4 times the cost. Our driver was pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great horse and buggy to take our own tour. Good service. Reasonable prices. Good directions. Fun ride.

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Mid-Atlantic region
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

The staff at Jack's couldn't have been nicer. I can no longer ride due to a spinal injury, so I was interested in learning how to drive a horse and carriage. Mabel the horse was well-behaved and she appeared to be well cared for. We had a very good time, and we'd definitely recommend Jack's to any novice who wants... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It is a fun time and not too expensive! Drive/Ride around the island and explore! The attendants were welcoming and helpful ... the horses know the route exactly and not a problem if you're a novice!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

We (two adults and two 4 year old boys) happened upon Jack's soon after arriving to the island. We had no itenerary so it was a perfect way to discover the island first. They have tours of every size starting at $80. It may seem pricey, but compared to any other, with a driver involved, they're far less expensive. They... More

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Rochester Hills, MI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was a fun. We took a carriage ride. I was the designated driver. You could almost say it was an almost boring ride, as the horse goes very slow and knows his route, but then when you consider "the traffic" of other carriages, bikers, and pedestrians, I did have to pay attention to what was going on around me!... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a good experience. I felt that the people running it were very nice and friendly. The horse we were assigned "Willie" was actually a really great horse. Did as we asked, no issues. They know where they are going and for the most part are on auto-pilot. But I do have experience with horses and we def didn't... More

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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

Don't worry if you have no experience with horses. It couldn't be easier to drive yourself on these carriages. The horses are nice and slow and know the route. Even when we weren't sure where to go, our horse did! We had Mable, who is sweet and slow. She is good if you have young kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We rented a horse and buggy for 1 1/2 hours and we had a blast. What a great way to see the island. Shorty was our horse and he was great.

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