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Mackinac Island Carriage Tours

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Address: Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone Number: 906-847-3307
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Narrated tours of this island that doesn't allow cars.

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Great for a rainy day!

It rained a full day on the island;(. This was great to keep my kids busy and get out of the hotel! My kids and parents loved it! Great to see all the history!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It rained a full day on the island;(. This was great to keep my kids busy and get out of the hotel! My kids and parents loved it! Great to see all the history!

Thank Jennifer3124
Oakland, MI
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you are in Michigan and go to Mackinac Island, the best way to get an introduction to it is through one of these carriage tours. The drivers are fun and it's a nice way to get a little history as well. GO!

1 Thank Bethany S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

For all the times we have been on the Island, we have never taken a horse & buggy ride. But we did and what an experience. It is a slow ride and the driver really explained the area we rode through. Both of us learned what is really happening on the Island. It is something you want to do when... More 

1 Thank rolandw157
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We took this carriage tour of the island due to limited time. We visited most of the sites on the Island (you do not stop at all of them to get off and look around but they do make some stops). It is a great way to see the sites to determine which ones you want to spend more time... More 

Thank Clyde K
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We bought a package which included the ferry to Mackinac Island, a horse drawn carriage ride and entry to the fort. The carriage ride was excellent, but to be clear, it's was not a private carriage but rather a trolley-like carriage with about 25 other people. The Carriage Drivers/Tour Guides were terrific. They narrated the entire ride, pointing out sites... More 

1 Thank Nancy_Ottawa
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Our group guide had set us up with wonderful horse drawn tour (only means of travel other than bicycle or walking.). Though the Island is small there are a number of beautiful sites that you possible could miss touring on your own. The drive was very knowledgeable about the history of the island and the horses are beautiful.

1 Thank Stroudman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Once we managed to get on a tour, the guides were great and very informative. However, we showed at the tour kiosk at the opening time and had to wait for them to open past the time they advertised. Also, we were given a tour that started much later in the day even though we had pre purchased tickets because... More 

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Okoboji, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We thought this was a fun experience. One of our drivers was especially great and told fun stories as he shared the history and pointed out points of interest. Even with a horse that had diarrhea (that was gross!), our whole family agreed this was a great way to see so much, especially with younger kids.

Thank Linnea L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

When we bought tickets for a carriage ride, we were told it was an hour and a half. What wasn't mentioned was the fact that a lot of that time is spent waiting. One carriage takes you to the top of the hill where everyone then gets off at a snack shop/carriage museum, then there was quite a wait for... More 

1 Thank Frank P
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is a great way to see the island and learn some interesting things. We had a great tour guide. Was about $28 per person for between an hour and an hour and a half. Many of the guides come back for several summers to work and drive the horses. Worth taking the tour!

Thank Cherie P

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