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Arch Rock

Mackinac Island, MI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: Natural rock bridge soaring 149 feet above the Straits of Mackinac appears to be suspended in midair.
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Westland, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I took a bike ride from the Shepler boat dock all the way past mission point until I reached Arch Rock. From there I had to climb about 200 plus stairs but it was a great treat once I arrived at the Arch Rock. A definite thing to visit

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It is beautiful, worth the stop!! Take your camera! The Carriage tours stop here and it is enough time....

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Ormond Beach, Florida, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We played the typical tourists and did the carriage tour which took you to arch rock. It was jam packed with people and it literally is just what you see in the picture. The location does provide a nice view but the single stairway and walkway that is only 10 yards long makes you fight through a crowd just to... More

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St. Louis
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

You can view this from the road that circles the island, or by hiking through the Mackinac Park. There is also a set of stairs leading from the road up the cliff to the top where the rock formation is.

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Niles, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

what a beautiful place to view the water. be sure to check this out. there are a lot of stairs to climb or you can take the carriage ride and it brings you right there. I recommend the carriage ride unless you are up for a good work out!

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Chicago, Illinois
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319 reviews 319 reviews
217 attraction reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

PROS: beautiful lakeshore; easy access walking , easier with a bike; good picture taking op CONS: none

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Lake Mary, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The first time we saw this was on the carriage tour of the island. That spectacular view was from above, looking down towards the water. The next day we rented bikes and rode the entire perimeter of the island, and stopped at Arch rock to see it from below. It was later in the day so the sun was not... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We first saw the arch on the carriage tour but came back the next day on a bike ride. Different perspectives each time and both worth the effort!

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Kansas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Some of the greatest views ever. After climbing 200 steps we got to see some of the most breath taking views of the island. Some of the pictures I took I will always remember. So beautiful. After climbing the stairs I guess you can take a direct shortcut to the back side of it. I would suggest doing that. Definitely... More

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Plainfield, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

It is interesting and something to see if you got the time. However, it is much better to see if you walk or ride a bike there. The carriage ride tour stop is short and makes it difficult to get an ideal picture with all the standing on the platform or jostling for position. Besides, arriving this way will allow... More

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