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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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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Spectacular view & great photo ops. Worth the climb! Looking out through the arch to sparkling Lake Huron is a uniquely beautiful experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you can make it up the 206 stairs, you are in for a great view of the water! If you can't climb up the stairs, there are carriage rides that can take you the majority of the way up.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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137 reviews 137 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went for a run around the island one evening. Stopped to take in Arch Rock. Great views. Cool rock formation. Worth a stop if on the island.

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Mt Morris
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63 reviews 63 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Go early before all the tourists get there, a lot less crowded and you can get better pictures. Need to visit the top section which is a decent walk or even better take a bike or the horse guided tour. Also check it out from the bottom, looking up.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Very incredible!! Its something that was worth seeing. Something that was very different to see. It was a must!!!

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Arch rock is just an amazing sight, and an icon of Mackinac Island. In my opinion the view from above looking down to the lake is better, but it is also really cool to see from the shore road. Definitely worth viewing.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

See it from above and below. Nature really is amazing! Some really great photo ops from here. The steps can be a challenge if you have bad knees though.

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

To many people squeezed in to a small place. Great view of the Lakes!! There were so many people at the same time that it was very crowded. We were able to get our picture taken by a group of Ladies and in return w helped them.

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We saw Arch rock from the road next to the water looking up. We continued our ride up through the center of town and saw the view from Arch Rock as we looked down toward the water.n just lovely. The water looks pCaribbean blue, minus the salt.

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Menifee, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The carriage tour that we were on stopped at Arch Rock for 15 minutes. Visiting this way you don't need to climb the stairs from the beach. The visit here was worth the price of the carriage ride. The view is gorgeous and I would love to rent a bike and ride back next time.

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