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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

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Address: 9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 231-436-4100
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a...
A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a functioning sawmill.
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Great place to take the kids!

Interesting history site with museum, gift shop and zip lining that is not too scary for the kids. Great place to wear them out before dinner!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Cheboygan, Michigan
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Cheboygan, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting history site with museum, gift shop and zip lining that is not too scary for the kids. Great place to wear them out before dinner!

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Oconto, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place for the family. Spend at least 2 to 3 hours. Wonderful view from tower. Mill creek was scenic and flowing fast. Staff very friendly and informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The historic mill has an interesting and important piece of history to the Mackinaw region. If you are lucky and get a demonstration of the saw working it will be well worth the stop. There are some activities for the kids and those who are not use to outdoor sports (tree walk, zip line, rock wall climb); but these are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Whether you have 2 hours or a whole day to explore, Mill Creek doesn't disappoint. We did the adventure tour which included a zip line ride at the end of a guided nature walk tour. Make sure you attend one of the saw mill demonstrations. Very informative and fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We visited with a school trip and had so much fun we went back with our family. The adventure park was really cool and our younger kids had a lot of fun. We liked how there was three different activities to do. The treetop walk was our favorite. Mr Ed gave us a tour of the saw mill. It amazes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Saw mill is so cool everything is cool nice hike in the woods too love it here! We will come again for sure!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited Mill Creek when we found ourselves with extra time on the mainland before heading to the island. I am sure glad we did! The sawmill wasn't in commission, but we signed up for the nature walk/suspension bridge/zipline combo and it was a blast. The walk was informative and fun, even for people who have spent a significant time... More 

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and visited Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park in September 2014 on a perfect Fall Day! My husband wasn't sure he wanted to spend the fee to enter the park, but we were especially interested in the logging history and the water wheel. So we took our chances. I'm glad we took the tour included in the price. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We loved the saw mill. It was one of the coolest demonstrations that we saw during our trip to the Mackinac area. Definitely a must see!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were treated to a private tour on a cold rainy October day. Mr. Ed took the time to give us a thorough education and gave my 10 y/o the opportunity to operate the equipment. What a treasure he is. It's opportunities like this that make me glad I home school.

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