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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231-436-4100
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking
Description: A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a functioning sawmill.
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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It's built up a LOT since I was a kid and my parents took me. We just took our 3 year old son there last summer and it was amazing. So many cool things to see and do there now! Defintely worth a stop as a famiyl to check it out. You won't be disappointed.

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Casper, Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Saw Mill is the best part of the trip. We did the zip line and rock wall just because we had time to do them but they weren't really anything special. The tour guide was amazing!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My wife and children had fun but they like outdoors and history. Zip line is very short and not worth it if you been on a good one before. Great for a 1st timer thou! Rock wall nothing special you fall off your done, even when attacked by hornet and no one else is waiting. Saw mill was the best... More

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The working water-powered sawmill was the real drawing feature for us. It is one of only six like it found in the US. Very knowledgeable guide explained and showed how the trees were felled and squared and then sawed into boards.Enjoyed the Visitor Center exhibits that explained the history of and some of the wild life in the area. Due... More

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The history of this place is quite interesting. The scenery is beautiful, plenty of hiking for nature lovers. We had fun going on the Adventure tour and sliding down the zip line!

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Belleville, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I went here mainly because they had a zipline, but we enjoyed our whole experience there. We got the additional adventure ticket, which was a bargain. It included a climbing wall (which we skipped), a walk across a bridge through the tree canopy, and the zipline. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was even more... More

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Springboro, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park has a lot to offer, and we had only about 2 hours to spend there. Make sure to get in on a Lecture/Tour of the Mill - you can hear all about the rich history of The Mill. We splurged and did the Zipline, opting out of the rock-climbing Wall (included in the adventure pack... More

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Raymore, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The historical guide at the saw mill had a passion for his job and the saw mill. The children around us were all intent and fascinated with the demonstration. Great place to take a walk.

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Kenton, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We went here and the entire family, all 15 of us, had a great time. we saw a demonstration of how logs were trimmed out for making cabins using axes, then the gentleman showed us how a two person team would saw a log with one lucky child getting to be his partner. We then went to a restored saw... More

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Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great time doing the Adventure Tour (rock climb, zipline and rope bridge) and Mill tour was informative

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