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Colonial Michilimackinac

102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231 436 4100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Since 1957, Fort Michilimackinac literally has risen from her ashes like a jeweled phoenix for the visitors of all ages.  Here, in one recreated... more »
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metro Detroit, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Colonial Michlilimackinac Fort was a well-done history lesson. The interpreters are knowledgeable and friendly. We got lucky and went on a day where there were extra re-enactors there with tents and other interesting stuff. But the Fort activities alone were well worth the price of admission! The active archaeology was very interesting. Do not miss the "story in the sand"... More

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Tecumseh, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We are history buffs and enjoy seeing accurate restorations that accurately depict early American history. Our two hours at Michilimackinac fulfilled our desire for information presented in ways that made it fun, "real" and helped you feel a little of what the people in the 1700's might have felt.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the fort - great interpreters and fascinating rebuilt buildings with lots of history. There is an ongoing archealological dig you can watch, plus they shoot off an authentic cannon and musket at different times throughout the day. Nice view of the Mackinac Bridge as well.

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Allen Park, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was a fairly interesting attraction. It is in the original location of the fort, but the buildings are replicas. My family enjoyed it, but not as much as the fort on Mackinac Island.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I've been coming here since I was little and now I bring my family. It's amazing to see how the fort has changed and grown. Each year has something new. If you live in Michigan then you need to stop here and take at your history. This really will get your kids thinking. This is how people truly lived and... More

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Choctaw, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Love coming home and seeing some things are still the same as I left them. The Fort is one of my favorite places in Mackinaw!

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Detroit
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very informative and interesting look at British Colonial rule and influence in the area in the 1700's. The "role players" were very knowledgeable about the time periods and subjects and seemed to truly enjoy telling their stories. During our visit, we watched a musket demonstration and a canon demonstration that the kids loved. Highly recommend this place!

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is an awesome fort! The buildings there are reconstructed and there are costumed interpreters there.If I remember right, they fire off cannons every 30 minutes. The museum shop is really nice. It's a really good fort to bring your children too. There are a lot of hands on activities for them. All the people there are more than happy... More

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Belleville, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a great place to visit and learn more about Michigan history. There is also a nice museum gift shop.

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Aurora, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The grounds contain a number of reconstructed buildings depicting life in colonial times. We arrived just in time for a canon-firing demonstration. My kids loved it and received personal attention from the reenactors. Later we watched a musket firing demo and the "soldiers" remembered the kids and took time to answer their questions. In other buildings we learned about how... More

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