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Colonial Michilimackinac

102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231 436 4100
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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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

As a family we came up here to stay a couple day so we checked out what they had to offer and it was pretty fantastic the reenactments were really good and the kids loved it.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My son and I absolutely love visiting this fort. So many interesting things to see and the people are very informative. A must see!

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St Louis, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We truly enjoyed our visit to Colonial Michilimackinac. This is a great reproduction of the original fort which pre-dates the Revolutionary War. The interpreters on site help to bring the history to the present. This is a "do not miss" site. The buildings in the fort are laid out based upon archaeologic digging, which is still going on. We could... More

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Shepherd, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

What a great place to visit with your family! You can't get a more nostalgic place than Mackinaw and all of its surroundings. Especially the island, truly one of the only places in the world where peace and tranquility seems to be the norm instead of the regular day to day grind.

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

We could have spent all day here! I was afraid the cannon demonstration would be too loud for our 11 month old but she loved it and asked them to do it again. I loved talking to the employes in costumes and found they were very informative.

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Bear, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I love the view of the Mackinac Bridge from Fort Michilmackinac as you are walking up towards the fort. Inside its like going back in time . There are houses , a church , and many other historic sites to see. The re-enactments of the cannon and rifles are amazing. There is so much history to learn about the Fort... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and I really enjoy this fort. We visit Mackinaw City nearly every summer, and visiting the fort is one of the places we always go. The re-enactments are okay, but fun. We enjoy the history and what visitors can learn about the history of northern Michigan. I have probably visited the fort 25 times or more in my... More

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Luzerne, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This was a nice experience and a great place to visit with the kids. Even had a faux cannon firing. Nice buildings inside and more work being done. Also had a great view of the straits and bridge.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Great reinactments of early Michigan Fort, Settlement, and way of life. You will spend at least 3 hours here ... more if you really want to know the history.

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Rockville, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Colonial Michilimackinac is a restored 18th Century fort on the shores of Lake Michigan. Visiting the site enabled us to step back and discover what life was like in this colonial outpost. This settlement got its start as a trading post in the early 18th Century, when French-Canadian voyageurs from Montreal first arrived to promote the fur trade with local... More

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