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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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Orland Park, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My Husband and I visited the fort on a foggy day, but was well worth it. They have many reenactments throughout the day. Everyone was very helpful in answering any questions and it was educational. They explain their part of the fort from that time period. It is very cool that they grow their own veggies and fruit. They even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Liked this better than the fort on Mackinac Island. It had more archeological artifacts. Make time to go to this fort. Would also recommend the lighthouse and the historic saw mill. You can purchase a combo ticket for all three and save money. If you're a vet or active military, be sure to ask for your discount.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Very historic and educational. It's great how they show you the "way of life" for settlers back then. Great place to take pics of the Fort, Bridge and Lighthouse

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Traverse City, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It has been more than 10 or even 15 years since we brought our children here to experience life the way it was. The fort and the great actors (staff) faithfully recreate life in the late 1600,s to the demise of the fort 150 years later. The reconstruction is excellent. The displays and artifacts are fasinating. Add the rain and... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Had a very nice visit to Fort Michilimackinac. The exhibits are well done and the re-enactors are good people. The archaeologic exhibit underground is very well done. We were there on a cold, late season morning and had a run of much of the place to ourselves. Good, affordable stop for families and kids. Recommendable.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Although the day we visited was cold, windy (more lake gale-force!) and sleeting on and off, we loved this historic place. Everything is painstakingly uncovered and reconstructed, which gives a feel of "living history". A place to be explored over and over!

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18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We absolutely loved this place. There was so much to see and watch. The staff are in costume. It is set up like it was in history's past. My daughter absolutely loved it here.

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Hammond, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I love history and visiting the fort was great. The artifacts on display were fascinating. The staff did a great job of recreating scenes. It would have been best to visit during the summer when the archeologists are there digging.

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Cedar, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Costumed interpretors to answer questions. Archaeologists working on site. Gives you the feel of the life, the first settlers to Michigan indured.

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Surprise, Arizona
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you want to see a live demonstration of a British Soldier firing his gun this is the right location for you. On the hour a live demo is held in the Fort center courtyard.

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