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Colonial Michilimackinac

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Address: 102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 231 436 4100
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Description: The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians...
The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.
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Tour into our past

Super tour guide, great knowledge , very nice demonstration of shutting a cannon and a rifle, the gentleman had a great humor and clean jokes

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Norbert D
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Super tour guide, great knowledge , very nice demonstration of shutting a cannon and a rifle, the gentleman had a great humor and clean jokes

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Rogers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were at our family reunion and had all ages from 4 to 93. Everyone enjoyed the characters who told us about their life at the Fort and used interactive techniques to involve people.

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Maple Ridge, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

a nice place for the whole family..... great way to enjoy the outdoors. If you a re a history buff you will enjoy this and a whole lot more. . . . .

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Waterford, Michigan
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit, especially if you have kids. Very interesting and lots of opportunities for great pictures

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Colonial Michilimackinac is far superior to Fort Mackinac, and I'd recommend visiting it instead of it's more promoted counterpart. It is part of an ongoing archaeological excavation, and you are able to engage with the archaeologists regarding what they've found, how they process data, and what they're working on. Additionally, it has many historical actors walking the grounds and performing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great time watching the "settlers" and "soldiers" go through their day! They fire a cannon periodcally through the day. It's really fun to see the reenactments and learn about the fort. Can't wait to go back and visit.

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Delaware, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to the fort and each time we visit we learn something new. Interactive displays as well and costumed interpreters help bring the history alive. The fort was a bastion for the fur trade in the 1700's and occupied by both the French and British. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan just west... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was really interesting. I also didn't expect to be this surprised. It was cool and the musket demonstrations and displays were informative and memorable.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must see. Great preservation of history, the staff is wonderful, the price is perfect. The artifacts and displays are very informative. The re-enactments are fun and they do a great job involving the visitors.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Came with the whole family, kids ages 6, 9 and 11. The guides/reenactors were knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. The place is clean and well run. There were demonstrations of musket firings and canon firing, and demonstrations regarding cooking, daily living and trading. Archeologists were digging on site and happy to share with us what they do and what they have... More 

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Address: 102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 231 436 4100
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City

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