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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, Outdoors
Owner description: The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Owner description: The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.

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Northern Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This year I took my 8 year-old daughter and 10 year-old son to Fort Fright at Fort Michilimackinac and we were not disappointed. There were scary parts for those wishing to be scared and slightly spooky places for those wishing just a tad of fright. We did the "Demon Walk" before dark and it was appropriate for the kiddos, but... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Really nice rebuit fort with people showing how they lived in the fort since 1750. Must see for kids with live musket and cannon firing, this is a living museum.

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Waubaushene, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very impressive. This was a pleasant and unexpected addition to our itinerary. Lots of information presented by excellent interpreters.

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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

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

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
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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