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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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the park because our ancestor was a fur trader who actually traded at Fort Michilimackinac back in 1750s. Our group of 8 (4 adults and 4 children ages 9, 11, 12 and 15) enjoyed the park immensely. Within the fort are several buildings which are replicas of the original fort. Inside one of the houses, two women... More

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Menifee, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning here, and easily could have spent the entire day. The programs were nicely spaced, so you could listen to a program or a walking tour, then have a little time to explore on your own, then join another program. The costumed interpreters were FANTASTIC. They really know their stuff. $11 admission per adult, what a... More

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MI
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

So much to see and watch while here. At different times on the hour there are cannon and musket demonstrations given by costumed interpreters. It is very informative and historical guides are there as you navigate thru the fort. It shows the life style for fur trappers, soldiers and their families. They had some extremely hard times, but that is... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I have been coming to Mac City for years and usually end up on the island. We've been to the gift shop that you have to go in to in order to pay for entrance to the fort but had never gone in since we always went to the island. But this year, we decided not to... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place is a very good window into what went on inside of a fort way back when. Cannon and musket demonstrations. :) Actual and authentic operating blacksmith shop......GREAT!! Cooking and baking demonstrations. VERY fun. Get the $75 family pass... good for the season (Oct 12th). Pass is good for fort and art museum on Mackinac Island, Fort and lighthouse... More

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Marion, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I really enjoyed this attraction. loved the reenactments. very informative. its a lot of walking. I recommend to have a good pair of walking shoes. the price is good and u can take as long as you want.

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Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I spent 2 hours at the fort. A lot of buildings to go through on your own. British red coat guides do walking tours of the grounds that include musket firings, cannon firing as well as demonstration of the archeological diggings and music of the times. There is a washroom on site which is important as the other one is... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had not been to the fort for over 20 years. It is amazing what they have done to make this place a must see. Not only the fort and buildings, but they have some excellent displays inside about the life of those that lived there 200 years ago. Plan on at least 2 hours to see it all

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Chicago, Illinois
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331 reviews 331 reviews
226 attraction reviews
580 helpful votes 580 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

PROS: entertaining 2-3 hour stop; artifacts dating to before the American Revolution/independence; accurately reconstructed buildings; ample parking; good selection in gift shop; accommodating re enactors on site – firing the cannons, muskets, cooking, blacksmithing; there were on site people excavating for artifacts; the exhibits were nicely organized and presented CONS: plenty of mosquitos since it’s by the lake;

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Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

every time I visit the Fort, I always find things of interest that I missed the first time. It's interesting to see the people in period dress, but they also act the part too! they are very knowledgeable about how different everything was in our past...

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