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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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DeWitt, Michigan
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98 reviews 98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Didn't have time to actually go into fort, but gift shop and yard surrounding are worth a stop on their own!

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Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Favorite part was the firing of the cannon and muskets. Was a nice look back in time and a little bit of a history lesson.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A great place to go and learn about the fur-trade! The fort was settled by the French, the English and the Ojibwa Indians. I really can't go to far into detail because there is just A LOT of information here! You have to go for yourself but it was worth the trip from PA to Michigan!

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Plainwell, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Not for those who can't walk far, The guides have so much information and seem to really enjoy what they do. They give live demos of Indian culture and shoot of a cannon and musket show.

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Metamora, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A perfect peaceful getaway A great place to take photos of the sunrise or sunset if you get the opportunity. It's also very serene just listening to the waves on the beach.

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Casper, Wyoming
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

A "Must See" when in the area. Situated under the bridge... Very informative and accurate reconstruction of the original fort. A nice gift shop and pleasant help and re-enactors!

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The grandkids loved the people working there re-creating period activities. They liked imagining what it may have been like to live in that time period.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a totally GREAT tour. Actors in costume, very knowledgeable about the fort. Many buildings to tour. Well worth the price of admission. The musket firing was awesome. A MUST see if in this area!!!!!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was the most informative visit to a fort. The in-character gentleman displaying the canoe was knowledgeable about the use of the canoe and its cargo capacity. Other costumed inhabitants of the fort were knowledgeable, as well.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

All the actors we talked to had all sorts of interesting tidbits of information and could answer most of our questions, plus they seemed to enjoy talking with us. We did all three history parks in one day and it worked for us. Others may want to spend more time. The sawmill was actually our favorite, we would recommend the... More

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