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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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Wow! I was blown away by the detail in the reconstruction of this fort. A tremendous attraction to visit - if you come for a trip to Mackinac Island, be sure to take the time to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Benton, Kentucky, United States
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Benton, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! I was blown away by the detail in the reconstruction of this fort. A tremendous attraction to visit - if you come for a trip to Mackinac Island, be sure to take the time to visit the fort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I liked the contrast with the fort on the island. This was a fort and commercial post, where whole familis lived and worshiped. The interpreters were really into sharing their stories with visitors, and took time to respond to individual questions and interests. I could have wired for the archaeological workers to be as willing to share, but they seemed... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Thought we would quickly whip thru this Fort after picking up our ferry tickets..2.5 hours later we had to pull ourselves away in order to have some time on Mackinac Island. The guides here are some of the best we have ever experienced and there is so so much to see.. There were having live cannon and artilery demonstrations the... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

They have done a wonderful job recreating the buildings and life of the Fort. The people who work there are nice and they are good at conveying what they know. The active archaeological dig is nice to see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nice walk around history exhibit. We even brought along our dog and he was allowed to walk with us throughout the self guided tour. We could even watch current archaeology that was happening in the fort.

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Pellston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you have a large family and want to see multiple historic attractions ask about being a member. The cost is less and you will get to see 4-5 attractions

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Make sure Colonial Michilimackac is on your list of "to do" when you are in Mackinaw City. It is educational, informative, and a living history museum that will take you back in time. Adults and children will enjoy and a great experience for kids to share with their classmates at school. You were able to interact with the guides and... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at Fort Michimackinac. The cast members throughout the fort were extremely engaging and entertaining, and we learned a lot. The archeological dig site, along with the museum of the findings was really interesting. I'm so glad we took the time to explore.

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I love history of the British, French, Indians and this is all part of my ancestry...so I was totally in my element that day. The costuming was authentic and I would highly recommend this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was a nice place especially if you have kids it is worth it. I love that they are dog friendly. I found many places that were not so for this place to be it makes it even better. The cannon firing and the musket firing was pretty cool to see as well.

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