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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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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place for entire family. History lesson for all ages. Actors did a good job explaining what life was like back in time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

You should make an effort to see this attraction before going to the island to see the second half of the story about Michigan history in the 1600's- 1800's. Both the visual presentations and the "live" explanations by young interpreters are very good - including the ins and outs of shooting a cannon toward the straits. In addition, the entrance... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I loved everything about it and hope to go back at one point. I feel there is nothing to dislike about it.

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Madison, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Fort was a pleasant surprise as part of a group tour to Mackinac Island. Although cloudy and slightly cool, the weather didn't interfere with our enjoyment of this historic village. The buildings were interesting to see and all of the workers were pleasant and informative. This is well worth a half day or so to visit and explore all... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Fort is very well preserved and the exhibits are interesting and accurate. Excavation is ongoing and happening before the visitor's eyes! There are cannon and musket demonstrations and people dressed up to represent characters from the Fort's history. The view of the Lake is beautiful and the gardens are lovely as well. I would definitely recommend visiting this historical... More

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Parma, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

First off, you're right next to the Lake and the bridge and the view is spectacular! We love history and this place was full of it. I don't really feel like you could spend an entire day here but it's a pleasant way to spend a few hours. We were especially impressed by the blacksmith and the the woman cooking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

History will buffs will love this historic village. Picturesque with plenty of photo opportunities. The canon demonstration was very interesting and the interpreters were informative and friendly.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Accurately restored colonial fort based on archeology continuously conducted since the 1950s. I have visited several times but keep coming back to see the progress. I enjoy talking with the on-site archeologists actually conducting the digging. They are more than happy to explain what they are doing and show you what they are finding. Plenty of activities for the kids... More

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Whitehall, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you're a history buff, here is another segment of the straits area. I personally liked the scenery of the bridge when you first enter. Talk about up close and personal. As you stroll the shoreline to the fort, actors are present to give a history lessen (these continue throughout all the fort's buildings) and even a musket demonstration. The... More

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Bismarck, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Mackinac is such a historic place, and this is one spot you do NOT want to miss. It's a chance to step back to before the beginnings of this country and feel with those soldiers and native Americans felt and experienced... If you have youngsters, this kind of thing could really inspire a love of history.

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