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Mackinac Bridge Museum

231 Central Ave., Mackinaw City, MI
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Type: History Museums
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Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are a history buff this place is for you. They have much to offer about the Mighty Mac and its history, plus its free! MaMa Mia's Pizza is in the same building and they offer awesome pizza.

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Aurora, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We toured this museum while waiting for our meal at Mama Mia's (the restaurant below the museum). Admission was free. It wasn't clearly organized, but there was plenty of information on the building of the bridge. I learned how Michigan came to have the UP (in compensation for the Toledo track being awarded to Ohio). We watched the video on... More

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed this museum very much. There was a great video playing that detailed the building of the bridge. There were also lots of things on display. It was very entertaining and worth the trip upstairs to see it.

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Wyoming, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This particular museum is located over a pizza place so its not right in front of your face. But its free and one flight of stairs takes you to a very neat museum that tells...and shows you how the Mighty mac was built. It shows you a movie and there are many paper clippings about the bridge as well as... More

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Amherstburg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great place to spend a rainy day. Very interesting. Lots of local history to read, interesting things, foods, to buy. Well thought out with room around displays so no one is waiting for you to move. Good area for kids too.

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This museum is mainly just videos on TVs but very educational. You do need to walk though the pizza shop to get to the stairs to the museum.

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Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Learn about how the bridge was made and anything/everything to do with the bridge is found here. Better for older children.

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Don't get this free little gem confused with the gift shop-museum under the actual bridge. This musem is over a pizza shop on the main shopping strip. The museum is free and is open when the pizza shop is open. The attraction is worth your time and free! If you are needing a free attraction to keep the vacation in... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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141 reviews 141 reviews
52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Viewing the little museum on top of Mama Mia's Pizza is part of the Mackinaw experience. The pizza is marginal and the museum is a work in process. The film is excellent and you can view it while waiting for your Pie. Not great ... but like I said, 'a tradition!'

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West Haven, CT
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This bridge is magnificent. And the museum information was really interesting and in a great location for view of the bridge. Peaceful park surroundings.

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