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Address: 231 Central Ave., Mackinaw City, MI
Phone Number: 2314365534
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This intimate and free museum honors the iron workers that built the Mackinac Bridge as well as the iron workers of today. There are hard hats from and artifacts from the build... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I didn't care about visiting this museum, but my husband wanted to go to visit because he remembers it as a kid. I didn't think much of the museum at all and he agreed it wasn't as impressive as it once was, but it's free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This intimate and free museum honors the iron workers that built the Mackinac Bridge as well as the iron workers of today. There are hard hats from and artifacts from the build, plus movies that tell the story. Any history buff would be intrigued by the displays. It is located upstairs of Mama Mia's Pizza where you can get a... More 

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Convoy, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was the weirdest thing I've ever seen. There is a too with a model if the bridge, a room full if hard hats, and a theater showing a a movie about how the bridge was built. That's it. Museum? And you had to walk through a pizza parlor to the back and up a narrow staircase to get there.... More 

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Tekonsha, Michigan
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very interesting! You'll learn a lot about the bridge and Macinaw/Macinac City! Great for kids! Highly Reccomend!

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DeWitt, Michigan
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135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The museum is located above Mama Mia’s Pizza. While we waited for our food, we went upstairs and walked through the museum that tells the story about the construction of the Mackinac Bridge. At the top of the stairs are some household antiques and furniture. They have lots of interesting photos and newspaper clippings about the bridge. Based on the... More 

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Oxford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Interesting history all displayed in one spot. It was kinda neat to see and hear the cars and trucks and motorcycles above our heads as they cross the bridge.

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Lynden, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The docent was very knowledgeable and the history was interesting, but the village has few structures and they are not authentic to the period or location. They are either representative recreations or were moved from other locations.They are trying hard to make the site a historical representation of the time the railroad came through, but we found it was an... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went there. One of the best gift shops I have seen Not usual junk. Unique items. I went to buy tickets. The staff member asked the age of my son. To my surprise he was free.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It's free what's not to like! We came back here after last visiting 15 years ago. They provide some great incite to the challenges and sacrifice that went into making the Mackinaw Bridge! While visiting it would be a shame not to enjoy the restaurant below!

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Edmore, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The biggest, baddest, most beautiful bridge you are gonna find. This powerful majestic beauty inspires awe in the summer and astounds you with its might in the winter. All those fair weather bridges are pussies compared to this big bad beauty!

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