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Mackinac Bridge Museum

231 Central Ave., Mackinaw City, MI
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Mackinaw City
Type: History Museums
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Plainwell, Michigan, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

There is a lot of artifacts, It really is not a place for kids, I saw a lot of bored kids being dragged thru .

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Local history, doesn't take a lot of time, and gives a good background to the straits of Mackinac area.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Incredible items showing how the bridge was built, the video showing what these guys had to work through and with to build it was amazing

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Ararat, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Enjoyed all the history in this area of our country! If anyone gets the opportunity to go, do so! You will not regret your visit always new stuff to be on display real people in character doing what they did in the day. A show preformed by the characters and then invite you the spectator to enjoy the fun that... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
101 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We weren't sure what to see in Mackinaw City other than to get some great views of the Mackinac Bridge. The information booth pointed us in the direction of the Bridge Museum which we would have never found otherwise. You get to it through a pizza restaurant! Anyway, once there the film which gives the history of the bridge is... More

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you drive the bridge this is a must. What it took to build and the engineering, logistics not to mention the weather.

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Whitehall, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I understand the original was destroyed in a fire and this set up seems to be a make-shift tribute. I get they tried to bring back what they could and even included a theater setting to view a documentary. It may just be me, but I was not into it. I do give them credit for trying to bring it... More

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

If you are the kind of traveler who likes to get a feel for the area and know a little about the history, don't miss this... it's informative and really entertaining.

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Lapeer, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

we really like taking the kids to this museum and the attached mama mia's pizza. the video is worth the watch. we no longer watch it but we have been going to mackinaw every year for five years now. the kids love having something to wander around and look at while we wait for our pizza to cook.

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Florissant, Missouri, USA
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141 reviews 141 reviews
75 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This museum and Mama Mia's pizzeria below burned to the ground in 2005. People liked it so much that they donated articles from their homes that had to do with the bridge so that it could reopen - which it did in 2007. The museum focuses on the building of the bridge (they even have interviews with some of the... More

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