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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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
95 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
111 helpful votes 111 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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Cosby, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The history of the local area and the building of the bridge was very interesting. The video about the men who built the bridge and the danger and hardships they endured was very educational.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Don't make special trip here. There was some stuff here but it seemed more as a way to get people to eat at the attached restaurant more than anything else.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is more of a gift shop than a museum. However they do offer a lot of literature and souvenirs of the fort and bridge. Their souvenirs where also the most reasonably priced in the area. It is also free of charge.

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Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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