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Headlands International Dark Sky Park

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Address: 7725 E. Wilderness Park Dr., Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 231-348-1704
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Very interesting programs and a viewing area that is very suitable for night sky viewing. The construction should bring a whole different experience when complete. Recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very interesting programs and a viewing area that is very suitable for night sky viewing. The construction should bring a whole different experience when complete. Recommend highly - for a program or just for night sky viewing.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visited this park while looking for something different to do in Mackinaw City, other than shopping. Took our chairs and some refreshments and sat with about 20 other people and enjoyed a nice relaxing evening. As it got later, a group of noisy teens came, so we moved to another area in the park. I will make it a point... More 

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Peoria, Az.
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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

One of 8 dark sky parks in the US. Go and see the stars or partake in any of the nighttime activities. This is frequented by a special group of star gazers and they will explain anything you want to know about the sky. Best during no moon nights, but anytime is wonderful. Great hiking trails also. Many locals walk... More 

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Brimfield, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We heard a rumor about this place and researched. Drove out (about 10 mins from Mackinaw City) with "supplies" (wine/cheese) and watched a beautiful sunset on Huron with several other onlookers. Very interesting location.

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Arlington, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This place is well worth the drive down a narrow, twisting road. Just when you wonder if you're ever going to "get there", you see a place to park, and that's it. Nothing fancy, but that's the point. This is a unique place for star-gazing, open 24/7/365 (though during the winter the road might not plowed?) You can spend the... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We drove back there and checked it out, but it was overcast so we didn't see any stars. Since it was dark we were a little confused about where to park, and where to walk to. We didn't see any marked paths. This could be our fault though because we got there after dark.

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Lansing, Michigan
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254 reviews 254 reviews
44 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were excited to visit The Headlands in Mackinaw City. We went at sunset, which was gorgeous in and of itself. Since it was mid-September, it was pretty cool waiting for dark, so we ended up in the car to stay warm while we waited for darkness. Before waiting, we scoped out the area while it was still light (I... More 

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North Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The drive was way back in the woods. We tried it out before dark, just to be sure it was safe. We talked with locals, after seeing it, and were assured it was very safe. Beautiful night sky views. Don't miss. It's free and accessible to all.

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Westland, Michigan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Dark Sky Park is an amazing little gem in northern part of Michigan. We drove from downstate to check out the wonders of this place and we were not disappointed. The weather was perfect because there wasn't a cloud in the sky. This gave us a beautiful sunset right over Lake Michigan and some of the most gorgeous colors... More 

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Hamburg, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Another great SURPRISE! Very romantic at sunset, we were so surprised for our Anniversary Drive after Dinner! Got to walk along the beach and see the big rock, took great pictures, sat at the bench that was donated by people down from our area Ann Arbor. Highly recommended!

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