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Heritage Village at Mackinaw

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Address: 1425 Central Ave., Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Old Building Have New Life

The Heritage Village is a wonderful place to visit. A lot of time, energy and plain hard work has gone into making this a place worth visiting and spending time at. It is also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Okemos, Michigan
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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Heritage Village is a wonderful place to visit. A lot of time, energy and plain hard work has gone into making this a place worth visiting and spending time at. It is also wonderful to bring children so they can appreciate as to how man has progressed in the last 100 or so years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Beautiful grounds and historical buildings to explore..a great place to step back in time and learn about the Straits area history!

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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A must see. Great way to learn about the incredible history of the Straits area. It tells the period of the 1880's -1917. It is well replicated with costumed docents on Friday-Monday afternoons. It is truly a step back in time. It has a lot of space for kids to run around and it has a picnic area.

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Cheboygan, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

IN more recent times, as of this fall, The Native American Culture was brought to the Heritage Village ,by having the first Annual Ghost Supper!~ Bringing a dish to pass in honor of your Ancestors who have passed on, Honoring them thru the Spirit Fire with a Spirit plate of all the Foods that were brought to the supper!~ Native... More 

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Flint,Mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great gifts for traivelers family and friends.Great prices on popcorn plan for 4.00$ a large box,.50 more for butter.Fudge is fresh for all fudges,in any flavor,buy 3 get one free.Hand dipped ice Cream also.Oh yes can't forget that taffy for grandma to pull out all your teeth,replace them with dentures.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You get to the Heritage Village along Central Avenue and it's on the left just before you hit a T-junction. It isn't that well signed so be vigilant! We were greeted by a docent in period costume and then joined his wife, also in costume, who was showing a small group around. The work they have done to restore this... More 

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Alma, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

They have a good amount of building there with information on what they were used for. Shows how a town would operated with a school house, sick house, church, homes, and gardens. Nice trails. There is a guided tour and a self tour. If you have a phone there is a number you can call to get the information that... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We really enjoyed getting to know the history of this part of the USA. The fort has been rebuilt with any details. The experience is one that I really loved.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a new historical site owned by the City of Mackinaw. They have some buildings that were moved onto the site and some that are being replicated. They have a working saw mill on the property.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This Village is small but growing each time I return to it. Very nicely laid out and quaint authentic buildings and gardens. Something for everyone. Kids can run around and it is free I believe? Lots to learn about the turn of the last century and people to tell you about it. Also volunteer opportunities if you are interested.

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