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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

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Address: 131 S Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 231 436 9825

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Wonderful experience

The Mackinaw Maritime Museum was a very nice experience for someone looking to know more about what it means to live onboard a ship. The place is well marked and they let you roam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The Mackinaw Maritime Museum was a very nice experience for someone looking to know more about what it means to live onboard a ship. The place is well marked and they let you roam around to let you follow your interest. Certainly worth the time and money.

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was really a neat experience walking through the boat. They let you walk through on your own. There's a clearly marked path of travel through the ship with areas of interest to stop at and learn what life was like on board. Worth the trip for anyone interested. It's a good trip for couples or families. But not for... More 

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Fresno, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

An interesting ship- displays are well marked and the directional arrows help us land lubbers. With the amount and thickness of the ice the ship earned her keep.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great place for big ship buffs, history buffs and for those just plane curious about what the heck an icebreaker does. It is awesome to go through and see what life is like on a big ship

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoyed our time on the Icebreaker. The walk back to the boat may be far for some. But once you are onboard, the self guided tour was really cool. My favorite part was the engine and mechanical rooms. Est about 2 hours for the boat.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What a great ship to tour and a must see. A great job of explaining the ships history by videos and personnel. You can tour the ship at you own pace which is really nice. It was very interesting and cost was minimal.

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Cedar, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The icebreaker Mackinaw is famous around the lakes. It's men risked much to keep the shipping lanes open and rescue ships trapped in the ice. Touring the ship was very educational not to mention the fabulous view of Lake Huron and the Mighty Mackinaw Bridge.

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Detroit, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There is nothing like being able to experience history first hand. It's not the same if you see it on tv or read it in a book. You get to walk through most of the ship and it was left just as it was when the last crew disembarked. This is a self tour - you buy the ticket in... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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153 reviews 153 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

When we took this tour, there were two people on board who directed us. The first woman showed us where to start and the second woman was in the engine room area and gave us additional information on the ship. The tour is self-guided with arrows to point you in the direction you should go. The stairs to go up... More 

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Bancroft, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We took two young boys here. they really loved exploring the boat, and standing pretending to guide the boat.

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