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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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Fascinating and Educational

Loved learning about real life as a Coast Guard crew. The ship is amazing to experience from bow to stern; from deck to deck; step ladder by step ladder. Fun and educational.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Loved learning about real life as a Coast Guard crew. The ship is amazing to experience from bow to stern; from deck to deck; step ladder by step ladder. Fun and educational.

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was an amazing tour of the inner workings of this ship and its history and day to day operations as a Great Lakes Ice breaker.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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