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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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Enjoyed the self-guided tour around the ship. Volunteers were manned at different locations and were full of interesting information. They answered all our questions. Fun to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the self-guided tour around the ship. Volunteers were manned at different locations and were full of interesting information. They answered all our questions. Fun to follow the yellow arrows at our own pace. Would recommend and do this again

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Westover, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Decommissioned in 2006, this tour takes you all through the ship and into the engine rooms. Very impressive. I'm not really into boats, however this one is pretty neat as it was "the" ship to keep the Great Lakes open for shipping. There are a few other ice breakers, however this was the biggest of its time. The staff were... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This "maritime museum" is actually the 290-foot U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker 'Mackinaw' that was decommissioned in 2006 after 62 years of service. It was launched during WWII, and its job was to maintain shipping lanes for ore-carrying Great Lakes freighters in support of the war effort. According to one of the many videos that you'll see while touring the ship,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We toured the ship and were pleasantly surprised at the knowledge of the guides and staff. Lots of video stations to learn even more. Great experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What a great experience! The tour of this Coast Guard ship is highly educational. I would not recommend it for anyone with any physical disabilities (needs a cane, back trouble, etc.),. The ship is positively enormous, and there's a lot to take in. The fact that its a self-guided tour means you can take as much time as you like... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We really enjoyed the tour of the Coast Guard vessel. The history was great and actually seeing what they had to work with and experienced was very interesting! Well worth the monies.

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Mason, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It was neat to learn about all that this ship was able to do. Being able to look around inside was an experience worth having.

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CEDAR SPRINGS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is an excellent tour! We highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in history,ships, or the Coast Guard.

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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Address: Address: 131 S Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 231 436 9825
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City

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