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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

131 S Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231 436 9825
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Love this tour. I like the self guided tour as I can go at my own pace. They have this marked so you can follow very easy. They also have personnel thru out the tour to answer any questions you have. I learned so much on how they break up the ice on the Great Lakes to open the water... More

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Brampton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We loved the Icebreaker Mackinaw! This ship is one of a kind and has so much detail and history! The fact that it is exactly like when she was in service is incredible. The staff were very knowledge and answered all of our questions. She is a fascinating ship!

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Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice self guided tour of the ship. Always interesting learning the history of different areas I travel to. There are lots of ladders and steps, so beware of that if you have physical limitations, otherwise, give it a big thumbs up.

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Vassar, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It was very interesting to tour this ship. We enjoyed it quite abit. Part way thru it started to rain so they turned it into a "inside" tour. That was nice. The only dislike was the cost, $11.00 per person was alittle steep. If you have issues climbing stairs this might not be a tour for you.

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Galena, Ohio, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There was a gentleman in the engine room that actually served aboard this CG cutter and was very interesting to speak with. There was a lot to see and learn. We will visit again in the future.

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