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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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Great Piece of History

The Mackinaw has been a well known fixture on the Great Lakes for years. Having the opportunity to tour her was very informative and interesting. You can see most of the ship... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
jsems00
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Manton, Michigan
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Manton, Michigan
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The Mackinaw has been a well known fixture on the Great Lakes for years. Having the opportunity to tour her was very informative and interesting. You can see most of the ship, both inside and out. It gives the rare chance to see how she was operated and how the crew lived and worked. A great visit that is well... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Very enjoyable and educational visit- a perfect combination. The docents, some of whom had served on the vessel were really an inspiration and the films were quite good.

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Thank ollie1944
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Before visiting this ship, we knew nothing about icebreakers and now we have a great appreciation for the work they do on the Great Lakes. One takes a self-tour of the boat, but there were volunteers stationed throughout who were very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we had. There were also videos and signage that enabled us to... More 

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Marion
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204 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My wife stayed in the car to read while my autistic son and I went on board. Watch your step on the ramp on the way up and on the stairs and ladders throughout the ship. I almost jumped ship because the woman who greeted us at the top of the stairs came across as a drill sargeant type. If... More 

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McBain, Michigan
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very interesting, educational and fun tour. A lot to see and the volunteers are so nice, friendly and knowledgable. It is well worth your time to see it.

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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Hubby went and loved it! He found it so informational....that I wish I went. For anyone who loves ship information..this is it!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

I've wanted to see this for sometime. I highly recommend this for any history buff or anyone into ships. This was an awesome, self guided tour. The volunteers and their knowledge were very impressive. I will be back to take my son on this tour.

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Thank Michael V
Ohio
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Very Interesting. I knew my husband would like it. I just went along to be nice, but I thought it was interesting too.

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Thank Stelz1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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218 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The ship has volunteers that will explain various features. The tour is mainly self-guided with various short video clips at different locations. The stairs (ladders) are steep, so I would suggest rubber soled shoes rather than flip-flops or crocs. We enjoyed all of the levels.

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Clinton, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This was so interesting and fun! We really enjoyed our tour and loved talking to the guides! It's a definite MUST for any history buffs.

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