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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

131 S Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231 436 9825
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Type: Tours, Specialty Museums
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Dublin, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was a fun tour. There were a number of video presentations explaining aspects of the ship and the volunteer docents the day I was there were exceptionally knowledgeable. The tour is self guided and you can take as much time as you want. As an added bonus, the ship is docked next to the old railhead used in years... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is an incredible us coast guard ship that was decommissioned in 1975. The tour takes about 45 min to an hour. It's well worth the money! Staff on board is very friendly and knowledgeable. It's an incredible ship! Let's you appreciate our coast guard and the way they live when on the ship!

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Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is cool attraction for the ship lover. You get to tour the engine room, the bridge and almost the entire ship. This ship kept the Great Lakes Shipping Industry running during the winter. Plan to spend more than 2 hours here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My son loved this ship, you get to see a lot but there was so much that we couldn't see because the ship is still in operational even though it's out of commission. The views from the top of the ship are breathtaking.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is an experience that most people will never have or even begin to appreciate if they do not survive a winter on the Great Lakes. This ship was used for many years as the prime ice breaker for the region. When it was decommissioned, it became a museum. With 20% of the world's fresh water located in the Great... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Wow! What a terrific find right on the wharf in Fudgie Town Mackinaw City! Skip the T- Shirt shops and see this awesome workhorse of the Great Lakes that was in service since the close of WW2. The entire Great Lakes shipping industry owes this ship a million Thanks. Plan to spend a couple of hours and purchase the DVD... More

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Charlotte, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I liked visiting this boat. It was an amazing experience. and always fun to see where our past had been and our future has to lead.

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is very educational and does not take too long to go though. You need to be able to climb and resend some stairs that are like ladders. The docent was very knowledgeable.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I toured the ship over a year ago by myself and was amazed at what I saw and learned. A year later I recommended it to my sister who also enjoyed it. Thus, I decided to introduce my wife and children to the ship during our family vacation. They enjoyed it but I felt like it was not quite the... More

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Sturgis, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were there a couple of years ago totally enjoyed it you can see many items of a ship how it works and how people lived on it; no matter your age or sex just becareful when you walk up on the deck it might be a bit slippery there are a lot of stairs to climb so those who... More

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