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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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An Ice Breaker? How Very Interesting!

I've been on lots of ships relegated to museum duty, but never an ice breaker. I have to admit that I got surprised by the Mackinaw's power and sophistication, not to mention the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Kettering, Ohio
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice lady at the ticket booth, Grumpy Lisa onboard but others were informative and helpful. Done it once will not do again. Need to know more about customer relations

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Kettering, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've been on lots of ships relegated to museum duty, but never an ice breaker. I have to admit that I got surprised by the Mackinaw's power and sophistication, not to mention the role it played for such a very long time. What a career! The staff we encountered was very friendly and helpful, especially the gentleman who actually served... More 

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waukegan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Touring the Icebreaker was definitely on our list of "must do" when we visited Mackinaw City! We thoroughly enjoyed self guided tour filled with lots of history with guides along the way explaining and giving you brief history of that certain area you were touring. We love touring ships and we are so glad were decided to go. You learn... More 

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canton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

wonderful and informative. kids loved it. reasonably priced. photo ops and great views. friendly staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I found this a unique, fascinating, interesting 2 hours. The ship is huge & powerful. Looking down on the engine room is amazing. There is a plaque from U.S. congress recognizing the Mackinaw for it's ability to keep the freighters going during winter ice. When you see a 900-1000ft. freighter you'd think nothing could stop their power. Well, during winter... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I'm not a ship lover but I went anyway and found it was really interesting. It is self-guided so you can go any speed you'd like. I stayed a lot longer than I ever thought I would.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great to walk the decks and learn some of her history. People on-board were knowledgeable and friendly. Scavenger hunt for the kids.

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Fenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Well worth an hour or so of your time. Very interesting history of how the Great Lakes Shipping industry is maintained throughout the winter, plus an interesting look at the technology of ships. My family enjoyed our time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very educational and informative visit to this historic vessel. Enjoyed learning about what/how exactly these ships cut the ice. Fascinating information and seeing the interior first hand was great!

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Montgomery, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Check this one out. It is pretty cool. The ship smells a little like grease, but it is a cool old girl. Make sure you can climb a ladder before you go, because you will have to. A little tough with small childern, but do able. We had a two year old with us and managed. It was pretty cool... More 

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