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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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Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Plainwell, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

There is so much history on this ship. If you are afraid of heights or tight spaces , don't go. You can go to the very top portion of the ship as well as the bowels of the ship

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This ice breaker is a marvel. 6 huge deisel electric motors power this ship. A self guided tour with guides around to answer any questions one might have. Lots of steep stairs so wear good shoes.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our family of six visited the Mackinaw based on TripAdvisor recommendations. Amazing ship tour, we were all impressed. The ship was decommissioned and dry docked without removal of ANY of its original equipment. It's all there to view from the large TVs to the chocolate chips in the gally. Take the time to ask employees questions. We found that the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Mighty Mack is a pilgrimage site of sorts for anyone interested in Great Lakes shipping, and I'm glad I finally had the chance. Very interesting tour that is self curated with wonderful additions from the docents and various films. Took us just about an hour and a half to get through it all at a good pace. Highly recommended... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I liked everything about it. It was neat to observer what life was like on the boat. Honestly, I can not think of one I team that I did not like about the boat

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Toledo, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was one of the most interesting things we did on our trip! Staff was amazing and friendly! It is a must to do when visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Took my 10 & 13 yr old grandkids on the tour. Awesome. Educational, fun, interesting. Great historical, engineering, mechanical, nautical, maritime perspective. We all loved it.

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