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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: This is Mackinac Island State Park, a landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs, beautiful vistas of sparkling water,... more » Owner description: This is Mackinac Island State Park, a landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs, beautiful vistas of sparkling water, vibrant forests, and mystical geological formations. With automobiles banned since 1898, here exists a quieter way of life away from interstate noise of cities. Over 80 percent of Mackinac Island is within Mackinac Island State Park—free of charge and open year round—where you’ll discover the true natural gems of Mackinac. Whether visiting this island parkland by foot, bike, horseback, or carriage, these many majestic geological wonders and unique historical monuments are visual treasures found only here—on the island sacred to the Ojibwa and Odawa Great Lakes Indian tribes. According to them, this is where life began. You’re invited to discover why. « less
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
Category: Geologic Formations; Landmarks
Natural rock bridge soaring 149 feet above the Straits of Mackinac appears to be suspended in midair.
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Cultural

Located on Mackinac Island, built in 1780, Fort Mackinac is set in the Victorian 1880s.  From 1875-95 it was the country's 2nd National Park (after Yellowstone) and recreates the... more »

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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Experience free-flying exotic butterflies in a lush garden environment.
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
The island's oldest edifice was built in 1780.
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Ranked #11 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
Category: History Museums; Museums
The center for John Jacob Astor's fur-trading business, the Stuart House is now a museum.
Ranked #12 of 12 attractions in Mackinac Island
Category: Museums
Not really a museum, but a haunted house that used to be the motion picture theature on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
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