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Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City, at the northern tip of the Michigan mitten, sits at one end of the Mackinac Bridge to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as seriving as the docking place for ferries to Mackinac Island, a National Historic Landmark and State Park. Just a short boat ride from the mainland, Mackinac Island is a journey back in time, home to "Historic Downtown," a recreation of village life in 18th-century Michigan, and Fort Mackinac, first occuppied by the British during the Revolutionary War.

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Colonial Michilimackinac
Colonial Michilimackinac
The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Attraction type: Ferries
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Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises
Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises
Owner description: Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Sixteen historic lighthouses lie within easy cruising distance of Mackinaw City. Travel in comfort and safety on Shepler's spacious vessels during... more Owner description: Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Sixteen historic lighthouses lie within easy cruising distance of Mackinaw City. Travel in comfort and safety on Shepler's spacious vessels during these fascinating tours. For close to three centuries, the Straits of Mackinac has been a vital nautical thoroughfare, providing passage between Lakes Huron and Michigan. But traveling its famed blue waters has not come without risk. Over the many decades, lighthouses were built to protect mariners from dangerous shoals and reefs. Each has a story to tell. Shepler's exclusive Lighthouse Cruises are voyages of discovery. Guests are treated to awe-inspiring views and the fascinating history surrounding these Great Lakes guardians. less
Attraction type: Lighthouses; Ships
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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Attraction type: Sightseeing Tours; Specialty Museums
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a functioning sawmill.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Mickey's
Mackinaw Bakery & Coffeehouse
Mackinaw Bakery & Coffeehouse
Dining options: Breakfast
Darrow's Family Restaurant
Darrow's Family Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
The Chippewa Room
The Chippewa Room
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Murdick's Fudge
Dining options: Lunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Rainbow Motel
2.5 of 5
Rainbow Motel
$54 - $137
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals
Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals
$60 - $130
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Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground
Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground
$55 - $161
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
2.0 of 5
Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
$74 - $150
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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Deer Head Inn
Deer Head Inn
$86 - $166
Baymont Inn Mackinaw City
2.5 of 5
Baymont Inn Mackinaw City
$83 - $181
Ranked #3 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

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Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
Grand Hotel
$351 - $592
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
America's Best Value Inn
5.0 of 5
America's Best Value Inn
$72 - $122
Ranked #14 of 32 Hotels in Saint Ignace
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