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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.

All things to do » Things to do

Jack Pine Lumberjack Show
Jack Pine Lumberjack Show
Attraction type: Performances
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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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McGulpin's Point Lighthouse
McGulpin's Point Lighthouse
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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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: Ships; Lighthouses
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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Attraction type: Tours; Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

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Murdick's Fudge
Cuisines: Dessert
Darrow's Family Restaurant
Darrow's Family Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Krueger's Fish Market
Krueger's Fish Market
Cuisines: American
Pizza Palace
Pizza Palace
Price: $3 - $56
Cuisines: Pizza & Pasta, Soups, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Mackinaw Bakery & Coffeehouse
Cuisines: Bakery

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Main Street Inn and Suites
Main Street Inn and Suites
$75 - $375
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Doll's Paradise Lake Resort
Doll's Paradise Lake Resort
$50 - $70
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carp Lake
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
$100 - $600
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
2.0 of 5
Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
$73 - $128
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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Deer Head Inn
Deer Head Inn
$60 - $200
Baymont Inn Mackinaw City
2.5 of 5
Baymont Inn Mackinaw City
$69 - $149
Ranked #2 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
Grand Hotel
$330 - $787
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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America's Best Value Inn
5.0 of 5
America's Best Value Inn
$61 - $110
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
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