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“Awesome experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
131 S Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231 436 9825
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Type: Tours, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Caro, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Don't pass this experience up! Get to walk through most of the ship, watch some videos and ask questions.

Visited September 2012
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Beulah, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We enjoyed our visit here learning about the Coast Guard and the ice breaking they do. The ship is well kept, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Kids really enjoy this!

Visited June 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
“Closed for Private Party”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Tried to visit the museum. Told the entire ship was closed due to a private party. Really, the entire ship? We were disappointed and couldn't return later due to a flight.

Visited August 2012
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Managerwagb83, General Manager at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., responded to this review, October 29, 2012
First, let me thank you for choosing to visit the ship.

On the particular day mentioned in your review, we did open a few hours late to accomodate the morning retirement ceremony of a United States Coast Guardsman who served honorably for 22 years, a few of which were on the Mackinaw WAGB83.

We support all service-members and appreciate their sacrifice. We felt it only fitting to respect and honor this gentleman's service by allowing him, his family and fellow sailors to enjoy this important ceremony in a proper manner. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event for him. We were proud to honor his service and provide a special venue for the occasion.

Signage was posted days before the ceremony but know that not all visitors would know of the change.We hope that you will include a tour aboard the ship the next time you are in Mackinaw City.
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Museum and Great History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Liked the whole experience nothing to dislike...Showed the history of ice breakers and the history of this vessel had the our of the entire ship well worth the time and money

Visited September 2012
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Washington, DC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful piece of Great Lakes maritime history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We made a special trip to Mackinaw City just to see the Icebreaker Mackinaw. After her many years of service on the Great Lakes, it was a real thrill to walk through her and get a feel for how she worked and what her crew's experiences would have been. The details are well-presented and the staff is knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

Visited June 2012
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