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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Ojibwa Culture

Museum of Ojibwa Culture
500 N. State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
+1 906-643-9161
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: At this National Historic Landmark, visitors can learn about 17-century St. Ignace: the Ojibwa Indians who formed the population, the Huron refugees and the French who established the area as the center of fur trade.
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The large native lodge in back was interesting. There is a gift shop with native-made articles, and a small museum, along with a statue of Father Marquette. It is free and there is ample parking, even for campers, behind the museum.

Visited June 2013
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Fargo, North Dakota
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The museum is full of knowledge and facts about Ojibwe culture. It's an important stop if you are visiting St. Ignace.

Visited July 2012
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“Get out of the rain activity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Went with a friend and two kids. I thought it was pretty nice for a small museum, but I really like history. Worth your stop. Kids may not enjoy it much though.

Visited August 2012
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“A Great Place to Visit in St. Ignace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were recently vacationing in St. Ignace, MI and found this gem of a museum highlighting the Ojibwa culture. This is a must see when in the area. All items sold in the museum shop are hand made by Native Americans and the museum is very interesting.
The weekend we were leaving the area, the Museum had a Native American festival that was outstanding. The people there were so kind and the crafts they were demonstrating were fascinating.
Also, my family and I debated whether we should stay on the lower peninsula or upper peninsula. We made the right decision by choosing the upper peninsula. It is much less touristy and less crowded. We also found the people on the UP to be friendly and more willing to help visitors to the area.
My advice is to stop by the local Chamber of Commerce office right in town the day you arrive. They were very helpful in pointing us to the best of the best for dining, attractions, and they also provided a list of things to do in the area.

My top 7:
• Hillside Café for breakfast
• Molly Moos for ice cream
• Best Western Harbor Point
• Manley’s for smoked whitefish dip
• Ojibwa museum
• Fort DeBaude Museum
• Shepler’s Ferry to Mackinaw Island

Visited May 2013
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Flint, Michigan, United States
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“We'll Definitely Return!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My husband and I came across this beautiful museum during our first year anniversary trip to Michigan's Upper Penninsula, and it is a must-see destination for families, couples individuals! Recently remodeled when we went, this museum is very engaging for audiences of all ages, with a mix of interactive displays that incorporate hands-on activities, technology (including video), life-sized diorama, and visual exhibitions. We were amazed by how well the space was laid out - lots to learn about Ojibwa culture, history, traditional daily/seasonal life. The museum's gift shop alone is a great attraction, and includes art and jewelry made by Ojibwa youth and adults in the museum's tribal entrepreneurship programs. I purchased a lovely necklace that always reminds me of our special anniversary trip. One of the best parts of the experience was talking with the museum's curator, a very warm, welcoming woman who answered our questions. Finally, next to the museum building is a little park full of flowers, walking paths, and educational historical tributes. Before you go, check out the large, life-sized replicas of traditional Ojibwa buildings behind the museum itself. You can probably tell from this review that visiting this place was a very memorable part of our trip, and we'll return again, if only to support Ojibwa youth and families through the gift store.

Visited August 2012
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