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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

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Address: 9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 231-436-4100
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A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a...

A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a functioning sawmill.

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Great educational experience

We took our young children and enjoyed it. The demonstration on how boards was cut was very good. Our son got to participate and liked it. It was very interesting to see the saw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lydia E

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our young children and enjoyed it. The demonstration on how boards was cut was very good. Our son got to participate and liked it. It was very interesting to see the saw mill in action. The demonstrator is very knowledgable and friendly with the guest. We took the short trail because of having young children but we enjoyed... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year we do a family Day where we go on an adventure while in northern Michigan. This year we went to Mill Creek and there was something for all 21 of us. . We ranged from ages 16 mos to 68 years old. And from very fit to some disabilities. We watched the demonstration on how lumber had been... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family loves this place. The demonstrations are interesting and interactive. The zip lining and rock wall are a recent fun addition to this beautiful property. Spend the extra few dollars to do the zip lining. It's worth it.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location was a good mix of history and adventure. We purchased the Mackinac Family Heritage Pass, and this park was our favorite. It offered some interpretive history, like the other parks, but also mixed in some adventure with the zip line, rope bridge and rock wall. The whole family participated and enjoyed a couple of hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We skipped the zip-line and wall climbing and explored the history and beauty of the park. The saw mill demonstration was interesting and educational. The nature trails are secluded and quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a lot of fun. We easily spent 3 hours there and never got bored. The sawmill demonstration was really interactive and informative. The kids loved it. The zipline and rock climbing wall added to the fun. A definite must do.. kids or no kids it's a great place to spend some time outdoors. There's also some picnic... More 

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1 Thank Beth S
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mill Creek is a unique attraction. It is one of the Mackinac State Historic Park group. On the premises you can view a sawmill which is operated the way it was in days gone-by. There are also numerous hiking trails, a zip line, a climbing wall, an observation deck, and an excellent gift shop. If you are looking for something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with so much to do. The forestry and sawmill history comes to life. Fantastic and engaging docent teaching and working the mill. Many hiking trails, very well marked and mapped. Easy trails for novice or limited ability hikers. Nice history movie and exhibits. Good restroom facilities. Friendly staff. Nice little store. Very limited concessions, would not plan to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the activities - even the older folks did the zip line!! It was terrific! And the working sawmill was fantastic! It's one thing to see the machinery, but to see it in action was awesome! Then we took a stroll down several of the well kept hiking trails. The staff are friendly and knowledgable and made our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I am a history geek. So I always enjoy historical sites. But Historic Mill Creek has more than history for those in your family who aren't into history so much. My husband and I visited here with our teen-aged son. We all enjoyed going on the Adventure Tour, which does cost extra, which offered a climbing wall (that has great... More 

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