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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-4100
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Great Little Gem by the Straits of Mackinaw

We had a decision to make as to what attraction we would visit while at the Straits of Mackinaw... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Clio, Michigan

Very informative. Great presentation. Incredible views of Island. Great nature trails. Advice... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jeremy W
Wheeling, IL
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A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a functioning sawmill.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-4100

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a decision to make as to what attraction we would visit while at the Straits of Mackinaw. We chose the Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and it was a beautiful, relaxing and an informative attraction. A young man, dressed in the period dress,...More

1  Thank Maryl0u43
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very informative. Great presentation. Incredible views of Island. Great nature trails. Advice, bring an all terrain stroller.

1  Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a holiday weekend and was not busy. Absolutely fantastic working display of a historic lumber mill. I had n idea that this would be so,normative and interesting. Great learning experience. There's numerous trails to walk, which are easy and the zip line. If...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had gone to Mill Creek later in the day primarily so my teens could do the Adventure Tour: rock climbing, forest bridge and zip line. We had purchased a Mackinac Family Heritage Pass so we could visit the three landslide sites for one price,...More

2  Thank kmc11_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it was rainy and we could not do any of the zip lines the saw mill demonstration was very good. The man running it did an awesome job explaining and demonstrating. This was one of the highlights of our trip

Thank jessica b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel like this place is a little underrated. We did the whole adventure park and the demos. The adventure is great for kids even though my husband and I enjoyed ourselves too. But if you love history or learning about the past listen to...More

1  Thank misticduck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a lesser known state park with smaller crowds than the Forts. Interesting history that compliments the history of the island and city forts. Also, nice hiking trails and an adventure tour (zip line + rock wall) at a nominal cost for the kids. Engineers and...More

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring bug spray. If you plan to take the nature trails, wear long pants.we went for the trails, but also enjoyed the historical exhibits. Everything seemed overpriced to us, including the $9 per person entry fee and then added charges for some of the "discovery"...More

1  Thank MoonlitLake
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Kids enjoyed the rock wall and zip line. Saw mill demonstrations were fun and informative. Museum was nice. Would like to have had more demonstrations or communication from employees.

1  Thank marksbabydoll
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a restored historic mill that is one of the oldest industrial sites in the upper great lakes. There are historical demonstrations of mill operations by entertaining and knowledgeable interpreters in period costumes. There are multiple, lovely nature trails, three miles in total. There...More

Thank Veronica S
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Kara W
March 18, 2017|
Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Hi Kara, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park does not open for the 2017 season until May 1. We hope to see you then!
June 24, 2016|
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Response from MarshallLeonard | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Stefanie but I am not sure of the ages and size of her group. Seniors and small children could take longer to do "everything" (as accurately listed by Stefanie).
August 6, 2015|
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Response from Cory H | Reviewed this property |
I expect this answer is a little late, but maybe it will help someone. Yes! The main attraction is the mill and the live demonstrations.