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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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Worth the price

The cable bridge, zip line, and climbing wall were cool but the sawmill is the star of the show... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
K_Family1115
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Richmond, Virginia
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Northern Michigan history comes alive

Excellent history lesson.Great museum and on site demon and lecture on the actual log to finish of... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2017
scarlett m
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Visitors can witness the power of the creek harnessed to cut timber into lumber at one of the oldest industrial sites on the Upper Great Lakes and soar like an eagle on the zip line during the Adventure Tour.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock wall” (47 reviews)
“zip line” (167 reviews)
“adventure tour” (51 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

The cable bridge, zip line, and climbing wall were cool but the sawmill is the star of the show. Staff is excellent with engaging routine. Tower view of straits is impressive.

Thank K_Family1115
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Excellent history lesson.Great museum and on site demon and lecture on the actual log to finish of milling. Beautiful park with lots of trails for all levels of hiker

Thank scarlett m
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Beautiful Park....had no intention of zip lining but it was a blast. Didn't enjoy the bridge to get there but the guide was very knowledgeable and made everyone feel at ease with everything. The sawmill was very interesting...I highly recommend visiting. It's a nice change...More

1  Thank hesselnut
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Fun place to explore. See how the sawmill works. Also doing the adventure tour is great fun. Canopy walk, rock wall and zip line is the highlight. Not too pricy. $9 adults to get in and another $9 to do the adventure tour. Not bad.

1  Thank ReneeA35
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This place is so beautiful! It was so interesting to walk around and see everything. I would highly recommend this park to anyone. I would suggest bringing mosquito repellant as well.

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Very informative! Thrilling and beautiful. Bros was out guide and she was fantastic. Went with children 10 and 13. Loved it.

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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

My wife,myself and 6 friends stopped in there today. We really weren't sure what to expect. The whole place was a blast! The saw Mill demo.was great, and very informative. 4 of us took our first Zipline ride. The place is well worth the time!!

Thank Larry B
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Mill Creek offered a great working demonstration of what it took to develop Northern Michigan. This place also offered great nature trails to hike and feel like you are a thousand miles from another person. As for the sawmill demonstration: I have been to many...More

1  Thank paulandnichole
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The actual "park" is wonderful, but I think it's kind of misrepresented. They offer zip-lining, but it's really a 10 minute walk through the woods and then you get to go on a 100 ft zipline. so, if you're afraid of heights or have really...More

2  Thank brandonbZ8888YH
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Riding our bikes, we passed the park and decided to check it out. After contemplating paying the entry fee, we did, and my husband was so glad we did. He was completely geeked about the live demonstration of the saw mill! It's a small place,...More

1  Thank stefanief920
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tabithabaxter
September 28, 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park will be open daily through October 8. The site is open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Thank you!
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suespagnuolo
August 7, 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There is no age minimum, but there are height and weight requirements for the Adventure Tour. All riders must be at least 4' tall and weigh between 50-250 pounds. I hope this helps - thank you!
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suespagnuolo
August 4, 2017|
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The Adventure Tour is a separate ticket from general admission, and is $9.00 per person. It is a guided tour that includes a trip over the Forest Canopy Bridge, a ride down the 425' Eagles Flight Zip Line, and a climb up the... More
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