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Colonial Michilimackinac

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Address: 102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
Phone Number: 231 436 4100
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The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians,...

The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.

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A place of a history

We had finally found time to explore this incredible place .We had the best time just to be there and when we left,You had more respect for a part of history

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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had finally found time to explore this incredible place .We had the best time just to be there and when we left,You had more respect for a part of history

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Thank Cindy B
NewYork
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our parents and our 4 kids to this fun place! It's almost "hidden" under the Mackinaw bridge, but there is plenty of free parking. Unfortunately, it can be a bit pricey...not family rate or AAA discounts. She told me that if I kept the receipt, I could get a bit of a discount at other local Michigan state... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During a recent visit to Mackinac Island we stopped to look at the fort. The fort is a good representation of a colonial era frontier fort. The location is just before you cross the Mackinac Bridge and borders lake Michigan. The story of the Indian attach on the fort is certainly entertaining. I suggest that a stop in the gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rich in history. Knowledgeable docents in period dress add to the great exhibits. Many interactive exhibits for kids of all ages. Room for kids to run and explore. Breathtaking views of the straits and the bridge. Great restroom facilities. Perfect picnic areas, but no concessions onsite. Walking distance to dining though. Nice gift shop.

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Thank Kimberlee M
Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Toik my 12 year old and 9 year old to visit during our stay in Mackinaw City. What a great way to step back in time! We spent about 2 to 3 hours exploring the Fort. They have lots of hands on things for kids to do. There a lot of folks on hand dressed in historical attire that are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great afternoon at the fort. There was a lot to see and lots of costumed volunteers to explain and answer questions. There were numerous displays that really brought history to life. Highly recommended!

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Thank Gregg S
Heber Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Colonial Michilimachinac is a revolutionary fort built in the 1700's. The staff dress in period costumes and provide guided tours. You can also do a self-guided tour. There are regularly scheduled musket and cannon firings by staff who offer history lessons about the fort. Restored rooms for the guards, commanding officer, kitchen, priest, chapel, and others are very interesting to... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a really neat place to spend a few hours. You can explore almost every building in the fort. Definitely worth the time. Plus you get some great views of the lake and bridge too.

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Gladwin, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very beautiful view of the bridge. Wasn't hard to find or get back on the main drag. There was places to sit to look at the bridge or listen to the lake.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great if you like history to come alive. the canon was shot and people in uniforms played their parts to our kids delight.

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