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Mackinac Bridge Museum

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Address: 231 Central Ave., Mackinaw City, MI
Phone Number: 2314365534

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Informative, interesting and free!!

This is an informative museum about the construction of the Mackinac Bridge located upstairs in Mama Mia's Pizza. And it's free! The restaurant had a fire some years back which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Renee M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an informative museum about the construction of the Mackinac Bridge located upstairs in Mama Mia's Pizza. And it's free! The restaurant had a fire some years back which was unfortunate because they lost some artifacts from the museum. But fortunately they did rebuild and they have some artifacts related to the bridge. I especially like the vintage film... More 

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Thank Renee M
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the time to eat at Mama Mia's then you have to go upstairs. They have a very informative little museum above the restaurant. While you are waiting for your meal, you can visit upstairs and learn about the building of the Mighty Mac. The bridge is an engineering feat that is quite remarkable. This bridge is a... More 

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Thank Rose H
Willmar, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and grand children toured museum while waiting for their pizza at a place below the museum! They said it was very informative & informational!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved learning about the Bridge. Being from MI I loved seeing and hearing all the history about how the bridge came to be. The video shown was great telling how it all happened. I will go back and take my kids!

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Thank Shannon B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we stumbled upon this place! Very tiny, but extremely quaint and educational! I really enjoyed watching the film about them making the bridge. I'm a huge history buff, and just sitting there watching the film of the making the bridge and knowing the bridge was right outside the building, was very humbling. We got to see some very... More 

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Carmel, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I'll be honest, I thought this was sort of scam from the outside to get you in the pizza place. You couldn't see much from the outside and I was hesitant to go in. Long story short, the gentleman that used to own the pizza place helped build the bridge. He collected all sorts of memorabilia and opened the museum... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

If you want to learn more about how the bridge was built, check out this free museum. Watch the videotape, not the one on the TV, but the one in the small auditorium. Very interesting and informative. It's worth strolling around and seeing the memorabilia, too. Perhaps not a destination in itself, but if you have 30 minutes to an... More 

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Owosso, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The Museum was very clean, the workers were very friendly and helpful and is in a very easy to reach location and great partking.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Free above Maa Mis's pizza which has great food. Would like to be able to purchase movie but fun to watch if you have the time then or happens to be raining.

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Findlay, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The museum is on a 2nd floor over a pizza place. As I understand it, most everything was destroyed by a fire and could not be replaced. There is an interesting old movie about the building of the bridge. However, the sound was frequently interrupted by announcements for pizza pickups.

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