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Headlands International Dark Sky Park

15675 Headlands Rd, No Camping Allowed, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-8612
+1 231-348-1713
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Magical place

I found out about this one of the few in the world dark sky parks and had to visit. The only thing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Princess279
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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Night sky views are unsurpassed.

Beautiful night sky views in a gorgeous Northern Michigan setting. Worth the visit even though it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
615kriss2016
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Nashville, Tennessee
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“milky way” (18 reviews)
“shooting stars” (13 reviews)
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15675 Headlands Rd, No Camping Allowed, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-8612
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+1 231-348-1713
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found out about this one of the few in the world dark sky parks and had to visit. The only thing that got in the way of the star gazing were clouds. Although, they also made things more interesting. As we were looking up,...More

Thank Princess279
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful night sky views in a gorgeous Northern Michigan setting. Worth the visit even though it is a little out of the way.

Thank 615kriss2016
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The event center isn't always open and was not open the evening we went but 2 amature astronomers were there with their telescopes.So we got to see Saturn with her rings. We started to notice the aurora borealis over the center so we went up...More

Thank hagemannj
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Incredible. Everyone whispers in the dark while they look at the sky of a billion stars. Makes you realize just how small you really are and how wonderful our universe is. .

Thank mamak22
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Worse place for a wedding reception! The seating is limited. Anything over 125 guests is crowded. Time constraints on setup and leaving the facility are unreal. Being out by 10 p.m. means you also have to clean floors, toilets, empty the trash, etc. Price is...More

Thank Gingerop
Reviewed October 5, 2017

I travelled up to see the night sky the way God meant for humans to see the night sky. It was a beautiful night, cloudless, moonless, not a light any where and the sky was just overflowing with stars! A memory to last for the...More

Thank josephecooper
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

No swirls of blue and grey here, just deep quiet black with countless pinpoints of bright stars - incredible. But isn't it a sad statement that we have identified specific areas as "Dark Sky" Parks? The stars are there, we just can't see them anymore....More

Thank s s
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Not our first visit,we keep coming back. If you are into star gazing this is the place. No white lights for miles for a great star viewing eveing. Go off season if you can it's a long way back if the parking lot is closed...More

Thank richjacob1
Reviewed September 24, 2017

No white light allowed, red filters only. Just down the road from McGulpin lighthouse. A beautiful place on the shore of Lade Michigan

Thank deertlb
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

I've been anxiously awaiting the time we could make the trip here & we were lucky enough to have mostly clear skies...visions of the Milky Way & more stars than I could have ever seen close to home were awesome! I wish the observatory was...More

Thank Gail S
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kalypsogoddess88
May 4, 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% positive, but I don't think dogs are allowed. They want quiet in this park.
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Ann D
July 18, 2015|
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Response from Alice499 | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of motels, camp grounds and rental cabins all around the area. I have stayed in a variety of local motels and have been happy with the smaller ones just as well as the larger ones. If looking at a motel... More
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