We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
Phone Number: 231 436 9825
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 230 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Icebreaker tour was great

Very much enjoyed the tour of the ship. It was very interesting to see the size of the ship and all of the interior spaces in the vessel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kevin W
Add Photo Write a Review

230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 230: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very much enjoyed the tour of the ship. It was very interesting to see the size of the ship and all of the interior spaces in the vessel.

Helpful?
Thank Kevin W
Caro, Michigan
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here two years ago and decided that we needed to stop and see this wonderful vessel once again. The last time we were here it was raining so we didn't get to enjoy much of the ship, so this time it was a nice warm and sunny day. Got to see what life was really like living on a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Erika C
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a amazing history stop. The impact this ship had on World war 2. Almost like a secret weapon. The brave men who served in such harsh conditions. American spirit at its best.

Helpful?
1 Thank D L
Level Contributor
51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real education when it comes to ice-breakers. Was $11.00 per adult for the self guided tour. A few people who really knew their stuff were on board to answer questions. NEver been in the bottom of a ship so was pretty interesting. Takes about an hour... felt it was worth the time. No RV parking there... parked down the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Donna8080
Wausau, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My father was actually stationed on this icebreaker for a while and it was interesting to see where he was. This is a self-paced tour with a lot of interesting Coast Guard history and items. Was able to speak with one of the volunteers who served when my dad did. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Helpful?
1 Thank SamK2
Level Contributor
83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an impressive ship! The Mighty Mac was the greatest icebreaker ever to cruise the Great Lakes and as soon as you see it you will have to agree. I remember when it was still in use and had the pleasure to tour it when it was still in active service. Even now, as a museum ship it still amazes... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Steve E
Southington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually humor our husbands by going to these attractions, but the wives actually enjoy the displays and the history of this ship. It is not your average ship tour.

Helpful?
1 Thank travelzoom2016
Christiansburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
565 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent about 2 hours on a self guided tour of the ice breaker. Very well laid out with interesting exhibits about shipping, ice breakers, the Great Lakes, etc. there are volunteer guides spotted through the ship to answer questions.

Helpful?
Thank Ernie B
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
245 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's face it - how many times have you been on a real icebreaker? It was a first for me, and a blast. Informative and very, very interesting. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank CJ5687
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The old Mackinaw is well preserved and has a nice group of knowledgeable volunteers to show guests around. It's a must-see attraction in the Mackinac Straits area.

Helpful?
Thank waynevern2016

Travelers who viewed Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. also viewed

Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County
Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County
 
Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County
Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County
 

Been to Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?