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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

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Address: 131 S Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 231 436 9825
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Fascinating bit of history

My hubby loves boats... and planes, cars, trains... you get the picture. Me, not so much, but I love him and indulge his appreciation of all things mechanical. I assumed this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
HappyMomma5
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My hubby loves boats... and planes, cars, trains... you get the picture. Me, not so much, but I love him and indulge his appreciation of all things mechanical. I assumed this would be another yawner, but it was very interesting. I think what makes it extra special is that, even though it is a self-guided walking (and climbing many steps)... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see!! We learned so much and enjoyed the self-guided tour of the ship. The teens did an icebreaker scavenger hunt page and it helped us to stop and read things which helps learn and remember what one learns. The people working that day were very nice and helpful. We enjoyed looking around the gift shop. There weren't too... More 

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Thank RG4957
Chesterfield, Michigan
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67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is self guided and really interesting. Enjoyed being able to try on the clothes boots, hats that the sailors wore. Kids liked the scavenger hunt.

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Thank April V
Fort Wayne, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do activity if you are in the area. It is incredible and interesting and a great place to learn about the boat.

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Thank Tee98
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our elementary school aged children along with my parents on this tour while staying in Mackinaw City. It was educational and enjoyable for all ages. The highlight was talking with tourguide Bill, who was an engineer on the ship when it was in service. We recommend a visit here!

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Thank WorkingMommy8
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend an hour or two touring this old icebreaker. Some of the old crew are onboard to explain how life was on this ship during its time in active service. Well worth the visit!

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Thank Robert W
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had had a wonderful time here. we met one of the crew that was on this vessel during the Vietnam war. it was truly nice exhibit .

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Thank timothy f
Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They give kids a quest to find answers aboard which made it really interesting for them. Having never been aboard a working coast guard vessel before it was an experience just going up the ladders.

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Thank Sunset37001
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids to see the Icebreaker and wasn't sure how they'd do . . . it was so amazing that it kept their attention the entire time;). Lots of educational information in a fun scavenger hunt!

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Thank Kali M
Flint, Michigan
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for maritime enthusiasts, or history buffs. This proud ship has a highly respected past which you will learn all about on your semi self guided tour. She was a very important ship during WW2, and for that alone, this is a must see. If you are a Michigander, she will make you feel very proud of her... More 

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