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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
+1 231-436-9825
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Really Interesting For Kids

We took 22 4th, 5th & 6th graders aboard for this tour and the kids LOVED it! (The adults did... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liz B
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Northern Michigan
Very interesting

We visited on a wet day and it was excellent. You get to climb all through the ship and see what... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Macdariens
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  • Average3%
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131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took 22 4th, 5th & 6th graders aboard for this tour and the kids LOVED it! (The adults did, too.) We got to go all through the ship, learn about ice breaking on the Great Lakes, ham radio, and what life was like aboard...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a wet day and it was excellent. You get to climb all through the ship and see what it was like when it was decommissioned. The volunteers on board are very knowledgeable about so many facets of the ship and it operation....More

Thank Macdariens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step aboard a beautiful old ship and have a self-guided tour of various parts of the ship. I would say you get to see the majority of the ship. It's really interesting and informative, and inexpensive. We got to tour around the ship and we...More

Thank jmelo4pres
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

I decided to visit the icebreaker in between customers, let me disclose first, I'm from Florida and it was freezing to me, mid forties in late April! The name of the vessel fit the weather. Make sure you bring plenty of layers on the icebreaker,...More

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Loved the entire boat and being able to descend into the engine room. Staff was friendly and helpful. My biggest issue was the terrible swarms of bugs around the ship. They weren't the biting kind but you literally couldn't breathe without inhaling a lungful of...More

Thank Laura B
Managerwagb83, General Manager at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2017

Thank you, Laura, for taking the time to review our ship tour. We sure do have a problem in the early summer as does the shoreline of all of our area including Cheboygan, Mackinac Island and St. Ignace. They are called "midges" and as you...More

Reviewed October 20, 2016

We toured this remarkable ship and were lucky to have a former crew member speak to us in the engine room. He talked about the greatness of this ship and why it was decommissioned. The new ship located in Cheboygan does NOT begin to compare...More

Thank Char1144
Reviewed October 15, 2016

This ship was a great visit. Lots to learn about the coast guards history. It helps one understand just what goes into what it takes to help the shipping Industry in the Great Lakes. It was a lot of fon to basically have the run...More

Thank ed h
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We decided to check out the Icebreaker on the last day of our vacation. We loved the self guided tour. The staff was very friendly and eager to answer any questions we had. We spent about two hours going along all the different areas of...More

Thank Kara E
Reviewed September 30, 2016

A Must See. Admission price was $5 each. It is a self guided tour with staff to answer questions. Great History lesson

Thank PMerritt
Reviewed September 30, 2016

I really appreciate what they did with this ship. It is not a 'guided tour' so to speak but they have guides around that will tell you more about the ship in certain areas. The guide in the engine room was amazing. Being a retired...More

Thank themac2000
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