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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
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131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was exactly what you would expect when touring a big boat. Parts were pretty interesting... I really never gave much thought to what happened when the lakes froze. While one visit is enough for me, I imagine my husband will return when we visit...More

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going through this in port probably misses some of the crew experience but it is very well set up and presented. Not for the mobility impaired but a top visit for everyone to get to know the Great Lakes

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our tour aboard the Macinaw. Staff were friendly, helpful, and more than willing to show us around and answer questions. So worth the small price of admission. Don’t pass this up!

Thank Carrie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great tour! A fantastic opportunity to learn about the importance of the coast guard from WWII to relative present. The tour was informative and casual at your own pace. The staff is extremely friendly and very informative. An excellent 45 m. detour, I...More

Thank silverbolt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour rich in history. Our guide, Bill, is very informative and fun. He toured on this boat. Thanks for your service Bill.

Thank peggy l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum featuring a decommissioned boat is one of the best of it's kind I've ever seen. The history of icebreakers on the Great Lakes is amazing and the Mackinaw was the biggest and best. Not cheap, but the tickets go toward maintaining the ship...More

Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has pretty good hours and is amazing to tour. Lots of local history and easy to access. Our family spent 2 hours here and really enjoyed seeing everything on a real ice breaker.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We never knew what an icebreaker was or how important they are to commerce. The ship is well maintained and gives a window into coast guard life and how important the coast guard is. Note - we had trouble finding the entrance, maybe due to...More

Thank DGS2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since my husband is retired Coast Guard we knew we had to stop here! We were so glad we did. The tour was mostly self-guided so we could spend as much time as we wanted at most stops. The three times we ran into someone...More

Thank kEtrp709
Reviewed August 29, 2018

For all ages, the mostly self guided tour, is most informative. The special stops in the engine room are especially interesting, with several gentlemen who have served aboard the Mackinaw, telling us of its history, how it manages to break up the super thick ice,...More

Thank Richard L
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