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Address: 99 Arthur St # (US31, Manistee, MI 49660-1101
Phone Number: +1 231-723-3587
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This preserved Lake Michigan car ferry offers tours in the spring,and...

This preserved Lake Michigan car ferry offers tours in the spring,and summer. It doubles as a unique hotel in the summer. In October it is a haunted house. The Acacia has self-guided tours and is also available for overnight groups.

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What an experience!

If you have any sense of adventure you need to stay the night here! It's like stepping back in time to the 1940's. The details were amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kim S
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have any sense of adventure you need to stay the night here! It's like stepping back in time to the 1940's. The details were amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to do it again!

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Thank Kim S
Mt Pleasant
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I checked this out while on a drive down the west coast of Michigan. It was a very interesting tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. We also enjoyed the self-guided tour of the cutter next to this ship. Very friendly staff. One note: the tours are every hour on the hour.

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Thank raralston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay! I had the radio room and loved it! It had 3 windows with a wonderful breeze and was quite spacious. I've stayed here many times in various rooms and they are all great in their own way. The staff is very friendly and they truly want you to enjoy your stay. The city of... More 

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Thank josieinky
Michigan Center, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You seldom get to tour almost all of a restored 1931, genuine, formerly-in-service, cross-lakes railroad car ferry. You start with understanding how the box cars were secured for a safe cross-lake voyage, proceed to the engine room and its two triple-expansion steam engines, up to the public rooms and restored lounge with its beautiful wood paneling, then up to the... More 

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Thank Robert S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome tour of this great boat! I would definitely make this on your to do list while you are here. Surprisingly they offer rooms where you can stay in. It's $35 per person and you sleep where like the officers would sleep or like the assistant captains. It would be an awesome experience, I have never done... More 

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Thank Charlie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit the ship. Really interesting tour. We enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area

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Thank Andrew W
Lawrenceburg, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a major ship fanatic, our visit to the CITY OF MILWAUKEE and ACACIA was just fantastic. Being more of a passenger ship fan, the COM really knocked me over, but the ACACIA was fun as well. You're required to stay with a guide while aboard the COM, while the ACACIA is a self-guided tour. The guided tour was incredibly... More 

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Thank Linerguy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually spent 2 night sleeping on the ship. I will tell you it is definitely a Spartan experience. The quarters are relatively small but sleepable. There is no AC but there are fans in every room. There are 2 showers on the boat shared by all those staying on board. The bathrooms are fine and that is where you... More 

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Thank Stephen S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never would've thought a tour of such a ship would be intersting but it was. There are 2 ships. One if still an active one used by the Coast Guard. The other is a retired one that used to haul train boxcars back and forth across Lake Michigan before trucks became cheaper. I had no idea how dangerous it... More 

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Thank CMChang
Martinsville, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very interesting to see a part of history on great lakes ,very good tour of both ships, if you ever go to michigan on a trip be sure to stop by and take tours of both ships

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