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Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum

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History and Nice Hike

We stopped at the memorial on our way to the upper peninsula. A very nice recall of Father... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Wantage, New Jersey
Nice hike

There are informative boards with the history of Father Marquette. The memorial is nice with... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
Flint, Michigan
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“nice hike”(2 reviews)
The memorial chronicles the story of the 17th-century missionary-explorer, and his contributions to both the French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness.
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720 Church St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1729
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

I think other people have already covered it. If you like history, it's fine - if not, could be boring. Always weird and a little disturbing to read white European men's accounts of Native Americans, especially those of men on missions to save souls. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Lovely trails, but the memorial is a shell of a building with some posters telling you about the life and death of Father Marquette. Not my cup of tea.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

We stopped at the memorial on our way to the upper peninsula. A very nice recall of Father Marquette's contributions as a Jesuit priest and explorer. We took the hike which gives you more information about the area as well as a great view of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after crossing the bridge to get pictures. Our daughter knew the history behind Father Marquette so it was fun for her to see the memorial and tell us the story as we walked the trail. Beautiful views of the bridge and a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ellsbells810
Reviewed July 20, 2018

There are informative boards with the history of Father Marquette. The memorial is nice with benches to rest. There are several nice hiking trails.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mharroun52
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Took the time to drive to around the back country & located this gem. A walkable trail that gives insight to the settlement of the area & a few good views of the bridge. Nice place to stretch the legs after a long drive to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Took a couple of passes by to find this place. Look for the restrooms by the South end of the parking lot and follow the trail to the monument. Good for a quick stop. If you walk along the trail you will probably want some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Not only was this area pretty and provided time to get out on the trails, it provided a wonderful view of the bridge and lots of local knowledge about Father Marquette.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank maxbauet
Reviewed December 12, 2017

If you want to know more about early settlement of Michigan, this is a great place to stop. It is very well maintained and very informative.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Beautiful scenery and a nice informational display. Off the beaten track. If you are looking to take a nice walk and have time on your hands, then worth the stop. Otherwise, I would use the time for other area attractions.

Date of experience: July 2017
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