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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise
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Mackinac Bridge History Cruise

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View one of the world's largest suspension bridges from a unique vantage point on a boat tour from Mackinac Island. The short cruise covers more than 100 years of history through illumining live narration on Native American folklore, local shipwrecks, and the history of the 5-mile bridge. Along the way, pass by famous landmarks including Old Mackinac Point Light and Fort Michilimackinac.
$25.78 per adult
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Karen W wrote a review Sep 2019
Kalamazoo, Michigan108 contributions28 helpful votes
I have been traveling to the Machinac Straits area for over 60 years and never stopped at the Ft de Baude museum because from the outside it looks like a typical tourist RIP-off, BUT discovered it was far from that. It is a lovely museum with lots of very interesting artifacts. I had never heard of Ft deBaude but discover it was quit the thing for several years. Had lots of Native American stuff. But the most impressive part was the room dedicated to lithographs of Native Americans who visited Washington DC in the 1860s. It was spectacular. All in all, it was a wonderful surprise and I hope to visit again.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Beth E wrote a review Aug 2019
Saint Ignace, Michigan85 contributions27 helpful votes
It is still on the small side but I was surprised by the different types of artifacts they had. We were probably there an hour or two but we like to read and such. It is a free event so even if you go for a quick visit it is worth it.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Megan Lartey wrote a review Jul 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Although the exterior didn't give much away, we found the exhibits inside to be thoughtful and well put-together. We particularly appreciated the sensitive coverage of both Native American and European history of the area. There are some activities geared for children (hands-on), but also quite a bit of written information for older history lovers. Thanks to the informative nature of the exhibits, we ended up spending almost 1.5 hours here. It's well worth your time!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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michaelrC6360SK wrote a review Nov 2018
The Villages, Florida51 contributions44 helpful votes
Located on main street in St. Ignace, it is much larger than it seems. It is free to see the exhibits. They do have a donation box and recommend a gift of $5.00 but it's not required. They had several displays of WWI uniforms and artifacts from a local colonel though the main focus of the museum is the local area from the stone age through European settlement. Lots of Indian artifacts and portraits of Indian Chiefs. Most interesting to me was the large painting on the wall of one of the rooms which shows an allegorical representation of the corn (maize) goddess. Very unique. (although why is the corn goddess portrayed as a white woman.?)
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Date of experience: October 2018
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RiverSong87 wrote a review Oct 2018
Lake City, Michigan28 contributions5 helpful votes
We check the website and trip advisor to see if the fort would be open, and according to both it would be open today. We get to the fort and there is a sign on the window saying fort has closed for the season. We were very disappointed.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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