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“Awesome experience”

Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence
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Caro, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Don't pass this experience up! Get to walk through most of the ship, watch some videos and ask questions.

Visited September 2012
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Beulah, Michigan
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We enjoyed our visit here learning about the Coast Guard and the ice breaking they do. The ship is well kept, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Kids really enjoy this!

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Jim A
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Omaha, Nebraska
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111 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Closed for Private Party”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Tried to visit the museum. Told the entire ship was closed due to a private party. Really, the entire ship? We were disappointed and couldn't return later due to a flight.

Visited August 2012
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Managerwagb83, General Manager at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., responded to this review, October 29, 2012
First, let me thank you for choosing to visit the ship.

On the particular day mentioned in your review, we did open a few hours late to accomodate the morning retirement ceremony of a United States Coast Guardsman who served honorably for 22 years, a few of which were on the Mackinaw WAGB83.

We support all service-members and appreciate their sacrifice. We felt it only fitting to respect and honor this gentleman's service by allowing him, his family and fellow sailors to enjoy this important ceremony in a proper manner. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event for him. We were proud to honor his service and provide a special venue for the occasion.

Signage was posted days before the ceremony but know that not all visitors would know of the change.We hope that you will include a tour aboard the ship the next time you are in Mackinaw City.
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Museum and Great History”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Liked the whole experience nothing to dislike...Showed the history of ice breakers and the history of this vessel had the our of the entire ship well worth the time and money

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Scott A
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Washington, DC
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful piece of Great Lakes maritime history!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We made a special trip to Mackinaw City just to see the Icebreaker Mackinaw. After her many years of service on the Great Lakes, it was a real thrill to walk through her and get a feel for how she worked and what her crew's experiences would have been. The details are well-presented and the staff is knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

Visited June 2012
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Thank katydog
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