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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Ranked #1 of 6 Museums in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very interesting to see! My family & I enjoyed it very much. The curators were very helpful & answered our every question. We took abut an hour an a half to do the self guided tour.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I went as it was something my husband was interested in. I have to admit it was far more interesting than I thought it would be.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

the boat tour was cool. when you have a child with you, they get a piece of paper to find the answer to the questions that they ask you. it was fun for all ages. When the tour is complete she handed it in and got some neat things.

Thank jami d
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Managerwagb83, General Manager at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2013

We're glad that you liked the Scavenger Hunt - it has been a real hit with everyone this year. It is fun and educational for the entire family. Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I feel bad giving this a 3. We were excited to see what this place was all about and take a look at a real ship because I'm not sure when that opportunity will come up again. But, this ended up not being what we expected. We were thinking it would be a museum, and it was in a way. But really you just end up walking around the ship. There was a docent in the engine room, but we know nothing about engines so the information when right over our heads. It ended taking us about a hour to tour the whole thing, with lots of ladders and very steep stairs. I can't say it was a complete waste of time, but didn't hold our interest. (woman age 35, daughter age 11).

Thank Lisa T
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Managerwagb83, Manager at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thank you for including the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum in your activities while in Mackinaw City. The ship museum is a decommissioned ship that has been intentionally left very close to what it would be like if you were to come aboard it while it was still active. The nature of this ship is indeed narrow passageways and steep stairs. Sadly, they build ships for their USCG purpose and not for our future tour use. It is a little challenging yet many find it part of the appeal.

From the berthing area, galley, mess deck, sick bay, Captain's Quarters, pilothouse and more, we strive to make the tour appealing to as many as possible. Unfortunately, we fell short of being a venue that met your expectations. Though with the awarding of our recent Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence", we have to many others.

Thank you for bringing your comments to our attention. We continue to work at making this an enjoyable and informative experience.

Lisa Pallagi
General Manager

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

A well maintained ship with very knowledgeable people. A lot of interesting information about the ship's mechanics, it's innovation, and it's function.
A remarkable exhibit!

1  Thank Greg L
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