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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-4100
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Our friends took us here and we were all pleasantly surprised. What an absolutely great park!! We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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We were pleasantly surprised by this Discovery Park. The historic operational water powered... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a functioning sawmill.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-4100

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friends took us here and we were all pleasantly surprised. What an absolutely great park!! We took the tour which included a nature hike, a walk across a wilderness bridge, and zip lining. Our tour guide was very nice and quite knowledgeable. Afterwards we...More

Thank Stoeck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by this Discovery Park. The historic operational water powered sawmill tour by a very knowledgeable guide was educational, interesting and informative. They also have historically recreated log homes of the era, hiking trails, nature talks, zip line and children's play area.

Thank arthuro272
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day spent here exploring and learning. Even my husband and I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Great place to take the kids! Only 7 minutes south of Mackinaw City.

Thank BlackKat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was great! I can't say enough about the staff. The guide for the Adventure Tour and the demonstrator at the saw mill were friendly, knowledgeable, and fun! The grounds were immaculate, the hikes easy and beautiful. We will be back!!

Thank SandyBeach4Me
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to see the water powered sawmill. It is very interesting plus the guide is very knowledgeable.. It is amazing how the mill was built and how it operates. He will saw a board from a timber for your amazement. Trails and zipline for...More

Thank EStLouiesmokey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our large family group came here to do the zip line and climbing wall. We enjoyed both! We also were pleasantly surprised by the old log mill demonstration that was very informative both of the old way things were done then on to the demonstration...More

1  Thank Sonworshipper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cable bridge, zip line, and climbing wall were cool but the sawmill is the star of the show. Staff is excellent with engaging routine. Tower view of straits is impressive.

Thank K_Family1115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent history lesson.Great museum and on site demon and lecture on the actual log to finish of milling. Beautiful park with lots of trails for all levels of hiker

Thank scarlett m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Park....had no intention of zip lining but it was a blast. Didn't enjoy the bridge to get there but the guide was very knowledgeable and made everyone feel at ease with everything. The sawmill was very interesting...I highly recommend visiting. It's a nice change...More

1  Thank hesselnut
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Fun place to explore. See how the sawmill works. Also doing the adventure tour is great fun. Canopy walk, rock wall and zip line is the highlight. Not too pricy. $9 adults to get in and another $9 to do the adventure tour. Not bad.

1  Thank ReneeA35
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8 August 2017|
Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There is no age minimum, but there are height and weight requirements for the Adventure Tour. All riders must be at least 4' tall and weigh between 50-250 pounds. I hope this helps - thank you!
5 August 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
The Adventure Tour is a separate ticket from general admission, and is $9.00 per person. It is a guided tour that includes a trip over the Forest Canopy Bridge, a ride down the 425' Eagles Flight Zip Line, and a climb up the... More
Kara W
19 March 2017|
Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Hi Kara, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park does not open for the 2017 season until May 1. We hope to see you then!