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Mackinac Bridge Museum

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Address: 231 Central Ave., Mackinaw City, MI
Phone Number:
+1 231-436-5534

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Dated but Fascinating

This free museum is above the Mama Mia's Pizza shop. The video is very dated but tells all about how the bridge was built back in the 50s. Pretty amazing! Plus there are lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim B
Akron, Pennsylvania
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Akron, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This free museum is above the Mama Mia's Pizza shop. The video is very dated but tells all about how the bridge was built back in the 50s. Pretty amazing! Plus there are lots of artifacts from the people who worked on the bridge.

Thank Kim B
Merrill, Michigan
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Nice and interesting information. Could use an update. The area was kind of small. However, they did have some very interesting photos and facts.

Thank Happybambi2
Portland, Oregon
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253 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

You go through a restaurant and then up the stairs to visit the museum. There is a lot of memorabilia throughout the entire museum. You can browse through the rooms and find all kinds of interesting artifacts!

Thank 5nn
South Lyon, Michigan
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

There is a movie which has actual footage of the bridge being built. There are artifacts galore from the employees which were really there at the time. Best of all, it's free!

Thank mdklik80
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The museum is upstairs of a great restaurant and is free to anyone without any supervision- just come and go as you please. Lots of interesting information and artifacts from the bridge construction.

Thank waynevern2016
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We walked to the Shepler's Ferry Service from Deer Head Inn. The ferry to us out to the Mackinac Bridge so when could view the bridge up close. The ferry took us to Mackinac Island. The ride only took about 15 minutes

Thank Arlis S
Lake City, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It's good, it's free, I just wish it had a little more organization. But again, it is good and it is free!

Thank thetheaterdante
Lenoir City
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65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a very interesting museum with lots of stories about when the bridge was built and the stories of the men who worked on it. They have a few videos to see also. By the way, it is free. Some people in town don't even know where it is, but it is upstairs over a Pizza Restaurant on the... More 

Thank Jasper M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This little free museum is a great place for kids and adults. It has a great short movie showing the building of the bridge. I say take a break from shopping and go upstairs and see some history and engineering.

Thank Emily S
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The first time ever visiting the museum and it was well worth the trip. Such an amazing accomplishment without computers and calculators. A project that came in under budget and on time...hard to say that these days.

Thank TheWolfTC

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