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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
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Finally made it!

We have been wanting to make this visit and finally we were able to fit it in. It's a self guided... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Davidamy617
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Novi, Michigan
An explorers delight

First, I'd like to make it clear that it is my impression that this ship was rescued by those who... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
GeekInTheD
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Detroit
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  • Average3%
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“engine room” (34 reviews)
“coast guard” (30 reviews)
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131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
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"engine room"
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"self guided tour"
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"great lakes"
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"steep stairs"
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"ice breaking"
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"yellow arrows"
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"own pace"
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"inner workings"
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"very interesting tour"
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"answer questions"
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"first hand"
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"amazing history"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We have been wanting to make this visit and finally we were able to fit it in. It's a self guided tour. Wear flat shoes, as there are a lot of ladders to climb up and down. If you don't like steps, ladders, or narrow...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

First, I'd like to make it clear that it is my impression that this ship was rescued by those who loved her and wanted to share her amazing history with others. I don't really know for sure, but the fact that it is staffed with...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Took our 6 and 11 yr olds on the tour. They enjoyed it and so did we. Very informative and you can tour the ship at your own pace. Admission was reasonable and well worth it. I would definitely recommend this

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Managerwagb83, General Manager at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We are so glad that you and the kids had fun. It really appeals to all ages. Thanks for visiting us!

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Who would have thought that a ship would be so fascinating to tour. People lived on this ship to maintain and work it. It is a must see. Still in same condition as when the crew left it. A couple people that worked this ship...More

Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

With it only recently coming out of service, this ship was fun because you can go to so many places and experience the areas like they just recently were. It will take lots of work to keep it up, so hopefully people continue to come...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This museum was something the guys in our wanted to see but as it worked out everyone on our trip really enjoyed the visit. There are arrows throughout the ship which allow for a self guided tour. We were able to watch videos all along...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Best swords the premier Coast Guard Cutter and ice breaker in the northern Michigan area. The Mackinac has been flying the Great Lakes since around World War II. It was so good at its job that they could not find a replacement phone for it...More

Thank Jerry S
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

*$11/adult *Closes at 700pm (last in at 615pm) *Suggested to wear closed toed shoes. Must be able to climb up & down steep ladders. *Approx. an hour *Self guided; staff available for questions I love history & this was a such a pleasant added tour...More

Thank Noy B
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Managerwagb83, General Manager at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

So glad that you enjoyed the tour! We are all very proud to be able to tell the story of the great ship and her crew.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We loved it. Lots of good information and history, great staff and lots of knowledge. Huge boat, very cool to get hands on with boats you usually see on the news or read about. A must see

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We found this tour very interesting and really learned a lot about life on a ship and the function of a ice breaker on the great lakes

Thank Gary K
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