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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
+1 231-436-9825
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This museum was something the guys in our wanted to see but as it worked out everyone on our trip... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Don't miss your chance to step onto a part of Great Lakes history with the Mighty Mac

Best swords the premier Coast Guard Cutter and ice breaker in the northern Michigan area. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jerry S
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131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
+1 231-436-9825
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago

*$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
Managerwagb83, General Manager at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Tenzo G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was great, but they need to warn people ahead of time that you will need to climb up and down very narrow ladders. It is not for anyone with any knee or back problems

Thank elizabethmR380PJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting tour. Self guided at your own pace. Stairs are challenging but overall well worth checking out. talked for a while with a man in the engine room of the ship that had served on the ship. Very interesting.

Thank samson3152
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my wife and 1yr old son. Very difficult with ladders, but all has had a great time. Very informative, everyone was friendly, clean. Take about an hour. Could use some minor repairs. It was fun and I would recommend to friends.

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Mackinaw Icebreaker is not only a retired Coast Guard ,Great Lake service ship, but she is an important part of US maritime history. The ship was in service from 1944, during the height of WWII ,to the time it was decommissioned in 2005. The...More

Thank trojans
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Having seen the museum from afar the past few times we have been at the straits, we decided that we wanted to see the icebreaker up close and personal this trip. It was totally worth it. The cost is more than reasonable and the ship...More

Thank Steven R
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