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First time here and they turn it into a haunted ship. We took a group of 8 early october, it was a... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Oodnil
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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My father-in-law was stationed aboard the Acacia. It was well worth the drive from Cleveland, OH... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
colleenkase
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Euclid, Ohio
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This preserved Lake Michigan car ferry offers tours in the spring,and summer. It doubles as a unique hotel in the summer. In October it is a haunted house. The Acacia has self-guided tours and is also available for overnight groups.
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99 Arthur St # (US31, Manistee, MI 49660-1101
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

First time here and they turn it into a haunted ship. We took a group of 8 early october, it was a lot of fun. The line wasn't too long, I heard it gets longer closer to Halloween. This was a fun trip now I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Oodnil
Reviewed 9 September 2018

My father-in-law was stationed aboard the Acacia. It was well worth the drive from Cleveland, OH for a visit. We spent the night on the Milwaukee. I would recommend adding this adventure to your bucket list. The Milwaukee is 87 years old and well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Robert S, Board President at S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for the kind words. It is always a treat for the staff to meet with former crew or their descendants of either ship. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

This was extrememly interesting and to learn more of the importance of rail car ferries was fasinating for those that like history and a better understanding of the area, it's early industries, and mode of transportation. It is remarkable to have this and to tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We happened to see this listed in one of the local news flyers that are available in the stores and restaurants in Manistee. We decided it would be fun to walk through. The tour guide was so knowledgeable about the boat and any questions asked....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kara H, social media publicity at S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed 26 March 2018

This place is haunted for Halloween and a lot of fun. Cool place to tour and learn about the history of the Great Lakes and boating.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Kara H, Public Relations Manager at S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks for your support!

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The history that is in the two ships is outstanding and to see in the SS Milwaukee How people thought of a berth is amazing Most people today would not even consider being in one. The Acacia is a CoastGuard ship with a rich history...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank duane17
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The tour was given by a very knowledgeable guide named Josh. We were able to see the whole ship from stern to stem and bottom to top. Josh was able to answer all questions about the ship and other car ferries built for C&O. Also,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank arthuro272
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Me and friends had North Country Race on the weekend and we saw this place on the travel advisor and decided to give it a try. We booked room for Bad&Breakfast. The ship was maintained pretty well, public shower room were kept clean so bathroom...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Pretty cool to see both vessel in the current states. The narratedtour of the City of Milwaukee was very cool and the Acacia is self guided.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We drove by and seen this big ship, so we had time and found ourselves a very interesting experience. This was a very informative and eye opening adventure. Tour guide was awesome and answered all of our questions thoroughly. I would recommend this tour for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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