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S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia

99 Arthur St # (US31, Manistee, MI 49660-1101
+1 231-723-3587
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History On The Water

This place is haunted for Halloween and a lot of fun. Cool place to tour and learn about the... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
The Lumberjack I
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The history that is in the two ships is outstanding and to see in the SS Milwaukee How people... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
duane17
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Manistee, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great lakes” (13 reviews)
“rail cars” (4 reviews)
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99 Arthur St # (US31, Manistee, MI 49660-1101
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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.

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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

Thank duane17
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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

Thank arthuro272
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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

Thank Yanyan X
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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.

Thank willd122
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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

Thank kpockrandt
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Toured the boat/ship on May 26th. Tour guide knew the ship inside and out, including many obscure details, The ship is in very good presentable condition, looking like it could steam out of the harbor tomorrow if loaded with coal. The tour covered almost all...More

1  Thank lcar4000
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Visited the COM last year to tour the ship and had a great time. This year we decided to overnight on board. In a word, fantastic. There were three of us...my wife and I stayed in what they bill as the "honeymoon suite", and our...More

1  Thank Linerguy
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We took the thirty minute tour of the boat...The tour guide was knowledgeable. The boat if very large, lots of ladders and stairs. It was a nice way to spend about an hour. There are two boats right next to each other. They throw the...More

1  Thank elizabethw001
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

It was a fun excursion To imagine when this boat was in its glory. The many that believed it to be a gem of the lake. The work people have put into restoration is really an act of their love of the ship And the...More

1  Thank duane17
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