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Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum

720 Church St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1729
+1 906-643-8620
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Learn more about a key part of Michigan history in a beautiful setting

If you want to know more about early settlement of Michigan, this is a great place to stop. It is... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Good if you are looking for a walk

Beautiful scenery and a nice informational display. Off the beaten track. If you are looking to... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Battle Creek, Michigan
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The memorial chronicles the story of the 17th-century missionary-explorer, and his contributions to both the French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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720 Church St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1729
+1 906-643-8620
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

If you want to know more about early settlement of Michigan, this is a great place to stop. It is very well maintained and very informative.

Thank HyattHilton
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Beautiful scenery and a nice informational display. Off the beaten track. If you are looking to take a nice walk and have time on your hands, then worth the stop. Otherwise, I would use the time for other area attractions.

Thank marybT5775QN
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Father Marquette was one of the first Christian missionaries in the area c1673 and he paved the way for others to come. His work with the various indigenous people of the area earned him great respect.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We learned a lot about someone whom we knew very little. He was a French missionary and was sent to oversee French territory. Interacted with Native tribes and explored all over by canoe, even a lot of the Mississippi River. The park is near I-75,...More

Thank D&H Travels
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were camping and seen that this National Memorial was near by. It has plaques with different information about Father Marquette and a huge map for a floor to get a view of the area that Father Marquette traveled. It was a very good history...More

Thank Denny T
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This tourist attraction is a little difficult to describe. Let's start with Father Marquette. He grew up in France and became a missionary. Marquette was assigned to the New World, stationed in Quebec starting in the 1660s. French influence extended all the way down to...More

Thank BBailey182
Reviewed 14 July 2017

There's not much to see here-- a relatively simple structure and some text-based exhibits. It's super close to the I-75 approach to the Mackinac Bridge so traffic noise is inescapable. There is a good view of the bridge if you walk in a bit farther,...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The walking trails have great educational signage along them perfect for children and adults. The trails also have multiple bridge observation points the park offers ample parking and clean bathrooms.

1  Thank gregoryg92
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Make sure you come before the season is over or everything will be closed . Was able to look at part of the Memorial , but not all of it

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 18 September 2016

There isn't a lot to see, but it's worth a stop. You'll find Father Marquette tributes and info in several places in and around Mackinac Island.

Thank SpringFaith74
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