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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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Quite interesting

Take the time to go through this. We got to hear first hand from a retired gentleman who was on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ksmbkm
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Toledo, Ohio
Worth the time and money

I feel you should make the effort to tour this ship. Very nice folks to explain ice breaking and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
RobertSummers
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Colleyville
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“engine room” (36 reviews)
“coast guard” (32 reviews)
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131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
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+1 231-436-9825
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"engine room"
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"coast guard"
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"self guided tour"
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"ice breaker"
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"great lakes"
in 43 reviews
"own pace"
in 11 reviews
"steep stairs"
in 10 reviews
"ice breaking"
in 5 reviews
"yellow arrows"
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"during wwii"
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"year olds"
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"inner workings"
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"answer questions"
in 10 reviews
"very interesting tour"
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"amazing history"
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"first hand"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed yesterday

Take the time to go through this. We got to hear first hand from a retired gentleman who was on the ship when in business. Quite the ship.

Thank ksmbkm
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I feel you should make the effort to tour this ship. Very nice folks to explain ice breaking and give you a kickoff to a self tour. Give this ship a bit of your time,

Thank RobertSummers
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bill was awesome and our Boy Scout troop found this activity fun and interesting! Loved spending the night on the boat though it was hot. Cool experience for our scouts!

1  Thank shanann2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting self guided tour. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and informative. It was nice to be able to take your time and look at everything at your own pace. Be prepared to climb some steep ladder type stairs, especially when taking small children!...More

Thank Robin G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Self guided tour on a decommissioned icebreaker. Plenty of history to learn, and you get to see the kitchen, where the coast guard officers slept, office areas, engine room, etc. Knowledgeable, former coast guards are on hand to offer inside stories and insight. If you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

EVERYONE THERE WAS SO NICE! We had the pleasure of meeting a member of the actual crew in the engine room who was awesome knowable funny. He shared stories and answered all of our questions just amazing. Again thank you for your service!

Thank dispatchlms
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time we have toured an icebreaker ship. The Mackinaw Coast Guard icebreaker was built in 1944 for the purpose of keeping the shipping lanes in the Great Lakes open during winter. It was decommissioned in 2006. Admission is $11pp, $6 age...More

1  Thank pasherry
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We stumbled upon this attraction by accident and we were so glad that we did! My son and I had never been on a ship before and it was an incredibly interesting experience. Intriguing to catch a glimpse of what it was like for the...More

Thank Mamabird76
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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

1  Thank Davidamy617
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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

1  Thank GeekInTheD
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