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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

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Address: 131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
Phone Number: +1 231-436-9825
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A True Treasure

We toured this remarkable ship and were lucky to have a former crew member speak to us in the engine room. He talked about the greatness of this ship and why it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Char1144
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We toured this remarkable ship and were lucky to have a former crew member speak to us in the engine room. He talked about the greatness of this ship and why it was decommissioned. The new ship located in Cheboygan does NOT begin to compare to this wonderful tribute to man;s ingenuity. It is a self guided tour very well... More 

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Lowell, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This ship was a great visit. Lots to learn about the coast guards history. It helps one understand just what goes into what it takes to help the shipping Industry in the Great Lakes. It was a lot of fon to basically have the run of the ship. We would go back again.

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Bedford, Indiana
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to check out the Icebreaker on the last day of our vacation. We loved the self guided tour. The staff was very friendly and eager to answer any questions we had. We spent about two hours going along all the different areas of thr ship. We also liked the amount of videos they had explaining different things about... More 

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A Must See. Admission price was $5 each. It is a self guided tour with staff to answer questions. Great History lesson

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I really appreciate what they did with this ship. It is not a 'guided tour' so to speak but they have guides around that will tell you more about the ship in certain areas. The guide in the engine room was amazing. Being a retired Navy officer that I believe served on this ship he was very knowledgeable, friendly, and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very much enjoyed the tour of the ship. It was very interesting to see the size of the ship and all of the interior spaces in the vessel.

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Caro, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Was here two years ago and decided that we needed to stop and see this wonderful vessel once again. The last time we were here it was raining so we didn't get to enjoy much of the ship, so this time it was a nice warm and sunny day. Got to see what life was really like living on a... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a amazing history stop. The impact this ship had on World war 2. Almost like a secret weapon. The brave men who served in such harsh conditions. American spirit at its best.

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1 Thank D L
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51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A real education when it comes to ice-breakers. Was $11.00 per adult for the self guided tour. A few people who really knew their stuff were on board to answer questions. NEver been in the bottom of a ship so was pretty interesting. Takes about an hour... felt it was worth the time. No RV parking there... parked down the... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My father was actually stationed on this icebreaker for a while and it was interesting to see where he was. This is a self-paced tour with a lot of interesting Coast Guard history and items. Was able to speak with one of the volunteers who served when my dad did. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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