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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
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AMAZING

EVERYONE THERE WAS SO NICE! We had the pleasure of meeting a member of the actual crew in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dispatchlms
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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This is the first time we have toured an icebreaker ship. The Mackinaw Coast Guard icebreaker was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
pasherry
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United States
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“engine room” (34 reviews)
“coast guard” (30 reviews)
“ice breaker” (21 reviews)
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131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
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"engine room"
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"coast guard"
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"ice breaker"
in 21 reviews
"self guided tour"
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"great lakes"
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"steep stairs"
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"ice breaking"
in 5 reviews
"yellow arrows"
in 4 reviews
"own pace"
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"inner workings"
in 4 reviews
"very interesting tour"
in 4 reviews
"answer questions"
in 10 reviews
"first hand"
in 3 reviews
"amazing history"
in 3 reviews
"rainy day"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
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Reviewed yesterday

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!

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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank pasherry
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Took our 6 and 11 yr olds on the tour. They enjoyed it and so did we. Very informative and you can tour the ship at your own pace. Admission was reasonable and well worth it. I would definitely recommend this

1  Thank gibsonm78
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Managerwagb83, General Manager at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We are so glad that you and the kids had fun. It really appeals to all ages. Thanks for visiting us!

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Who would have thought that a ship would be so fascinating to tour. People lived on this ship to maintain and work it. It is a must see. Still in same condition as when the crew left it. A couple people that worked this ship...More

1  Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

With it only recently coming out of service, this ship was fun because you can go to so many places and experience the areas like they just recently were. It will take lots of work to keep it up, so hopefully people continue to come...More

1  Thank BlondeValor
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This museum was something the guys in our wanted to see but as it worked out everyone on our trip really enjoyed the visit. There are arrows throughout the ship which allow for a self guided tour. We were able to watch videos all along...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Best swords the premier Coast Guard Cutter and ice breaker in the northern Michigan area. The Mackinac has been flying the Great Lakes since around World War II. It was so good at its job that they could not find a replacement phone for it...More

1  Thank Jerry S
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