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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
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131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Very educational. They have a lot of videos to watch and things to read, not easy to keep young childrens attention. Many ladder steps so be prepared.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Terry O
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We had a very pleasant self-guided tour of the ship. The essential areas of the ship are all included. The larger areas have videos playing of the icebreaker in action. Former Coast Guard servicemen are walking around to answer questions or to tell a story...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank christophers258
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

It was exactly what you would expect when touring a big boat. Parts were pretty interesting... I really never gave much thought to what happened when the lakes froze. While one visit is enough for me, I imagine my husband will return when we visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank angiem498
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Going through this in port probably misses some of the crew experience but it is very well set up and presented. Not for the mobility impaired but a top visit for everyone to get to know the Great Lakes

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Eric B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We absolutely loved our tour aboard the Macinaw. Staff were friendly, helpful, and more than willing to show us around and answer questions. So worth the small price of admission. Don’t pass this up!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C4rr1e
Reviewed 29 September 2018

What a great tour! A fantastic opportunity to learn about the importance of the coast guard from WWII to relative present. The tour was informative and casual at your own pace. The staff is extremely friendly and very informative. An excellent 45 m. detour, I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank silverbolt
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Great tour rich in history. Our guide, Bill, is very informative and fun. He toured on this boat. Thanks for your service Bill.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peggy l
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This museum featuring a decommissioned boat is one of the best of it's kind I've ever seen. The history of icebreakers on the Great Lakes is amazing and the Mackinaw was the biggest and best. Not cheap, but the tickets go toward maintaining the ship...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This has pretty good hours and is amazing to tour. Lots of local history and easy to access. Our family spent 2 hours here and really enjoyed seeing everything on a real ice breaker.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scottymom01
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We never knew what an icebreaker was or how important they are to commerce. The ship is well maintained and gives a window into coast guard life and how important the coast guard is. Note - we had trouble finding the entrance, maybe due to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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