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Museum of Ojibwa Culture

500 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1429
+1 906-643-9161
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This is a wonderful museum. You not only get to experience a part of the past but can see how it... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Catherine Y
Wonder presentation of Ojibwa history

Stopped in on a whim and stayed an hour. The exhibits were thoughtfully organized both inside and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Leonard T
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Cleveland, Ohio
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At this National Historic Landmark, visitors can learn about 17th century St. Ignace: the Ojibwa who formed the population, the Huron refugees and the French who established the area as the center of fur trade. Check out our award winning Clan Park, the beautiful new Sculpture Park and our Longhouse on our grounds. Also visit Father Marquettes burial site in our Marquette Mission Park. Admission is by donation. Must be seen to be believed! Amazing!
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  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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500 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1429
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a wonderful museum. You not only get to experience a part of the past but can see how it is affecting the future. It is a great place to spend with kids and to learn more about Michigan's history.More

1  Thank Catherine Y
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Catherine, Thank you for the 5 star ratiing! We are so glad you got to visit and experience the hsitory of our area. We do enjoy seeing the children enjoy the museum also along with their family. Please come back. Judy Bonello Museum of...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Stopped in on a whim and stayed an hour. The exhibits were thoughtfully organized both inside and outside. The video on canoe building most interested meMore

Thank Leonard T
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Der Leonard, Thank you for visiting our Museum. We are happy you enjoyed yourself and got to see also the outside park sculptures, long house, etc. We see you were able to see the Earls Canoe video....isnt it something?! Thanks again Leonard. Judy Bonello Museum...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

When we arrived, we were greeted by the young man doing the upkeep to the grounds. I apologize but I didn't get his name, He was so welcoming and answered all our questions about the various plants and flowers. What am amazing amount of work...More

1  Thank Ann_af0706
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Ann, Thank you so much for the wonderful review of your recent visit to our Museum. The young man who you spoke with would have been Francie Wyers husband, Tom Wyers. We are so proud of both of these two who have a passion...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Good information and art. Some nice archeological objects from the site. Children enjoyed the teepee. Also the final resting place of Father Marquette.

1  Thank donnakitten45
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Donna, Thank you for your 5 star review. We see you enjoyed the artifacts and we are glad the children enjoyed our new Childrens area. Please come again. Judy Bonello Museum of Ojibwa Culture St.Ignace, Mi.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Quick stop in the evening as we were passing by. Nice gift shop with Native American made items as well as interactive area and artifacts. Interesting to my 9 year old granddaughter as she had required the stop. Nice ground with beautiful gardens

Thank absolutely42746
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear 42746, Thanks so much for visiting our Museum. A thank you to your granddaughter who wanted you to stop! Glad you all enjoyed yourselves both inside and on our lovely grounds. Thanks again. Judy Bonello Museum of Ojibwa Culture St. Ignace, Mi.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

They have items for sale that the Ojibwa culture have handmade. Some items are pricey . Interesting history and pictures and sad about how the children were taken away from their parents by the missionaries so they could indoctrinate them as white people dress and...More

1  Thank figgle0907
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear figgle, Thank you so much for stopping at our Museum recently. Yes, all the handmade items in our shoppe are Native made and unlike other tourist places, we are the genuine deal. Our 'Unlocking the silence' wall is something that people walk away from...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

For a little tourist town this is a nice stop. Educational and friendly staff. If you're in town it's worth a stop.More

1  Thank ghwrobleski
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Dear ghwrobleski, We are so glad you stopped by our Museum. I will make sure our staff knows that they are appreciated. We have a great group who work hard to make our visitors feel welcome. Thanks again for the great review! Judy Bonello Museum...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Spacious grounds offer lots of room for kids to play, and they can explore a tipi and longhouse. Very knowledgeable and kind staff. Exhibits are well designed, high quality, and informative. Videos, maps and artifacts provide an in-depth look at Ojibwa life. Coloring pages and...More

1  Thank MomNeedsADrink
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear 'mom', Thanks so much for visiting our Museum with your family. We are so glad your kids had fun in our outside park and inside at the childrens section. We so appreciate your kind words and we are glad you like our Museum as...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The importance of the Native people's in the development of Michigan deserves documentation and access for those who are unfamiliar with the history. A great site for teaching, sharing with kids, there is a marvelous gift shop too!More

1  Thank Jmuhn
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Jmuhn, Thank you for visiting our Museum recently. We also along with local tribes want to keep the history of the Ojibwa/Chippewas and Hurons alive to pass this information on to others. We are proud of our gift shop that is 100% Native items..thank...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

The museum is in an easy place to get to and to park. The exhibits are thorough, informative, and well-illustrated. We learned many things about the Ojibway people that we never realized. It's well worth the time to take from a Mackinac Island trip.More

1  Thank eesnerd
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear eesnerd, Thank you for your nice review of our Museum. We are glad you took time during your Island visit to explore our museum and grounds. We are happy that you enjoyed the exhibits and information that we provide. Thanks again for visiting us!...More

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barmanma133
31 July 2017|
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Response from OjibwaMuseum | Property representative |
Hello, We are blown away from all the wonderful answers by visitors to our lovely museum. Thank you all so much!!! Admission is free and we do appreciate any donation. It all goes to the upkeep of our 180 year old building... More
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OjibwaMuseum
8 June 2017|
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Response from OjibwaMuseum | Property representative |
Oh yes, our Museum is handicapped accessible. We have also widened our aisles for that reason.
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Pauline W
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Response from SewnHearts | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission fees but donations are greatly appreciated and accepted. They also have souvenirs of all price ranges. And, yes I do believe there is handicapped access if I remember correctly.
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