Official Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism

Mackinaw City
Attractions

Many opportunities await you in Mackinaw City! Explore the historical Mackinac parks, take a ferry to timeless Mackinac Island, or enjoy everything downtown Mackinaw City has to offer.

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Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House
Original Mackinac Island Butterfly HouseOriginal Mackinac Island Butterfly House
6750 McGulpin Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3972
Located behind St. Anne's Church in downtown Mackinac Island. We fly 800+ live butterflies in a beautiful garden. A must see during your island visit.
Hours of Operation (Seasonal May-Oct):
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Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc.
Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc.Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc.
7278 Main St
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3307
Prepare yourself for a tour like no other! What you will experience is by far the most enjoyable and authentic way to view the island. Keep in mind there are no set departure times. You will be on the next available carriage Approximate tour time: 1 hour & 45 minutes. Tickets may be purchased on-site or at the front desk of mainland hotels.
Hours of Operation (Seasonal May-Oct):
  • Pet Friendly
  • Historical Tour
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Colonial Michilimackinac
Colonial MichilimackinacColonial Michilimackinac
P.O. Box 873
Mackinac City, MI 49701
231-436-4100
Reconstructed 1715 French fur-trading village and military outpost, later occupied by British military and traders. Today features re-enactments from British 1770s occupation/American Revolution era. National Historic Landmark. Accredited by American Association of Museums.
Hours of Operation (Seasonal May-Oct):
  • Historical Attraction
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    Fort Mackinac
    Fort MackinacFort Mackinac
    P.O. Box 370
    Mackinac Island, MI 49757
    906-847-3328
    Accurately, professionally restored 18th and 19th century British and U.S. military outpost with 14 original historic buildings. National Historic Landmark founded in 1780. Abandoned by the military, the fort became part of Michigan's first state park, Mackinac Island State Park, in 1895. From 1875-1895 it was America's second national park, Mackinac National Park, after Yellowstone. Accredited by the American Association of Museums. Open daily, mid-May to mid-Oct.
    Hours of Operation (Seasonal May-Oct):
    • Take Ferry
    • Pet Friendly
    • Historical Attraction
    • Historical Tour
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    GarLyn Zoological Park
    GarLyn Zoological ParkGarLyn Zoological Park
    W9104 US-2
    Naubinway, MI 49762
    906-477-1085
    GarLyn Zoo is home to hundreds of native North American Animals including, Alligator, Badgers, Fox, Wolves, Bobcat, Whitetail deer, Javelina, Cougar, River Otter, Porcupine, Bison,as well as exotic animals from around the world, Siberian Tigers, Syrian Brown Bear (Grizzly), Patagonian Cavy, Ring-tailed Lemur, Camel, Reindeer, Sika deer, Sulcata Tortoise just to name a few.
    Hours of Operation (Seasonal May-Oct):
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    Great Lakes School of Wooden Boat Building
    Great Lakes School of Wooden Boat BuildingGreat Lakes School of Wooden Boat Building
    485 S. Meridian
    Cedarville, MI 49719
    906-484-1081
    The Great Lakes Boat Building School, located in the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands of northern Michigan, offers a diverse program designed “to teach quality wooden boat building skills, to preserve craftsmanship and continue our Great Lakes heritage”. From summer workshops to a full-time, nine month curriculum, the school will feature classes in basic woodworking, joinery, basic design and lofting, restoration, repair, small craft construction, and modern day materials and techniques.
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    Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
    Great Lakes Shipwreck MuseumGreat Lakes Shipwreck Museum
    18335 Whitefish Road
    Paradise, MI 49768
    800-635-1742
    Exhibits tell the stories of wrecked ships & lives lost on the Great Lakes. Highlights include Edmund Fitzgerald memorial featuring the ship's bell, 1861 Lightkeeper's Quarters, Theater, Museum Store & sweeping views of the Shipwreck Coast.
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    Headlands International Dark Sky Park
    Headlands International Dark Sky ParkHeadlands International Dark Sky Park
    15675 Headlands Road
    Mackinaw City, MI 49701
    231-348-1704
    The Headlands became an International Dark Sky Park in May of 2011, one of the first 10 in the entire world! What it means: The sky over the 600 acre Headlands park will be protected from the effects of light pollution, forever! Stargazers, astronomers, photographers and dark-sky enthusiasts visit the park knowing that they will have an undiluted night sky of the celestial wonders above. There are 2.5 miles of shoreline along this park, where visitors gather year round for programming and for independent stargazing. Headlands is located 2 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City; it is open every day, 24 hours a day, at no charge. Programs are held monthly and are also free.
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    Historic Downtown Mackinac Island
    Historic Downtown Mackinac IslandHistoric Downtown Mackinac Island
    P.O. Box 370
    Mackinac Island, MI 49757
    906-847-3328
    Once the hub of the bustling fur trade, Mackinac Island served as a commercial depot for half a century of fur trappers and traders.
    • Take Ferry
    • Historical Attraction
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    Historic Mill Creek
    Historic Mill CreekHistoric Mill Creek
    P.O. Box 873
    Mackinaw City, MI 47901
    231-436-4100
    Originally constructed by Scotsman Robert Campbell in the 1780s, Historic Mill Creek is one of the first industrial sites in the Great Lakes. A reconstructed 18th century water-powered sawmill is nestled in a 625-acre wooded setting with nature trails and forest management displays. Accredited by the American Association of Museums. Open daily mid-May through September.
    Hours of Operation (Seasonal May-Oct):
    • Pet Friendly
    • Historical Attraction
    • Historical Tour
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    Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum
    Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime MuseumIcebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum
    131 South Huron Avenue
    Mackinaw City, MI 49701
    231-436-9825
    USCG ICEBREAKER MACKINAW WAGB-83 "An American Hero Story". "The Queen of the Great Lakes" was built as part of the war effort during World War II to meet the heavy demands of war materials and transportation during the winter months. Decommissioned in 2006, she now resides at her namesake home of Mackinaw City, Michigan, and is open for public tours and group events. Visit the Mess Deck, Engine Room, offices and more and hear the story of the Mackinaw's 62-year career breaking ice on the Great Lakes and serving as a goodwill ambassador throughout the region.
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    Le Sault de Ste. Marie Historical Sites, Inc.
    Le Sault de Ste. Marie Historical Sites, Inc.
    501 E Water Street
    Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
    906-632-3658
    The historic 1917 Museum Ship VALLEY CAMP with over 100 exhibits, including the huge fresh-water aquariums, the Edmund Fitzgearld lifeboats and memorial.Glimpse into the crew's working conditions as you tour all three levls of this 550 ft lake freighter. Take in the panoramic view from the top of the 210 foot Tower of History. Also featured are local artifacts and a historical video of Sault Ste. Marie. Visit www.towerofhistory.com
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    Mackinac Old Time Trolley Co.
    Mackinac Old Time Trolley Co.Mackinac Old Time Trolley Co.
    Across from Star Line
    Mackinaw City, MI 49701

    We offer two types of trolley tours. (1) In the morning, we have a local historical and orientation tour which lasts about one hour for $7.95. (2) We offer a two hour historical tour in the evening which goes over the bridge to a park on the Upper Peninsula side for only $9.95 per person.

    Many on vacation advisor sites say these are a “must do event” and give a five star rating for both tours!
    Please buy tokens early to allow hotels to communicate tour numbers with us!

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    Mackinac State Historic Parks
    Mackinac State Historic ParksMackinac State Historic Parks
    P.O. Box 873
    Mackinaw City, MI 49701
    231-436-4100
    Mackinac State Historic Parks - Experience Mackinac's Family Adventure! Explore and enjoy Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island and Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and Mill Creek Discovery Park in Mackinaw City. Open Daily from early May through mid-October.
    • Historical Attraction
    • Historical Tour
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    Mackinac Tall Ship Company, LLC
    Mackinac Tall Ship Company, LLC
    Chief Wawatam Dock
    St. Ignace, MI 49781
    Come experience the building of a traditional all wood tall ship. Take a step back in time and see craftsmen up close, using many of the traditional methods of a past era.
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