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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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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    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 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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    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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    Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
    Old Mackinac Point LighthouseOld Mackinac Point Lighthouse
    P.O. Box 873
    Mackinaw City, MI 49701
    231-436-4100
    Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is just east of the Colonial Michilimackinac Visitor's Center in Mackinaw City near the south end of the Mackinac Bridge. Take Exit 339 off northbound I-75, turn left at Nicolet and right on Huron. The Lighthouse Information Center is in the 1907 Fog Signal House, a small brick building east of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Its steam-powered horn steered ships clear from shore in fog and darkness. The Mackinac Island State Park Commission purchased the Fog Signal House, a barn, and the lighthouse in 1960. Visitors toured exhibits there from 1972-1988.
    Hours of Operation (Seasonal May-Oct):
    • Historical Attraction
    • Historical Tour
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