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What to see in Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City Attractions


A holiday in Mackinaw City means days full of fun and activity in Michigan's favourite holiday destination. The pretty town is a mix of old and new, with some historic attractions like a lighthouse and Fort Mackinac, complemented by numerous modern institutions like a thrilling waterpark, more than 100 shops, laser light shows, and golf courses. For nature lovers there are parks and of course, lovely sandy beaches. Many also travel to Mackinaw City for ferry access to the delightful Victorian outpost of Mackinac Island. A holiday with Mackinaw City as a travel hub provides access to attractions of all kinds and should ensure everybody from toddlers to grandparents is entertained.

Visitors to Mackinaw City can make use of the Mackinaw Trolley Company, which offers two and a half hour tours of the city, pointing out attractions and narrating its history. There are many charter buses all over the city as well as Shepler's ferry, which carries passengers to and from Mackinac Island in a little over a quarter of an hour. Rental cars are available for hire and drivers require a valid driver's licence. Travellers are advised to note that Mackinac Island has banned motor vehicles.


Colonial Michilimackinac

Michilimackinac, about a mile (2km) from the centre of Mackinaw City, was the first stop for new arrivals back in the…

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Fort Mackinac

From its position on Mackinac Island, Fort Mackinac has stood sentinel over the Straits of Mackinac for more than 115…

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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

About an hour's drive north of the Mackinaw Bridge, situated in one of the most scenic spots on Michigan's Upper Peninsula,…

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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

Mill Creek, located on US-23, a few miles southeast of Mackinaw City, was constructed by Scotsman Robert Campbell in…

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Mackinac Island

Visitors who step ashore on Mackinac Island from one of the three ferry services from Mackinaw City can be forgiven for…

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