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Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City, at the northern tip of the Michigan mitten, sits at one end of the Mackinac Bridge to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as seriving as the docking place for ferries to Mackinac Island, a National Historic Landmark and State Park. Just a short boat ride from the mainland, Mackinac Island is a journey back in time, home to "Historic Downtown," a recreation of village life in 18th-century Michigan, and Fort Mackinac, first occuppied by the British during the Revolutionary War.

All things to do » Things to do

Colonial Michilimackinac
Colonial Michilimackinac
The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Attraction type: Ferries
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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Attraction type: Sightseeing Tours; Speciality Museums
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a functioning sawmill.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises
Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises
Owner description: Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Sixteen historic lighthouses lie within easy cruising distance of Mackinaw City. Travel in comfort and safety on Shepler's spacious vessels during... more Owner description: Sail the Straits of Mackinac! Sixteen historic lighthouses lie within easy cruising distance of Mackinaw City. Travel in comfort and safety on Shepler's spacious vessels during these fascinating tours. For close to three centuries, the Straits of Mackinac has been a vital nautical thoroughfare, providing passage between Lakes Huron and Michigan. But traveling its famed blue waters has not come without risk. Over the many decades, lighthouses were built to protect mariners from dangerous shoals and reefs. Each has a story to tell. Shepler's exclusive Lighthouse Cruises are voyages of discovery. Guests are treated to awe-inspiring views and the fascinating history surrounding these Great Lakes guardians. less
Attraction type: Ships; Lighthouses
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Mackinaw City Popcorn factory
Mackinaw City Popcorn factory
Price: USD 2 - 8
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Darrow's Family Restaurant
Darrow's Family Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, After-hours, Takeout
Pizza Palace
Pizza Palace
Price: USD 3 - 56
Cuisines: Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta, Soups
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, After-hours, Takeout
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Mackinaw Bakery & Coffeehouse
Cuisines: Bakeries
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea
Audie's Restaurant
Audie's Restaurant
Price: USD 7 - 20
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Family Fare, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, After-hours, Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Rainbow Motel
2.5 of 5
Rainbow Motel
USD 56 - 555
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals
Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals
USD 61 - 128
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Main Street Inn and Suites
Main Street Inn and Suites
USD 75 - 375
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
2.0 of 5
Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
USD 83 - 160
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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Deer Head Inn
Deer Head Inn
USD 108 - 200
Baymont Inn Mackinaw City
2.5 of 5
Baymont Inn Mackinaw City
USD 124 - 233
Ranked #2 of 41 Hotels in Mackinaw City
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
Grand Hotel
USD 351 - 798
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island
America's Best Value Inn
5.0 of 5
America's Best Value Inn
USD 77 - 147
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Saint Ignace
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.