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Address: 6650 E Broadway Rd, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858-8950
Phone Number: +1 989-775-4750
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Experience the Chippewa Indian Way of Life

This Anishinabe Culture and Lifeway Center is located on the Isabella Indian Reservation in Mid-Michigan. This center, established in 2004, honors the Anishinabe ancestor, who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Renate P
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This Anishinabe Culture and Lifeway Center is located on the Isabella Indian Reservation in Mid-Michigan. This center, established in 2004, honors the Anishinabe ancestor, who protected and passed down cultural knowledge, languages and teachings. Admission is reasonable and the gift centers' merchandise is authentic. Spent an enjoyable afternoon. The plants in the outdoor garden are labeled.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was a great way to understand the way the Indians survived years ago. From seeing how their homes were constructed to the foods they ate and their migrations from time to time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We visited here at the recommendation of the caretaker of the Sanilac County (MI) petroglyphs. It really helped to put them in a broader perspective. I was really surprised that there were so few other visitors when we were there. We took about an hour to go through the self-guided museum, and saw no one else except a custodian. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This museum is extraordinary. It is small yet the design and detail is incredible that it took my dad and I awhile to go through. The gift shop is well stocked and reasonably priced. I highly recommend anyone interested in local history and U.S. history to visit this incredible place. Our reason for going to Mt. Pleasant was to attend... More 

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Central Saanich
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I highly recommend touring the exhibits in this facility. Temporary exhibits are relevant and changing, while the permanent gallery enables the visitor to better understand Anishinabe culture. Beautiful to see the youth involved in the exhibits.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Please take the time to visit the Ziibiwing Center. It was marvelous. Very educational. Very well laid out. Was greeted at the door. The self guided tour took us a little over and hour and a half and I'm sure we did not see and read everything. The building was very clean and very inviting. The gift shop was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great exhibit featuring the history of the Saginaw, Michigan Chippewa tribe. The displays go through the Seven fires prophecy, an Anishinaabe prophecy which marks phases, or epochs, in the life of the people on Turtle Island, a Native American name for the North American continent. Anishinaabe is the identification often used by the Odawa, Ojibwa, Potawatomi. Also shows winter and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Very educational. Lovely jewelry in the gift store. Be sure to listen to the narratives as you go through the museum and watch the short films about the tribes. Great history treat for children.

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Middle East
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Ziibiwing Center is a Native American Museum on the outskirts of Mt. Pleasant. The exhibits are the quality one would find in the Field in Chicago or the Simthsonian in D.C. excellent!

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Such an amazing history and the exhibits are really well done. We had a tour guide who told us about native beliefs and pointed out the symbols and their meanings in some of the exhibits.

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