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Museum of Ojibwa Culture

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Address: 500 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1429
Phone Number:
+1 906-643-9161
Today
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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At this National Historic Landmark, visitors can learn about 17th century...

At this National Historic Landmark, visitors can learn about 17th century St. Ignace: the Ojibwa who formed the population, the Huron refugees and the French who established the area as the center of fur trade. Check out our award winning Clan Park and our Longhouse on our grounds. Also visit Father Marquettes burial site in our Marquette Mission Park. Admission is by donation.

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Great for children

It is a small local museum that is great for children and adults who are not familiar with northern culture. The museum is also the gravesite of father Marquette

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2016
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

It is a small local museum that is great for children and adults who are not familiar with northern culture. The museum is also the gravesite of father Marquette

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while visiting st Ignace. The film showing how canoes were made was very interesting. The gift shop had some very nice little handmade gifts. The displays were nice of the history. Worth visiting.

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Grandville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I would encourage every visitor to stop at the museum and listen the DVDs, pay attention to details, and buy even a book to learn more about the Ojibwa.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

My Mother and I were in St. Ignace for a leisure trip, and stopped into the Museum to get a better feel for the history of the area. It was wonderful, and in fact we happened into an outside event where some of the local individuals were demonstrating aspects of their culture. It was fantastic! Definitely worth the stop!

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Flintville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Interesting history and background information. Robin Kissinger is professional and personable when relating information. Not a tourist trap, all AI made articles and great selection of books. Could use a larger selection of more "collectors" pieces...but nice selection of items. Enjoyable!

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Thank you gstorre1 for your nice review of our museum regarding your visit. We will make sure Robin knows of this and his good work and I will let our director know of your kinds words. Judy B. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Leaving saint Ignace after visiting Mackinac island stopping bij this museum. Outside they were building a new long house and do had a native camp with reenactment. They took al the time to explain. We followed workshop to make a dream catcher. Very nice and tonight we sleeping well 😊. Inside nice shop with many original native products and very... More 

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Thank you Roel for your nice and informative review of our museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Judy B. More 

Wallace
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were impressed by this seemingly small museum. There is a lot packed into it and on the grounds. It is about the local area Indians, so quite interesting.

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Larry, Thank you so much for your nice review of our museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Judy Bonello More 

Clarkston, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We stopped in as we were walking around St. Ignace. I was pleasantly surprised. It was pretty neat and the kids enjoyed it. It is not anything fancy but they have videos going and little grafts and activities for the kids to do. We all ;learned a lot.

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear 356sarah248, Thank you so much for your nice comments about your visit to our museum. Really glad the kids enjoyed their time in the childrens area also. Judy B. More 

Beaver Island, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a good museum for adults and children. The museum is fun, interesting, and educational and the staff is friendly and ready to help. The gift shop has some unique items.

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Hello SBird, Thank you so much for your kind words about your visit to our Museum. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves while here. Judy B. More 

Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

A nice stop on the way to the island; this museum packs a lot of history into a small space. Nice gift shop area. Be sure you see the outdoor exhibits too.

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Hi traveling grandma! We wish to thank you for your nice review of our museum. A special thank you for mentioning our outdoor exhibits...they are brand new and we are so proud of them. You will have to come back when the new longhouse is finished..soon. Judy B. More 

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