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Castle Rock

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Address: 2811 Mackinac Trl, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-9755
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What a VIEW!!!! Once you climb up...lol

Castle rock provided a great view of the area, I am not sure how high it is, but it is up there!! It is quite a walk up the steps, but worth it. Sweeping views of lake huron as... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Castle rock provided a great view of the area, I am not sure how high it is, but it is up there!! It is quite a walk up the steps, but worth it. Sweeping views of lake huron as well as the surrounding forest. It was really a fun thing to do, very inexpensive and there is a free coupon... More 

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We Took our kids there when they were young and our grandchildren. It's a must see! It's become a family tradition , we love going every year!

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Thank Hook94
Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have trouble walking and climbing, but I didn't let it stop me from climbing all the stairs and there are a lot! The view from the top was well worth it and you can stop and rest at different points along the way.

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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We have a 16 year old and an 8 year old so they need stops to get out and stretch on our trips to the UP. Castle Rock is always fun. Climb to the top, enjoy the view, take some awesome pictures, and then race (carefully of course) back down.

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Thank Kmlkv
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

I've heard about Castle Rock for years and even drove by the place but never stopped. I am so glad I did this time. It was a fun little climb, not too bad at all. The view is spectacular. The fun gift shop brought back memories of going to places like this when I was a kid. Tons of summer... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great view! Worth the trip if you can manage 172 steps one way--some of the steps are very steep--some are uneven! Go with your eyes open!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Been here a lot over the years, the place is in need of repairs. Carpet on some of the stairs is ripped posing a trip hazard. The view is wonderful once you reach the top.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while visiting the UP and spent maybe 30-minutes or so. You must go when the gift shop is open because you pay your dollar inside then go through side door and proceed up many steps .. can't say for sure how many but its alot. The view up top overlooking lake huron is beautiful, you can see... More 

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Fremont, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Always a good time if you're up for a few extra steps for the day. Great view from the top and it seems like everyone you meet on the steps is having a good time.

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Mannford, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The rock was interesting to look at but could not find any place to hike up to the top. The access was behind a locked fence. The Store at the base of the rock was open and the two ladies there were friendly. Things in the store were overly expensive.

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