Mackinaw City, Michigan
Mackinaw City Lodging, History, Entertainment, Adventure
Welcome to Mackinaw City, Michigan, located at the northern most area of Lower Michigan, our location is your family friendly destination. Visitors can experience Mackinaw City Things to Do and Things to See along with a wide range of Mackinaw City History. The Mackinac Bridge will greet you upon your journey while scenic vistas will amaze you throughout the Straits. If you are looking for the best places to stay in Mackinaw City, a vacation rich in history, entertainment and adventure, look no further, Mackinaw City is the place to be.
“Mackinaw City, MI was the most requested city in Michigan for Trip Tiks and maps from AAA members in 2009.” – AAA of Michigan
Mackinaw City Hotels
Where are the best places to stay in Mackinaw City?
Whether you are looking for overnight accommodations or a week long vacation, Mackinaw City Hotels and Motels are just a click away. Our Mackinaw City Lodging delivers to you a vast amount of lodging types and amenities to fit your exact needs. Here you can view, match your amenity needs and pricing budget to an available listing, view photos, make your selection, and book your get-a-way. Mackinaw City is also an affordable and fun option when planning a visit to Mackinac Island.
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Historical Fort Michilimackinac
Annual Events and Longest Running Pageant in the Nation
The area’s historical highlights are both educational and entertaining. Family orientated, visitors of all ages can enjoy a multitude of incredible things to see. Mackinaw City’s Fort Michilimackinac is a state park located at the south end of the Mackinac Bridge. The view is spectacular. This incredible colonial journey back in time begins with the Visitor’s Center, which in itself is full of history, kiosks, picnic tables, beverages, snacks, along with shopping. The Visitor's Center leads into the Colonial Fort Michilimackinac property where history comes alive with period clothing, cannon reenactments, archaeological digs, musket firings, and sixteen buildings that are themed exhibits. This is considered one of the most extensively excavated early colonial French archaeological sites in the United States.
The greatest time to visit this fort is during the Memorial Weekend where spectators can watch the free historical pageant. We invite you to watch the video at the end of this page to view some of the highlights from this longest running pageant of its kind in the Nation. Learn more about Fort Michilimackinac.
More Great Things to See in Mackinaw City
"Strait" Up Great Attractions!
Along with the Fort, this Michigan Destination offers the Mackinaw Maritime Museum, Jack Pine Lumberjacks Shows, the Mackinac Bridge, Mackinaw Bridge Museum, the Ironworkers Walk of Fame, the Mackinaw Manor Haunted Mansion, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, the McGulpin Point Lighthouse, along with a variety of scenic outdoor beaches and hot spots.
Shown here is the Maritime Museum, the "Queen of the Great Lakes". This vessel performed for 62 years as an ice breaker for the Great Lakes and is now serving as an educational goodwill ambassador for the Straits Area. View all the area attractions and learn more.
Things to Do in Mackinac City
Food, Tours, Art, Souvenirs, Golfing and Goodies
Wow, there is no end to the things to do in Mackinac City. Plan your stay here and experience a unique shopping and restaurant district that offers some of the best gifts and souvenirs along with food that is out of this world. Vacationers can find local artisan crafts and treasures that echo the city and the culture: jewelry, clothing, traveling necessities, fudge, candy, toys, flowers, books, art, Build Your Bear store, wine tasting, just to name a few.
For those on the go, the Mackinac area also has a bike trolley tour, parasailing, cruises, rentals, charter boats, a variety of golf courses, and ferry’s to Mackinac Island. Another great activity is the Mackinaw Historical Pathway that displays forty educational and historical markers throughout the village promoting the history of the area.
Interactive Map of Mackinac City, MI
Make the Trip Easy by Locating all the Things to See, Do and Places to Stay
We invite you to check out our easy to use, mobile friendly Interactive Map of Mackinaw City. This informative map will guide you through the area and highlight some of the best places to visit.
Our map will give you the locations of area hotels, dining, things to see, things to do. Let us help you make your Northern Michigan vacation the very best. Come and Experience Mackinaw City, Michigan at the Top of the Mit!
The race begins at the Mackinaw city Recreation Center located at 507 West Central Avenue in Mackinaw City. Participants will enjoy views of the beautiful fall colors from the Mackinac Bridge.
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Explore the wooden palisade of Fort Michilimackinac at twilight and experience the legends and lore of the Native Americans, French Canadians, and British who called this home. Last admission is at 8:30 p.m. Adult $7 Child (5-12) $4
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