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Mackinaw City

3.8
Lighthouses · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites

Popular things to do in Mackinaw City

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site ©
Lighthouse
McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. ©
Specialty Museum
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Site
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 806 at the 2010 census; the population surges during the summer tourist season, including an influx of tourists and seasonal workers who serve in the shops, hotels and other recreational facilities there and in the surrounding region. Mackinaw City is at the northern tip (headland) of the Michigan's Lower Peninsula along the southern shore of the Straits of Mackinac. Across the straits lies the state's Upper Peninsula. These two land masses are physically connected by the Mackinac Bridge, which runs from Mackinaw City north to St. Ignace. Mackinaw City is also the primary base for ferry service to Mackinac Island, located to the northeast in the straits.According to AAA's 2009 TripTik requests, Mackinaw City is the most popular tourist city in the state of Michigan. Local attractions include Fort Michilimackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, the Mackinaw Crossings shopping mall, Mill Creek, the Old Mackinac Point Light, the Historic Village, the McGulpin Point Light, and the retired US Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw. You can plan United States trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Side trips from Mackinaw City

Mackinac Bridge ©
Bridge
Mackinac Bridge Saint Ignace
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Soo Locks ©
Landmark
Soo Locks Sault Ste. Marie
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Waterfall
Tahquamenon Falls State Park Paradise
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Biking Trail
Little Traverse Wheelway Petoskey
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Mackinaw City

Headlands International Dark Sky Park ©
National Park
Headlands International Dark Sky Park
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
History Museum
Mackinaw Bridge Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises
Lighthouse
Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park
Beach
Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Mackinaw City

Conkling Heritage Park ©
Park
Conkling Heritage Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
WaWatam Park ©
Park
WaWatam Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Gary R Williams Memorial Park ©
Park
Gary R Williams Memorial Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Maritime Park ©
Park
Maritime Park
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Mackinaw City

JoAnn's Fudge ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
JoAnn's Fudge
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Marshall's Fudge and Candy Company ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Marshall's Fudge and Candy Company
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Del Sol - Color-Change - Mackinaw Crossings
Shopping Mall
Del Sol - Color-Change - Mackinaw Crossings
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Alice's Kandy and Korn ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Alice's Kandy and Korn
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Mackinaw City

Emmet County Beach 1 Mackinaw City
Beach
Emmet County Beach 1 Mackinaw City
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
House of Glass
Children’s Museum
House of Glass
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Animal Tracks ©
Playground
Animal Tracks
3.2
Duration: 30 minutes

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