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“Great peek into history”

Colonial Michilimackinac
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Owner description: The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Great peek into history”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

History will buffs will love this historic village. Picturesque with plenty of photo opportunities. The canon demonstration was very interesting and the interpreters were informative and friendly.

Visited August 2014
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Chesterton, Indiana
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“History before your eyes”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Accurately restored colonial fort based on archeology continuously conducted since the 1950s. I have visited several times but keep coming back to see the progress. I enjoy talking with the on-site archeologists actually conducting the digging. They are more than happy to explain what they are doing and show you what they are finding. Plenty of activities for the kids including musket and cannon firings, clothes to try on, helping prepare a colonial meal and more. I normally would give five stars but the interpretative staff is a little sparse right now as much of the summer staff are college students. If you want the best experience with the costumed interpreters, go before college starts

Visited August 2014
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Whitehall, Michigan
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88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“More history”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

If you're a history buff, here is another segment of the straits area. I personally liked the scenery of the bridge when you first enter. Talk about up close and personal. As you stroll the shoreline to the fort, actors are present to give a history lessen (these continue throughout all the fort's buildings) and even a musket demonstration. The buildings show the day to day lives of the three nations that occupied the fort throughout the years and is very interesting. Pack a lunch, I do not recall a place that serves food there.

Visited September 2013
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Bismarck, Arkansas
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“More time travel”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Mackinac is such a historic place, and this is one spot you do NOT want to miss. It's a chance to step back to before the beginnings of this country and feel with those soldiers and native Americans felt and experienced... If you have youngsters, this kind of thing could really inspire a love of history.

Visited August 2014
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Michigan
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Fort Experience in the area!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I was blown away by this experience. It was 10x better than the fort on the island! Loved that you actually saw the archeological dig sites preserved under the rebuilt structures. A lot more interactive than the other fort.

Visited August 2014
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Thank SKTola
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