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Mackinac Island Attractions

Front Porch of Grand Hotel – Mackinac Island
Grand Hotel’s front porch – the longest porch in the world at 660 feet – bestows upon its guests all the elements of a relaxing vacation – a lovely setting to sit and enjoy the passing of the day and the perfect meeting spot to gather with family and friends. Perched on the western bluff…

Hotel Iroquois / Carriage House Garden – Mackinac Island
The grounds surrounding the Hotel Iroquois are adorned with some of the most beautiful gardens on Mackinac Island. During the summer visitors to the Carriage House are treated to a visual feast as they pass along the walkway beside the Hotel Iroquois to the entrance at the restaurant. Here are some photos of the gardens…

Tower Museum – Mission Point Resort
Observation Tower and Exhibits Five floors of historical exhibits and the best view on the island. The exhibits cover the diverse history of Mission Point Resort and Mackinac Island. There is also an exhibit on the film Somewhere in Time, which was primarily filmed on Mission Point property. (Insider info: Be sure to check out…

Mission Point Theater – Mission Point Resort
Located next to the Activities Center, our turn of the century theater is a one-of-a-kind Mackinac experience. As the only movie theater on the island, it will give you the feeling of going back somewhere in time (literally – the classic theater scene with Christopher Reeve in Somewhere in Time was filmed in here). Beginning…

Fort Mackinac
Inside the stately stone walls it’s a different time. The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military training and battles to medical treatments to family life within the fort. Special programs for both kids…

Original Butterfly House – Mackinac Island
The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House is the first of it’s kind in Michigan, and the third oldest LIVE butterfly exhibit in the United States. The world renowned facility has 1800 sq ft of tropical garden filled with hundreds of live butterflies from four continents. Visit this fairy tale garden where beautiful butterflies of every…

Haunts of Mackinac
The Haunts of Mackinac’ Haunted History Tours are based at Mission Point Resort. Tours can be scheduled in person at the Haunts store located at Mission Point Resort or by calling 906-847-8018. As seen on the SyFy Channel’s hit show Ghost Hunters, Mission Point Resort may even have a resident ghost or two. We’ve never…

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours
Experience the history and charm of Mackinac Island on a narrated carriage tour of the island Prepare yourself for a tour like no other! What you will experience is by far the most enjoyable and authentic way to view the island. Keep in mind there are no set departure times. You will be on the…

Great Turtle Kayak Tours – Mackinac Island
Premier Paddle & Camping Adventures – Mackinac Island, MI Safe, Fun, Unforgettable! We are dedicated to giving you the best possible experience of the Straits of Mackinac, and the surrounding islands. We provide a safe and comfortable environment, as well as the unique privilege of navigating the Straits in your own vessel. Our Red Cross…

Ugly Anne – Mackinac Island Water Tours
2013 Ugly Anne Tour Schedule Below are the tours times and dates for the season. Mackinaw City May 17th-October 13th 2013 5:00pm- Tour under the Mackinac Bridge Sunset Cruise- Watch the sunset while cruising under the Mackinac Bridge (Departing 45 minutes before sunset) Mackinac Island June 21st- August 25th 1:00pm- Mackinac Island and Under the…

The Haunted Theatre
Welcome to the Haunted Theatre! Not a theater of movies, But a Haunted House of three dimensional monsters. Within these halls you will encounter horrors of the past…Artist’s conceptions of Monsters from Mackinac’s History. Come join us for some good old-fashioned screaming and laughing. We are not like a Halloween Haunted House. We are more…

Grand Hotel – Esther Williams Swimming Pool
A favorite gathering place for Grand Hotel guests is the Esther Williams Swimming Pool. The 220-foot-long, serpentine-shaped heated pool is a popular gathering place. Take a refreshing dip, soak up some rays on the deck or relax on one of our lounge chairs overlooking the pool and the Straits of Mackinac. Guests are also welcome…

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