St. Ignace KOA offers a free shuttle to the island ferries. Youll enjoy the view of the Grand Hotel and summer homes from the ferry. Return to an era of Victorian affluence when you visit Mackinac Island. As you step onto the island, you feel as if you are stepping into the past. Horse-drawn carriages and bicycles are the only modes of transportation. It is also known for historic sites such as Fort Mackinac, elegant cottages of a bygone era and quaint shops. The island also features incredible glacial age rock formations such as Arch Rock and Skull Cave.
The only passageway to Lake Superior, these locks open to ships from all over the world. Watch the traffic or take a scheduled boat trip through the locks.
This attraction is located just over the Mackinac Bridge, 5 miles away. One of the most authentic reconstructions in the United States, Colonial Michilimackinac is a fortified trading village built by the French in 1715. The enthralling stories of the fort era are brought to life through costumed reenactments.
The exciting first chapter of Upper Great Lakes history is explored through innovative exhibits and a continuous running video. Interpretation focuses on Indian culture and the role various tribes played before and after the coming of Europeans. Learn about the Ojibwa, the Huron, Father Marquette and more.
In a spectacular setting overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, a quiet open-air memorial and museum present the life story of Father Marquette, his coming to New France, to St. Ignace, and on to the Mississippi.
One of the largest waterfalls west of the Niagara, this is a magnificent natural attraction for everyone. Located in Michigans largest state park, its nature walks are fascinating and handicap accessible.
Explore this National Historic Landmark and experience century-old military and domestic life. Fort Mackinac is a highlight of any visit to the Straits area. The sights and sounds of 19th century military and family activity come to life. Help an 1880s American soldier load and fire the cannon. Learn how the wives and children of officers lived during the 1880s. Delight to toe-tapping military music as it fills the parade ground.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is a National Historic Site. Here you'll find Authentic artifacts, shipwreck video theater, The Edmund Fitzgerald exhibit, and a restored lighthouse with interior exhibits.