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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

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Address: 9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: +1 231-436-4100
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A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a...

A reconstruction of a mill from the 1790s, Historic Mill Creek is a functioning sawmill.

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Lots of firsts here

Took a Girls trip and this was one of our stops. We tried climbing the wall, walked the wooden bridge at the tree tops, and zip lined all for the first time. Our guide was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
slnels02
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Otisville, Michigan

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Otisville, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a Girls trip and this was one of our stops. We tried climbing the wall, walked the wooden bridge at the tree tops, and zip lined all for the first time. Our guide was absolutely wonderful. She calmed the fears of my loved ones and everyone did everything and loved it.

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1 Thank slnels02
Bedford, Indiana
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We was vacationing and came a crossed this interesting park. The tickets are $9.00 a person and that gets you in and you can walk around and see the park. We watched the demonstration put on by Mr. Ed. He was very knowledgeable and showed us how the mill worked and how they cut things back in the old days.... More 

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1 Thank Kara E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were in Mackinaw City for just 1 day and were looking for things to do. We took a taxi out to Mill Creek Discovery Park and unfortunately we just had 1 hour there before they closed. They offered us the option to return for free the next day since we'd arrived so late in the day. We arrived just... More 

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was a very neat place to visit. Wife has always wanted to zipline and that was the main reason we came. I would suggest a few improvements though. We were never told that this was a GUIDED tour which caused a bit of confusion. We skipped the sawmill tour and proceeded to walk the pathway to the tower. After... More 

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Thank grdault
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We took our young children and enjoyed it. The demonstration on how boards was cut was very good. Our son got to participate and liked it. It was very interesting to see the saw mill in action. The demonstrator is very knowledgable and friendly with the guest. We took the short trail because of having young children but we enjoyed... More 

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Thank Lydia E
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Every year we do a family Day where we go on an adventure while in northern Michigan. This year we went to Mill Creek and there was something for all 21 of us. . We ranged from ages 16 mos to 68 years old. And from very fit to some disabilities. We watched the demonstration on how lumber had been... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My family loves this place. The demonstrations are interesting and interactive. The zip lining and rock wall are a recent fun addition to this beautiful property. Spend the extra few dollars to do the zip lining. It's worth it.

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1 Thank roadtripX7
Valparaiso, Indiana
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This location was a good mix of history and adventure. We purchased the Mackinac Family Heritage Pass, and this park was our favorite. It offered some interpretive history, like the other parks, but also mixed in some adventure with the zip line, rope bridge and rock wall. The whole family participated and enjoyed a couple of hours here.

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1 Thank Stephanie S
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We skipped the zip-line and wall climbing and explored the history and beauty of the park. The saw mill demonstration was interesting and educational. The nature trails are secluded and quiet.

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1 Thank Ellen B
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This place was a lot of fun. We easily spent 3 hours there and never got bored. The sawmill demonstration was really interactive and informative. The kids loved it. The zipline and rock climbing wall added to the fun. A definite must do.. kids or no kids it's a great place to spend some time outdoors. There's also some picnic... More 

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