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S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia

99 Arthur St # (US31, Manistee, MI 49660-1101
+1 231-723-3587
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It's a Big Boat

It was a fun excursion To imagine when this boat was in its glory. The many that believed it to be... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Manistee, Michigan
via mobile
Great History on the Great Lakes.

Moored at the shore of Lake Manistee, this huge floating museum takes you back to the turn of the... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Gavvin K
Oakland, California
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This preserved Lake Michigan car ferry offers tours in the spring,and summer. It doubles as a unique hotel in the summer. In October it is a haunted house. The Acacia has self-guided tours and is also available for overnight groups.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“great lakes” (12 reviews)
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99 Arthur St # (US31, Manistee, MI 49660-1101
+1 231-723-3587
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

It was a fun excursion To imagine when this boat was in its glory. The many that believed it to be a gem of the lake. The work people have put into restoration is really an act of their love of the ship And the...More

Thank duane17
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Moored at the shore of Lake Manistee, this huge floating museum takes you back to the turn of the last century when heavy industry made Michigan lakeside towns wealthy. The tour was narrated superbly, and the ship was truly impressive!

2  Thank Gavvin K
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The tour of the S.S. City of Milwaukee was very interesting. It is a great, inexpensive historical adventure. The young man presenting was very through, knowledgeable, and friendly. Greatly preserved piece of history.

2  Thank 735myrah
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I Love the ss city of milwaukee it is in great condition and the hotel is also a place you can sleep in.

1  Thank Brock J
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The tour takes just under an hour and begins at the top of each hour the business is open. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the ship, the duties of the people who worked on the ship and the details of all of the equipment....More

1  Thank WJGTJG
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

If you have any sense of adventure you need to stay the night here! It's like stepping back in time to the 1940's. The details were amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to do it again!

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

My husband and I checked this out while on a drive down the west coast of Michigan. It was a very interesting tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. We also enjoyed the self-guided tour of the cutter next to this ship. Very friendly staff....More

1  Thank raralston
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay! I had the radio room and loved it! It had 3 windows with a wonderful breeze and was quite spacious. I've stayed here many times in various rooms and they are all great in their own way. The staff...More

Thank josieinky
Reviewed 15 August 2016

You seldom get to tour almost all of a restored 1931, genuine, formerly-in-service, cross-lakes railroad car ferry. You start with understanding how the box cars were secured for a safe cross-lake voyage, proceed to the engine room and its two triple-expansion steam engines, up to...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This was an awesome tour of this great boat! I would definitely make this on your to do list while you are here. Surprisingly they offer rooms where you can stay in. It's $35 per person and you sleep where like the officers would sleep...More

Thank Charlie W
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why no reviews of accommodations on board ship?
16 June 2016|
Response from Robert S | Property representative |
A review for accommodations was posted a week ago. We have no control if our guests do or do not post a review.