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Museum of Ojibwa Culture

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Address: 500 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1429
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+1 906-643-9161
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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At this National Historic Landmark, visitors can learn about 17th century...

At this National Historic Landmark, visitors can learn about 17th century St. Ignace: the Ojibwa who formed the population, the Huron refugees and the French who established the area as the center of fur trade. Check out our award winning Clan Park and our Longhouse on our grounds. Also visit Father Marquettes burial site in our Marquette Mission Park. Admission is by donation.

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Learned alot

Very interesting and informative, admission is by donation, OK gift shop, I learned a lot about local tribes and there lives.

Reviewed 15 September 2016
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and informative, admission is by donation, OK gift shop, I learned a lot about local tribes and there lives.

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear Jonny, Thank you for your nice review of our Museum. We appreciate your visit and am glad you enjoyed what you saw and learned about the local tribes. Please visit us again. Judy Bonello Museum of Ojibwa Culture St.Ignace, Mi. More 

Three Rivers, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were in 2 museums in St. Ignace, and both were great to experience! I wanted to mention how awesome this museum's "greeter" was! He made our visit much more personal with his knowledge and the hands on experience he's had with this museum. It was very engaging, and I loved that you could purchase Native American made items there!

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear Julia, We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to our Museum. Our Staff member, Robin Kissinger, is quite an asset to our museum with his knowlege of the tribes and his wealth of personal knowledge of the grounds and museum. We are glad you enjoyed also our gift shop where we have all 100% native made... More 

Montague mi
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was a very informative little museum. It operates by donation only. They have beautiful native indian gifts and souvenirs. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to see and read everything. My teens were not too interested in the videos, but enjoyed the artifacts and buildings.

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear MichelleRiggs, Thank you for visiting our Museum. It looks like you enjoyed yourself while here and appreciate your nice review. Glad that the teens enjoyed the arifacts and the longhouse. Please come again! Judy Bonello Museum of Ojibwa Culture St. Ignace, Mi. More 

Round Rock, TX
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This small museum has a lot to offer through the photos, drawings, video, and native crafts. I loved the porcupine quill embroidery, quilts, and baskets made by locals. My husband and I found the exhibits very informative and especially enjoyed the video of native Americans making a birch bark canoe and passing on the skill to a new generation. Admission... More 

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Thank Mathtravel
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear MathTravel, Thank you for your nice review of our Museum. We are one of the few shops where you can find all 100% Native made items and we like when people can appreciate it. Thank you for visiting us and do come back. Judy Bonello Museum of Ojibwa Culture More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Nice grounds and curator. I appreciated the different toggles and ways to operate things to keep little hands engaged. Don't miss the clan explanations outside. I thing it may be easy to miss this part.

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear LTWest, Thank you for your review of our museum. We always like to include the 'little ones' into the experience of the museum. We are glad you liked our Can Park on the outside. Thank you so much for visiting us. Judy Bonello Museum of OJibwa Culture More 

Neenah, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The museum was well put together. I found two aspects particularly interesting: 1. The Father Marquette grave and exhibit outside was incredibly interesting. We enjoyed reading about the history of Marquette and the Huron people and the path they travelled. 2. There was a video playing in the back of the museum of a guy named Earl and his crew... More 

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OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear NL, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Museum. It sounds like you appreciated all that you saw. We are so proud to have the final resting place of Father Marquette and we like to share his life and the information about the Natives who lived here. Thank you for visiting! Judy Bonello Museum of Ojibwa... More 

West Olive, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Excellent informative little museum with beautiful authentic gift shop. Friendly, enthusiastic staff. Don't miss Father Marquette's grave and the tribal clan exhibits outside! Admission by donation - give generously to preserve this gem!

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Thank JandJ51
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear J and J, Thank you for your kind review of our Musuem. We take pride in our gift shop since its one of the few around thaat has 100% authentic Native made art and products. We will pass it along to our staff that they are appreciated too. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and cant thank... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very good museum. It is small but covers a lot of information. Several videos cover history of the tribe along with modern day adaptation of traditional skills. They are currently expanding outside exhibits. Gift shop has true American made tribal products, not cheep Chinese look a likes.

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Thank Dan L
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear Dan, Thank you for your kind review of your recent visit to our museum. It is rare you find a museum that has a shop area that sells only genuine Native made art and items. We are very proud of that. Thanks again for visiting. Judy Bonello Museum of Ojibwa Culture More 

Marshfield, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The museum has a lot of neat artifacts and stories about the history of the area. They do not have an admission charge but there is a donation box in the entrance area. The gift shops has all authentic homemade items for sale for reasonable prices. Worth taking the 30 minutes to an hour to check out.

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Thank monnie377
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear Monnie, Thanks for your review of our museum. We are proud of our shop that sells only Native made art and items....its rare to find that in a Native Museum. Thanks for visiting us! Judy Bonello Museum of Ojibwa Culture More 

Sterling Heights, Michigan
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a nice little museum. I had kids with me, so I couldn't take in everything. It's hard to read about Ojibwa history, etc. with 3 boys, haha. I'd definitely go back, when in St. Ignace again. Employees are very nice as well.

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Thank JalenafromMichigan
OjibwaMuseum, Front Office Manager at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, responded to this review

Dear Jalena, Thank you for your lovely review of our museum. Yes, with 3 boys it is hard to slow down and read. lol Please do come back and spend more time with us! Judy Bonello Museum Of Ojibwa Culture More 

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