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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-4100
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History and fun

Very informative. A lot of history. Wonderful live demonstrations. A few trails to hike/walk, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Very interesting.

This was a neat place to visit. Altho not alot to do there it was very interesting. It was all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cheryl B
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Three Oaks, Michigan
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Visitors can witness the power of the creek harnessed to cut timber into lumber at one of the oldest industrial sites on the Upper Great Lakes and soar like an eagle on the zip line during the Adventure Tour.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock wall” (47 reviews)
“zip line” (166 reviews)
“adventure tour” (50 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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+1 231-436-4100
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A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative. A lot of history. Wonderful live demonstrations. A few trails to hike/walk, a short zip line and a rock wall to climb. Something for all ages!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a neat place to visit. Altho not alot to do there it was very interesting. It was all about how they used to saw logs and had a log saw mill run off water power. The man who done the demos and ran...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very educational place. Very friendly people that works there. Great place to take the kids. They have a zip line there that is really good. They help you get on and off of it.

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our friends took us here and we were all pleasantly surprised. What an absolutely great park!! We took the tour which included a nature hike, a walk across a wilderness bridge, and zip lining. Our tour guide was very nice and quite knowledgeable. Afterwards we...More

1  Thank Stoeck
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this Discovery Park. The historic operational water powered sawmill tour by a very knowledgeable guide was educational, interesting and informative. They also have historically recreated log homes of the era, hiking trails, nature talks, zip line and children's play area.

Thank arthuro272
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a wonderful day spent here exploring and learning. Even my husband and I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Great place to take the kids! Only 7 minutes south of Mackinaw City.

Thank BlackKat
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This place was great! I can't say enough about the staff. The guide for the Adventure Tour and the demonstrator at the saw mill were friendly, knowledgeable, and fun! The grounds were immaculate, the hikes easy and beautiful. We will be back!!

Thank SandyBeach4Me
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I wanted to see the water powered sawmill. It is very interesting plus the guide is very knowledgeable.. It is amazing how the mill was built and how it operates. He will saw a board from a timber for your amazement. Trails and zipline for...More

Thank EStLouiesmokey
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Our large family group came here to do the zip line and climbing wall. We enjoyed both! We also were pleasantly surprised by the old log mill demonstration that was very informative both of the old way things were done then on to the demonstration...More

1  Thank Sonworshipper
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The cable bridge, zip line, and climbing wall were cool but the sawmill is the star of the show. Staff is excellent with engaging routine. Tower view of straits is impressive.

Thank K_Family1115
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tabithabaxter
29 September 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park will be open daily through October 8. The site is open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Thank you!
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suespagnuolo
8 August 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There is no age minimum, but there are height and weight requirements for the Adventure Tour. All riders must be at least 4' tall and weigh between 50-250 pounds. I hope this helps - thank you!
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suespagnuolo
5 August 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
The Adventure Tour is a separate ticket from general admission, and is $9.00 per person. It is a guided tour that includes a trip over the Forest Canopy Bridge, a ride down the 425' Eagles Flight Zip Line, and a climb up the... More
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