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Itinerary for road trip from Minneapolis to Michigan

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Itinerary for road trip from Minneapolis to Michigan

Hi... We are planning a road trip from Minneapolis to the Mackinack islands in Michigan...since it is approximately a 10 hour car ride we needed suggestions for which route is best for a stop over about half way there...also specific city or hotel suggestions would be greatly appreciated... If there are cool things to see along this route we would love to know so we can plan accordingly....

Thanks in advance:)

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Chicago's North...
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1. Re: Itinerary for road trip from Minneapolis to Michigan

there's TONS of cool things to see along this route, BUT, how much time do you have???????????

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2. Re: Itinerary for road trip from Minneapolis to Michigan

There is only one Mackinac Island. The Island and bridge use the French spelling, the city on the mainland uses the English spelling, however they are both pronounced MACK-i-naw.

It also would help if you said who "we" includes and what your interests are.

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3. Re: Itinerary for road trip from Minneapolis to Michigan

If the first day you drive over half way and stay in Manistique, MI along US-2 you could get up the next morning and explore Fayette Historical State Park on your way to Mackinaw City.

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4. Re: Itinerary for road trip from Minneapolis to Michigan

If you go all the way to Manistique you will be a little more than an hour out of Mackinaw City. If that were me I would bite the bullet and go all the way.

You don't say if you have kids or not but if you did, one option would be to drive the first day to Green Bay and stay at the Tundra Lodge & Waterpark. That's about ~4 hours or so and it would be about 4 -5 hours on the second day from GB to Mackinaw.

That route takes you slightly out of your way but not by much and it breaks the drive into two more equal parts.

www.tundralodge.com/water-park-arcade-en.html

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5. Re: Itinerary for road trip from Minneapolis to Michigan

They probably already made the trip.

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6. Re: Itinerary for road trip from Minneapolis to Michigan

Oops

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7. Re: Itinerary for road trip from Minneapolis to Michigan

This was very helpful. We were in a soup and it helped. Any other place apart from Green Bay.

We are returning back from Mackinaw City Sunday evening and maybe could use Monday morning before reaching Minneapolis.

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