Mackinaw City Trolley Tour
Climb aboard this old-style trolley to enjoy the unique Great Lakes experience that is the Village of Mackinaw City, Michigan.
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Group Prices Available
- Ages 13 and Up: $10.00
- Ages 5-12: $4.00
- Ages 0-4: $0.00
This 2.5-hour trolley tour is the perfect way to start your stay in the Straits area! While driving along in the trolley, a guide narrates the scenery and history that makes the area a sought-after destination, and on stops, visitors can walk around and explore each location as they learn about the most popular tourist city in Michigan. The tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off if desired.
The city’s story has always been one of transportation and of being a meeting place for hundreds of years. Many local landmarks illustrate where railroads, ships, and automobile travelers gathered in years past, and you will hear stories of a time long ago when the Native Americans walked the land in moccasins and built the earliest structures where the city now stands. In the past century, the city has transformed from a small fishing village to a busy and upbeat destination for many visitors. The history is part of what makes it such an interesting and exciting vacation spot.
On the tour, you can walk along a beach sidewalk within view of the Mackinac Bridge or visit the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, one of the few remaining castle-like lighthouses. Enjoy the stories of reporters, lighthouse keepers, and others who lived in the area. Learn the history of 200 shipwrecks in the icy Straits and the local divers who discovered 48 of them, and listen as the guide tells chilling stories of the destruction and discovery of those ships.
You can have your picture taken beside a 2000-pound anchor from the 1800s, or hear local lore at Colonial Michilimackinac, an 18th-century fort and fur trading village. The fort was reconstructed based on historic maps and over 50 years of excavations still continuing today, and it offers visitors a unique perspective from the palisade walls.
See the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, known as the “Queen of the Great Lakes,” and listen to the 62-year history of the World War II vessel. On the ship, you can visit the mess hall, captain’s quarters, bridge, engine room, and many others. Also, savor the delicacies available from the distinctly Mackinaw-flavored industry at a local fishhouse.
This tour allows visitors to the area to see the top destinations within Mackinaw City and to learn about the rich history of the city and nearby Mackinac Island!