Mackinac Island Tourism

Mackinac Island (/ˈmækᵻnɔː/ MAK-in-aw) is an island and resort area, covering 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) in land area, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The island was home to an Odawa settlement before European exploration began in the 17th century. It served a strategic position as a center on the commerce of the Great Lakes fur trade. This led to the establishment of Fort Mackinac on the island by the British during the American Revolutionary War. It was the site of two battles during the War of 1812. In the late 19th century, Mackinac Island became a popular tourist attraction and summer colony. Much of the island has undergone extensive historical preservation and restoration; as a result, the entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is well known for its numerous cultural events; its wide variety of architectural styles, including the famous Victorian Grand Hotel; its fudge; and its ban on almost all motor vehicles. More than 80 percent of the island is preserved as Mackinac Island State Park.


Mackinac Island is an island on Lake Huron in the state of Michigan in the United States. This island is a complete family destination with beautiful vistas and chateaus, carriage rides, horse riding, boating, shopping and great food & drinks. Activities in Mackinac Island include: Water Sport Activities like fishing, kayaking, boating, or enjoying a romantic sunset cruise; Visiting historic sites & museums like British Landing, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, Horse in History Museum, Original Butterfly House and Insect World and Surrey Hills Carriage Museum; Visiting state parks and playgrounds like Mackinac Island State Park, Fort Holmes and Fort Mackinac; Going around the town in horse carriages which offered narrated sightseeing tours right from the downtown to Surrey Hills, Arch Rock, and Fort Mackinac.


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  • Where is the new William Beaumont Memorial located? Is it near Fort Holmes? Please give me the street names where it is located. Thank you for your time.

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    • There isn't much information available regarding the Beaumont Memorial on Mackinac Island. It is recommended that you ask the locals around as they might prove to be of the best help.  

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