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Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum

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Address: Saint Ignace, MI
Phone Number: 9066438620
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The memorial chronicles the story of the 17th-century missionary-explorer,...

The memorial chronicles the story of the 17th-century missionary-explorer, and his contributions to both the French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness.

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Stop by here while in Straights Park

There isn't a lot to see, but it's worth a stop. You'll find Father Marquette tributes and info in several places in and around Mackinac Island.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
SpringFaith74
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Springboro, Ohio
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Lafayette
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Make sure you come before the season is over or everything will be closed . Was able to look at part of the Memorial , but not all of it

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Springboro, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

There isn't a lot to see, but it's worth a stop. You'll find Father Marquette tributes and info in several places in and around Mackinac Island.

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Thank SpringFaith74
Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

There is a nice covered area with info on Father Marquette. The really isn't that much info though. Farther back there is a very nice scenic overlook.

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We saw the sign for the place while driving around sightseeing and decided to stop. Turned out to be a nice memorial and it has some maps of Father Marquette's travels. You push a button and the sound system plays a recording telling the Father Marquette story. Worth it for me.

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Warren, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The memorial is very nice, but the presentations might need a wipe-down or replacement. I like the walk. I thought the presentation did a nice job of explaining who Father Marquette was.

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Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Nice big park and a short hike to the memorial and a bit longer to the overlook. The french priest and explorer is credited with being the earliest explorer in the area. As a missionary he learned the local languages, Apparently there was also a museum about his past, and it burned in 2000. The park is very nice, it... More 

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Milford, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I have read about Father Marquette a long time ago and had forgotten how important he was to the State of Michigan and particularly the native people of the north. This is a great refresher of a great first time infusion of history.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Always enjoy stoping by Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum in Saint Ignace MI! Another favorite place!

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

This exhibit really brings to life the history of both Fr Marquette and the French Jesuits who were the first European explorers to reach the Straits area. When the excellent views of the bridge are added in its a very pleasant way to spend 30-40 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

A simple explanation about the importance! He was evidently the Lewis and Clark of the Great Lakes. Visited the exhibit and heard his story as well as seeing the route mapped of his exploration. Another great view of bridge when you walk path and climb the stairs! Well done, precise and understandable.

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