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Observation Tower – Mission Point Resort

Observation Tower and Exhibits

Five floors of historical exhibits and the best view on the island. The exhibits cover the diverse history of Mission Point Resort and Mackinac Island.

There is also an exhibit on the film Somewhere in Time, which was primarily filmed on Mission Point property. (Insider info: Be sure to check out 1) the theater where you can see where Christopher Reeve sat in the theater scene, and 2) the real Hollywood Sound Stage on property that was used during filming)

The actual tower portion of the museum is dedicated to the history of the maritime aspects of Mackinac Island and the Great Lakes. Exhibits including shipping over the Great Lakes, Great Lakes shipwrecks, construction of the Mackinac Bridge, and the lighthouses of the Great Lakes.

As you climb the tower, you are also in for the very best view of the island, bridge and surrounding lighthouses that Mackinac Island has to offer.

Open Daily: $5.00 Adult / $2.50 Child (12 and under)

Complimentary to Mission Point guests.

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Caddywampus

Caddywampus. A good kind of crazy.

Our goal is to have a little something for everyone and most importantly things that will make you and others smile. Our store is full of wonderfully quirky items for you to give, and fun stuff for you to keep. Judging from the chuckles we hear around the store we have achieved our aim!

It’s the place to shop for eco-friendly gifts, hip home décor, paper goods, cool baby shower gifts and very funny books. Stretch those brain cells with our puzzles and games; re live your childhoods with our retro toys and enjoy all the products for fun in the kitchen and at the office. Don’t forget your four legged friends; we’ve got them covered too.

We have assembled an amazing array of products to bring a little something special to your day and hope that you can stop by and hang out for a while.

Happy shopping!

Located on Main Street underneath the Main Street Inn and Suites Hotel.

Open May through October.

Caddywampus
498 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
231-881-3972

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Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

Little Luxuries is a little shop on Mackinac Island. We carry lovely gifts and hope you find something for yourself!

Our storefront is open May through October.

Little Luxuries is a sweet little shop in the center of downtown on Mackinac Island. We sell what we love… pretty candles, luxurious soaps, handbags, stationary, home decor, vintage pieces, and so much more.

We carry a little bit of everything!

Stop by and see us, we would love to chat with you and make you feel at home.

Located Under the Lilac Tree Hotel, Mackinac Island.

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island
7372-107 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-9980

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Tuesday September 18th, 2018 - 4:28 am

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

Fall flowers are here on Mackinac! Can’t wait for these beauties to bloom 🌻 ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 14th, 2018 - 3:02 pm

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

Shop with us today til 10pm and enjoy Michigan-made treats!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wish I was there!

Wish I was there!

I love this store so much!!

Saturday September 8th, 2018 - 1:41 pm

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

Purchase one of our locally made book marks! $1 is donated back to the Mackinac Island Public School Book Fund! ... See MoreSee Less

Purchase one of our locally made book marks! $1 is donated back to the Mackinac Island Public School Book Fund!

Wednesday September 5th, 2018 - 5:12 am

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

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We love September on Mackinac!

 

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Can’t wait to be there in a few short weeks 💕

I love this place to sit. The view is breathtaking and serenity is yours.

Us too! It's the best time of year to us!!

See yas tomorrow

Norma Israels here is another.

One of my Many favorite views😍!!!

Holds so many dear memories

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Sunday September 2nd, 2018 - 6:42 pm

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

A busy holiday weekend! We’re open til 10pm tonight!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
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Fort Mackinac and Historical Sites

 
While on Mackinac Island take some time to explore the island’s rich historical heritage. Enjoy live re-enactments of the soldier’s lives at Fort Mackinac, perched high on a bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Step inside the buildings of Historic Downtown Mackinac and experience a time that isn’t so long gone, at least not on Mackinac Island.

Smell hearty stew cooking over an open hearth; run your hands over wool strands on a spinning wheel; hear the clanging of a blacksmith’s hammer as steel meets steel, and then try it yourself. Take time to smell the herb garden; ask questions; see original 18th-century French-Canadian architecture; hear the story of an accidental shooting that lead to a groundbreaking medical discovery. It all happened here—in these actual buildings. Make your story as unique as these buildings and the many experiences within them.

Fort Mackinac is open for the 2015 season from May 4 to October 28.

For complete information on the historical sites on Mackinac Island, as well as events and ticket sales, visit the Mackinac State Historic Parks website or call 906-847-3328.

Little Stone Church
The Union Congregational Church on Cadotte Avenue is well-known at the Little Stone Church of Mackinac Island. This historic church was built in 1904 using local fieldstone. The Little Stone Church welcomes both residents and visitors to Sunday worship services. The beautiful field stone church also serves as a perfect setting for weddings. In 2016 they are [...] more...

McGulpin House
The McGulpin House is a gable-roofed French Canadian “pièce sur pièce, à queue d`ronde” (squared horizontal logs with dovetail corners) structure. It was moved from its east-end location behind Ste. Anne’s (“Lot 14”) to its present location in 1982. Based on its construction techniques, it is clear that the house was probably built around 1780, [...] more...

Biddle House
The exact date of construction of the Biddle House is not known. The lot was first owned by John Ogilvy, briefly sold to John Campbell, and then to Robert Dickson. The building is first documented in 1797, but may date to as early as the 1780s. A one and a half story, gable-roofed structure, [...] more...

Benjamin Blacksmith Shop
The Benjamin Blacksmith Shop was located on the west end of Market Street (just past Cadotte Avenue, on the south side on “Benjamin Hill.”). Originally known as “Star Blacksmith Shop,” it was sold by William Jackson to Robert Benjamin and Frank Cummins in 1885. In 1900 Robert’s sixteen year old son Herbert took over operation [...] more...

American Fur Company Store and Dr. Beaumont Museum
The Straits of Mackinac was a center of the fur trade from the late 1680s. Beginning in 1815 activity was centered in John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company (AFC). The company agent’s home, clerks’ quarters and warehouse were located at the center of Market Street. There furs were processed and trade goods assembled. The Retail Store [...] more...

Mission Church
Mission Church has been restored to its 1830’s appearance. Walk up and down the aisles and see the restored church in its 1830’s-era glory. Open a pew door and sit inside, enjoying the peace and quiet of a church from the past. Each family had their own pew, as evident when entering this [...] more...

Fort Mackinac
Inside the stately stone walls it’s a different time. The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military training and battles to medical treatments to family life within the fort. More than just a military outpost, Fort [...] more...

Mackinac Island Historical Sites Map

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Doud’s Market

Doud’s Market is a family-owned grocery store since 1884.

We try our best to serve the community with fresh produce, meats, beer, wine, liquor, pizza, deli, coffee, and much more!

Don’t forget to visit our ‘grab n go’ section!

Grab a sandwich and enjoy the views of Mackinac in the park or biking around the island.

Homemade bread made daily!

Open daily 7:30am-11pm

Doud’s Market
7200 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3444

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Monday September 17th, 2018 - 1:51 pm

Doud's Market

The official flowers of fall have been planted!!! 🍂

#ShopAtDouds #DoudsYearRound
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The official flowers of fall have been planted!!!  🍂

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I can't wait to see them!

Wish my sister and I were there. We love Doud’s

Love the F.O. the S.! Love the flowers of the season!

Pretty flowers - I’ll take the bright pink ones!

I’ll be stopping by Wednesday or Thursday! Can’t wait to be on the Island again!

Best looking storefront on the island!

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Sunday September 16th, 2018 - 8:28 am

Doud's Market

Psssst. Dennis Wenzel AND Jill Bee. You’re our winners!!! We’re sending you BOTH $20 gift certificates. Please DM us with contact info. 🙌🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

Psssst. Dennis Wenzel AND Jill Bee. You’re our winners!!!  We’re sending you BOTH $20 gift certificates. Please DM us with contact info. 🙌🏽

 

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Shop at DOUDS.

Congrats

Yay!!!

Saturday September 15th, 2018 - 6:24 am

Doud's Market

Wake up, Mackinac. We’re ready when you are. #ShopAtDouds #DoudsYearRound

Market hours: 7:30-midnight daily.
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Wake up, Mackinac. We’re ready when you are. #ShopAtDouds #DoudsYearRound

Market hours: 7:30-midnight daily.

 

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I am on my way!

Brilliant!

Delish!

Id love one w/o the glaze.

Looks delicious!!!

These are really good Doud’s ..yum

Please pass the rolls!

SHOP AT DOUDS.

See you in October 🍩☕️

Do you have cinnamon rolls year round?

Pure torture! I am out on my island and you are up on yours! Is there a way to put the two together and get me a cinnamon roll?

Save me one! on my way!

Yummy!! Now I'm in the mood for cinnamon rolls - guess I'll have to make some tomorrow since it's too far to come and get one at your store!

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Saturday September 15th, 2018 - 12:31 am

Doud's Market

Another day done. See you all at 7:30 for a cinnamon roll. Who’s with us??

#ShopAtDouds #DoudsYearRound #MackinacAfterDark
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Another day done. See you all at 7:30 for a cinnamon roll.  Who’s with us??

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Oooh I was first in line for that wonderful gooey roll when I stayed at the Chippewa the week of July 4! - and I was JUST across the street ! Soo .easy to hve more than one that week! Ha

I wish i was there......

The are so gooood!

Rain check!!! 😋

Friday September 14th, 2018 - 3:27 pm

Doud's Market

Kicking off a gorgeous weekend on Mackinac with a $20 gift certificate!! Comment below with a friend who you hope will win!! Tag now through tomorrow at 10pm and thanks for being a fan of Doud’s!

#ShopAtDouds #DoudsYearRound
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Kicking off a gorgeous weekend on Mackinac with a $20 gift certificate!!  Comment below with a friend who you hope will win!! Tag now through tomorrow at 10pm and thanks for being a fan of Doud’s!

#ShopAtDouds  #DoudsYearRound

 

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Not affiliated with FB. Gift certificate not valid on liquor, tobacco, or lottery purchases. Must be 18 to win. Like our page and tag now through 10pm ET, September 15.

Walt Perry coming back in 2 weeks ♡

Tiffanie A. Lawdog we’ll be there in two weeks!!!

Beth, I hope you win this and we can buy some tasty treats for our upcoming girls weekend! ❤️❤️ tag a friend!

Dom Miller we can use this for one of the daily trips we make there!

Patti LaPine, we can spend it in October.

My hubby Skip Pauley & I sure would enjoy using this on some of your great deli items when we're there in 2 weeks!

Scott P. Richert

Travis Mitchell then we'd have to go! 😁😅

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Ally Velderman our visit in just a few

Ally Velderman our visit in just a fee

See you next weekend!!! Deb Harper Hartung

Kim Kolatski

Tracy Lynn Cowell

Debra Fisher

Lorne Cowell

Sierra Kompsi Cowell

Trisha Lefebre I hope you win so we can enjoy our delicious picnic lunch from Doud's in a few weeks!

Carly Mindykowski So we can buy treats!!!

Lauren LeHue for your trip 🙂

Todd VanderVelde

Hunter Metternich

Sharolyn Macomber Metternich

Patti Austin - we can use it for the deli ❤

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