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St. Ignace is located on the north shore of the Straits of Mackinac in Mackinac County.  It is the third oldest city in the United States. St. Ignace was founded by Father Maquette in 1671, and named for St. Ignatius of Loyola.  St. Ignace is the Mackinac County seat. Population:  2,568.  City Hall:  396 N. State St., St. Ignace, MI 49781, (906) 643-8545

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ATTRACTIONS:  Amusement Parks, Casinos, Farms & Mills, Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Museums, Planetariums, Tours, Waterfalls, Wineries, and Zoos

Deer Ranch [Zoos], W1540 West US 2, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-7760

Father Marquette Memorial Scenic Site, St. Ignace, MI 49781. Approximate Size: 58 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 643-8620. This historic state park hosts the national memorial that honors the Jesuit priest who established Michigan's first permanent settlement. Today, Father Marquette is recognized as one of the great explorers of the North American continent. On a rise overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, the Father Marquette National Memorial pays homage to this 17th-century missionary-explorer and the meeting of French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness.Sadly, the Father Marquette Museum building was destroyed in a fire on March 9, 2000. Current attractions include the National Memorial, an outdoor interpretive trail, picnicking and a panoramic view of the Mackinac Bridge. The site is jointly administered with the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries and is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Fort deBuade Indian Museum, 334 North State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906)  643-6622. The newest of the fort museums covering pre-contact French, English and American periods and the Indians in this area. It was the first Fort Michilimackinac built in 1681 to protect the fur traders. Watch history come to life with the largest collection of artifacts of this region. Military and Indian weapon collection.

Kewadin Shores Casino - St. Ignace, 3039 Mackinac Trail, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-7071. Kewadin Casino, St. Ignace, more commonly known as "The Shores" is located on Mackinac Trail and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The recently built casino includes a 25,000 square foot gaming floor featuring slots and table games, a 30,000 square foot entertainment area, an 81-room on-site hotel, the 225 seat Horseshoe Bay Restaurant, the 125-seat Northern Pines Lounge, the Whitetail Sports bar, and the Campfire Deli. Choose from Vegas style gaming including Blackjack, Poker, Let It Ride, Roulette, Craps, 3 Card Poker, Live Keno, and over 900 slot machines. Other amenities include a shuttle service to and from area motels, valet parking, handicap parking, Northern Rewards Players Club membership, and a Gift Shop. Hotel accommodations can also be made at the Kewadin Casino Lakefront Inn. Motor coach tours are more than welcome! St. Ignace is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula with Mackinac Island and the beautiful Mackinac Bridge in its reach!

Marquette Mission Park & Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 North State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-. A national historic landmark, this museum interprets the rich  archaeology and history of a 17th century Huron Indian village,  Marquette's French Jesuit Mission, and local Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian  traditions and contemporary culture. Exhibits, continuous videos, and  live demonstrations by nature interpreters all help visitors explore  this exciting chapter of the straits area history.

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Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve, 560 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906 643-8717

Totem Village [Museums, Art & Craft Galleries, Gift Shops], .W1106 US-2, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-8888

Weird Michigan Wax Museum [Museums, N 895 Martin Lake Road, Moran Township, MI 49781, Phone: (906 ) 643-8380

DINING 0UT:  Breweries, Dinner Trains & Cruises, Restaurants, and Wineries

Chinese & Thai Restaurant [Chinese & Thai Cuisine Restaurants], 416 North State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-4723

Hillside House Restaurant, 1040 State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-8228

Mackinac Fish Market Inc [Seafood Restaurants], 109 West Elliott Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-7535

PLACES TO STAY:  Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins & Cottages, Condominiums, Historic Inns, Hotels & Motels, Resorts and Vacation Homes

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Aunt Mary's Place [Cabin & Cottage Rental], 639 South State Street, Saint Ignace, Michigan 49781, Phone: (906) 298-0157

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Point La Barbe Inn, [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Hotels & Motels] W1374 US-2, St. Ignace, Michigan 49781, Phone: (906) 643-8566, Email: stay@ptelabarbeinn.com

Kewadin Shores Casino - St. Ignace, 3039 Mackinac Trail, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-7071.

Tradewinds Motel [Hotels & Motels], 1190 North State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-9388

Rainbow's End [Cabin & Cottage Rental], 1487 W. US-2, Saint Ignace, Michigan 49781, Phone: (248) 693-8931

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:  Business, Civic, Clubs, Colleges, Fraternal, Independent Schools, Political, Public Schools, Religious, Social,  Universities, Veteran, etc.

Michigan Tree Farm System, 501 Norway Street, Grayling, MI 49738, (989) 348-9319

Michigan Underwater Preserves Council [Underwater Preserves, Scuba Diving], 560 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (800) 970-8717, We promote diving and conservation of the shipwrecks in the 11 underwater preserves and Great Lakes. These shipwrecks have been under water for many years, and are often found in good condition, even after being submerged for 100+ years.

Saint Ignace Chamber of Commerce [Chambers of Commerce], 560 N. State St., Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (90^ 643-8717

Upper Peninsula Online [Internet Business Directory], 3980 Curtisville Rd., South Branch, MI 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416

INDOOR & OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Beaches, Biking, Boating, Bowling, Camping, Dog-sledding, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Kayaking, ORVing, Nature & Parks, Scuba Diving & Snorkling, Skating & Hockey, Skiing, Sports Rentals, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing.

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E.U.P. Fishing Charters [Sport Fishing Charters], 314 Murray Street, St Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (251) 504-1046

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Michigan Underwater Preserves Council [Underwater Preserves, Scuba Diving], 560 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (800) 970-8717, We promote diving and conservation of the shipwrecks in the 11 underwater preserves and Great Lakes. These shipwrecks have been under water for many years, and are often found in good condition, even after being submerged for 100+ years.

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Sports Connection [Canoe & Kayak Rentals], 274 South State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-0551

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Straits Scuba Center [Scuba Diving Shops, Scuba Diving Charters], 587 N. State St., St. Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (810) 240-4320

Straits State Park, St. Ignace. Phone Number: (906) 643-8620. I-75 North to US 2 east to Church St. South 1/4 mile to park. Straits State Park has fantastic views of the Mackinac Bridge and the boat traffic going under the bridge on the Straits of Mackinac from the trails, campground or the viewing platform. The park has a picnic area, playground and waterfront area along Lake Huron. Mackinac Island is the featured attraction in the area located four miles across Lake Huron. There are three ferry lines servicing to the island. There are gift shops and restaurants in St. Ignace. Many campers leave their trailers at the park and make day trips up to Tahquamenon Falls (80 miles) and to the Soo Locks (50 miles). St. Ignace is known for its antique auto show on the last weekend in June and the Labor Day Bridge Walk held every Labor Day on the Mackinac Bridge. The nearest boat launch is in downtown St. Ignace, 1/2 mile away. Fishing is allowed on the shore of Lake Huron, with the best fishing located west of the Mackinac Bridge. The water is too shallow in front of the park for good shore fishing.

SERVICES:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.

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Mackinac Properties & Vacation Rentals [Real Estate Agencies], 226 N. State St., St. Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-9242

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St Ignace Barber Shop [Barber Shops], 740 US Highway 2 W, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-0366

SHOPPING:  Antique Shops & Flea Markets, Art & Craft Galleries, Florists, Gift Shops, Outlet Malls, Shopping Centers, Shopping Districts, and Specialty Shops

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Totem Village [Museums, Art & Craft Galleries, Gift Shops], .W1106 US-2, Saint Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: (906) 643-8888

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