Quality Inn Lakefront
1021 N. State Street
Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906) 643-7581
Fax: (906) 643-8573
Open seven days a week, from mid-May through mid-October, Castle Rock "rises almost 200' above the surrounding area like an ancient castle of the middle ages," providing a fantastic view of Mackinac Island and Lake Huron.
"See for yourself why most of their 1 million visitors return year after year" to experience the unusual sensations that occur within its boundaries. Besides the guided tours of the world-famous Mystery Spot, stay and have more fun at the maze and a custom designed 18-hole mini-golf course.
Best sellers, large print books, videos, DVDs, books on tape and CD, music CDs, newspapers, magazines, genealogical resources, public use computers with Internet access, summer reading programs and more are available at the St. Ignace Public Library.
Dedicated to North American folk hero Paul Bunyan, is his larger-than-life statue near Castle Rock. Located on the Mackinac Trail, America's favorite lumberjack poses with his sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox. Unlike other Paul Bunyans spread abundantly in Michigan, this one is seated and therefore a great photo opportunity.
In an attempt to pay homage and tribute to the life and works of the French priest and explorer Jacques Marquette, the Father Marquette National Memorial was established on December 20, 1975. The memorial is located at Strait State Park, in the vicinity of St. Ignace. Although the Marquette Memorial Museum was devastated by a fatal fire in 2000, the current one comprises of several exhibits and a 15-station interpretative track. The memorial can be visited daily from Memorial Day to Labour Day, and the timings are 9:30a to 5:00p.
Established in 1950, the Deer Ranch in St. Ignace is North America's oldest whitetail deer exhibit. Featuring dozens of live whitetails, white whitetails and even albino deer, the place has been thriving for more than six decades as of today. The facility also features a gift shop that sells artifacts made out of deerskin, like the moccasins, of which they display a large collection. Extremely interesting to visit for adults and kids alike, the place is difficult to miss with the giant ceramic leaping deer marking its entrance. Come, meet, play with and feed some of the most peaceful animals on the planet!
Located in the state's Upper Peninsula, St. Ignace Mystery Spot is a popular tourist destination. Take a guided tour of this place past mysterious and bizarre effects, optical illusions and gravity-defying objects. Attractions include a miniature golf course, zip line ride and winding maze. Experience the physical oddities that contradict science and ask your guide about the legend behind the origin of the spot.
Located just past the Grand Hotel at Surrey Hills Carriage Museum, the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory's specially-designed all-glass butterfly greenhouse with lush plants is surrounded by hundreds of butterflies, dancing around you to gentle instrumental music.
The Mackinac Island State Park was the first area to be declared a state park in the state of Michigan. Visit the Mackinac Island and discover some beautiful flora and fauna along its thick forests, limestone formations and untouched beaches. A feature unique to the park is that no automobiles allowed in the park territory so visitors will have to make their way around on horseback, on foot or by cycling.
A military compound founded during the American Revolution "that holds significant history spanning several centuries," Fort Mackinac was once occupied by 18th-century British Redcoats and 19th-century American soldiers. Situated on a southern bluff of Mackinac Island, towering 150 feet above the Straits of Mackinac, Fort Mackinac's interpreters depict U. S. Army soldiers from this same period, dressed in distinctive Prussian-inspired uniforms. Fort Mackinac is open seven days a week.
Connecting the Upper and Lower Lake Michigan Peninsulas, the Mackinac Bridge is the third longest suspension bridge in the world. Spanning a total of 26,372 feet, the bridge connects Mackinac City and St Ignace.
Guiding wayward ships through the Straits of Mackincac from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ensured vessels safety from 1890 until it was decommissioned in 1957. The tower is approximately 58 feet (17 meters) tall and features a fourth-order Fresnel lens, which can be seen up to 16 miles (25 kilometers) away. Visitors can learn more about the rich history of this lighthouse through one of the many walking tours offered every 15 minutes throughout the day.