St. Louis, Michigan: Mini Mackinac Bridge

When it is open, you can walk across it for a dollar. Complete with mini-upper and lower Michigan peninsulas, and mini-Great Lakes as well.
Address:
8200 N. Begole Rd, St. Louis, MI
Directions:
US Hwy 127 exits 127 or 127A. Drive east on Hwy 46 for one mile. Once you cross Begole Rd, make the next left, past the car dealership, onto an unnamed mini-street into a storage facility. The bridge will be up ahead, on the right.
Hours:
Closed for winter. (Call to verify)
Phone:
989-681-4315
RA Rates:
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Mini Mackinac Bridge

The Mini Mac bridge is back in our ownership now and will be closed for the winter, and then under minor repairs and painting next summer, but will be open. There will not be a cost to cross over it or feed the fish. Enjoy it please, but respect the amount of work it takes to maintain it and keep it looking good. Your help is appreciated, thank you.

[Chris Darling, 10/25/2012]
Mini Mackinac Bridge. Mini Mackinac Bridge

The Mini Mackinac Bridge is still closed as of September 2012.

[Lisa Brown, 09/19/2012]

... but fortunately, still accessible for photographs from the side.

Mini Mackinac Bridge. Mini Mackinac Bridge

An interesting precursor to the real thing. The mini bridge can no longer be crossed since it has a "No Trespassing" sign buy it's still a fun little detour.

[Kim, 07/11/2010]
Mini Mackinac Bridge

Behind the Mini-Mac Storage facility, the proprietor has constructed a small scale replica of the Mackinac Bridge complete with upper and lower peninsulas, and a small pond representing lakes. There is a sign claiming that it costs a dollar to walk across, though when I was there there was no-one home to take my money. It has been there at least 11 yrs. It's silly, but if people actively search out muffler men, then this definitely deserves a nod.

[Colleen M., 06/19/2008]

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