Mackinac Island, Michigan: The Haunted Theater

Museum of monsters and mythical creatures, from the Manitou to the winged Ocryx, housed in 1885 theater.

7400 Main St, Mackinac Island, MI
On the island near the pier, between Astor St. and Hoban St.
May-Oct daily 11-8. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$7 per person.
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The Haunted Theater.

The Haunted Theater

The Haunted Theater stands out in downtown Mackinac Island. It is meant to look like an old haunted mansion, with a big Gothic chandelier hanging out front. The Haunted Theater is actually more of a museum than a theater, housing the rare and the ugly of the Mackinac Straits. The museum is filled with creepy, colorful, people-sized statues of creatures once thought to roam the island. The freaky looking things were all created by the owner/tour guide, who tells the funniest stories about them (one was meant to look like Dolly Parton). This is not a scary attraction -- you can totally bring little kids.

There's also a small fiberglass man outside the museum. He doesn't really fit into the museum, so the owner put him outside.

[Ben Perdue, 10/08/2015]

July 2021: Photo added.

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