Here are the most popular "must-see" attractions in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (see maps
for west, east, and Michigan):
[ Top Attractions | nearby Ontario | in Michigan]
American Sault Locks
While the first locks on the St Mary's River were built on the Canadian side in 1797, they were destroyed in the War of 1812. The American Sault Locks were completed in 1855 by the US Army Corp of Engineers, and are now designated a national Historic Site. Exhibits inlcude a working model of the ock, a theatre with historical films, atrifacts, charts and maps. The vistiors \centre is open mid-May to November.
Bay Mills Resort and Casinos (U.S.)
11386 Lakeshore Dr, Brimley Michigan,
20 minutes west of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
This casino combines the Northern beauty and hospitality with the fast paced action of a Las Vegas Casino. The casino is located where the St Mary's River meets Lake Superior. The area includes a world class hotel, with four different unique theme suites and rooms with jacuzzis, the finest dining around and two casinos. These Casinos include slot machines, table games, roulette, video horse racing and more.
Sault Ste. Marie
Open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. There are over 2,300 slot machines here, table games offered are Blackjack, Craps and Roulette. A poker room is also available from 6:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., Thursday to Sunday. Kewadin also offers award winning entertainment, a Native Art Gallery, a 300 room hotel and the Dreamcatcher's Restaurant.
Soo Lock Boat Tours
2 docks: 515 E Portage Ave, 1157 E Portage Ave
(906) 632-6301 1-800-432-6301
Travel through the famous "Soo Locks" with the large lake and ocean ships. During the tour you'll be raised and lowered 21 feet in the locks. Sunset tours (with dinner) go along the upper St Mary's River and Sugar Island's North Channel.. Tours May 15 to October 15, with reservations for dinner cruises required.
Tower of History
Johnston Street & Portage Ave
Soaring 210 feet above Sault Ste. Marie and the Soo Locks, the tower has observation platforms for visitors to get spectacular views and photos of the world's busiest inland shipping channel. The tower was originally built as a steeple for a church, but that project was abandoned mid-construction. Admission includes a ride up the express elevator and Native American exhibits that show clothing items, tools and ornaments used by the Indians. Admission: Adult $3.25, Child (6-16) $1.75, 5-Under FREE
red = downtown access from TCH | pink = express bypass