Sault Ste Marie is a city located in Chippewa County, Michigan, United States of America. Sault Ste Marie is located on the Upper Peninsula of the state and is separated by its twin city of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada by St. Mary's River. Sault Ste Marie is also the county seat and has an area of 20.2 square miles and a population of 14.000 residents. The city is one of the oldest from the Midwest and was occupied by Native Americans even before the European settlement. It was founded in 1668, incorporated as a village in 1879 and reincorporated as a city in 1887. The name of the city - Sault Ste Marie can be translated as "the Rapids of Saint Mary".
Top Attractions within Sault Ste Marie
Museum Ship Valley Camp is an important museum you should not miss when visiting Sault Ste Marie. This is the largest maritime museum in the area. You can see and hear everything about the maritime history of Michigan thanks to exciting exhibits, aquariums, video presentations, artifacts and photographies. A guided tour of the attraction is great and, at the end of it, you can enjoy a nice meal on location and shopping in the museum's store for souvenirs.
Sault Ste Marie River of History Museum is located in one of the old post offices in town. The building was raised in the early 20th century and is now the home of a large exhibition of this Sault Ste Marie museum. The galleries include more that 5000 artifacts related to the hundred of years of history of St. Mary's River.
The Antlers Restaurant and Gift Shop is the perfect place to hit while in Sault Ste Marie, if you don't have to much time. You can take lunch or dinner in a cozy, loud and friendly space. The best things to try in this establishment? Ribs and fish. After a tasty meal, you can head directly to the store and save time while buying gifts and souvenirs for the loved ones.