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The Grand Experience on Mackinac Island

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Join fellow Spartans at the Grand Hotel for the Grand Experience on Mackinac Island. Offered to MSU alumni 50 years or older, this tour allows you the opportunity to experience the Grand Hotel and the island of Mackinac in all its glory. Recognized as Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and third-generation, family-owned by the Musser family, the Grand Hotel is rich in history and a place where time moves at the pace of horse-drawn carriages and bicycles. Step away from it all and unwind in the warm hospitality that has been charming guests since 1887. Take part in traditions such as afternoon tea in the parlor, spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac from the world’s longest porch, nightly dancing in the Grand Ballroom, an old-fashioned horse drawn carriage ride of the island and other fun activities. The Grand Hotel offers exceptional accommodations, with each guest room uniquely decorated by interior designer Carleton Varney of Dorothy Draper & Co. in New York City.

Registration has closed. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, email Regina Cross at with the names of those that would like to register and a telephone number. If space becomes available you will be contacted