We saw the sign for the place while driving around sightseeing and decided to stop. Turned out to be a nice memorial and it has some maps of Father Marquette's travels. You push a button and the sound system plays a recording telling the Father Marquette story. Worth it for me.
Nice big park and a short hike to the memorial and a bit longer to the overlook. The french priest and explorer is credited with being the earliest explorer in the area. As a missionary he learned the local languages, Apparently there was also a museum about his past, and it burned in 2000. The park is very nice, it...
I have read about Father Marquette a long time ago and had forgotten how important he was to the State of Michigan and particularly the native people of the north. This is a great refresher of a great first time infusion of history.
A simple explanation about the importance! He was evidently the Lewis and Clark of the Great Lakes. Visited the exhibit and heard his story as well as seeing the route mapped of his exploration. Another great view of bridge when you walk path and climb the stairs! Well done, precise and understandable.
This museum is not overwhelming with data, but gives a concise history with highlights and descriptions of local buildings that explain well the French and native settlement of this area and its impact on the culture.