Chippewa County International Airport, formerly the Kincheloe Air Force Base, is a public-use airport in Chippewa County, Michigan, United States. The aviation facility is situated 28 kilometres south of the central business district of Sault Ste. Marie, which it serves. Chippewa County International Airport is owned by the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation.
The city of Sault Ste. Marie is the county seat of the Chippewa County, situated on the north-eastern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, by the Canadian Border. Its twin city, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is across the St. Mary’s River. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan covers a total area of 52.21 square kilometres and in 2012 had an estimated population of 14,194.
What to see & do
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum - A one of a kind museum dedicated to the dangers of maritime transport on the Great Lake, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum exhibits artefacts from shipwrecks from the Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve, as well as the bell from the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald.
River of History Museum - Established in 1992, the River of History Museum was created by The Sault Ste. Marie Foundation for the purpose of preserving and promoting the history of the St. Mary's River System. The museum relays the complete history of the River, from its formation by the glaciers in the 20th Century. The galleries contain exhibits of local artefacts and information on the surrounding area, as explained by a self-monitored audio presentation.
Holy Name of Mary Pro-Cathedral - The Holy Name of Mary Pro-Cathedral is the original cathedral church for the Diocese of Marquette, located in Sault Ste. Marie. The cathedral, also known as St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, is one of the oldest Catholic parishes in the United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and the oldest Catholic Cathedral in Northern Michigan.
Soo Locks - The Soo Locks (also spelled Sault Locks, but still pronounced "soo") are a set of parallel locks located on the St. Marys River, allowing ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge connects the United States and Canada, and enables vehicular traffic to pass over the locks.
Lake Superior State University - Lake Superior State University is a small public university worth visiting in Sault Ste. Marie. The university is located on the former grounds of the second Fort Brady. It has a great hockey team and, thanks to the elevated campus, overlooks the wide St Mary's valley and the International Bridge to Canada.
How to get around
Local buses provide service throughout the city, with some buses having connections into Canada. Taxis are also a convenient way to get around.
How to get there
Chippewa County International Airport is served by Delta Connection, which operates scheduled passenger service to and from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Detroit. Detroit Metro Airport is a major international airport in the United States; travellers from other countries (such as from the Netherlands, France, Canada, Japan, England, and other parts of the USA) who wish to visit Sault Ste. Marie can fly to DTW and catch another flight to Chippewa County International Airport.
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