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Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre

275 Steamboat Bay Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z9 , Canada
(705) 687- 2115
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Gravenhurst
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My boyfriend's grandfather volunteered at Grace and Speed until he passed away. I think he even worked up until a week before he passed - he loved it that much. Whenever we were with him, he would always talk about this place and would always educate us with really interesting information about steam engine boats. My knowledge of boats isn't... More

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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is an interactive 'museum' based on the steamships with other displays and is attractive to both the young and older segments of our society. Right now they are displaying the 'big band' era, highlighting Dunn's Pavilion in Bala as well as the permanent displays of the Segwun, background history of the development of the area and of course, the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visited after a steamer cruise on the RMS Segwun - see separate review :). As others say, the entrance fee is included in the cruise fee. Actually this is a really good way to spend an hour and a half. Good exhibits in the museum. My daughter liked the bridge and the harbour mock-up. I liked the speedboats dating from... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Don't ever book your wedding here. We ordered wine with dinner. No wine was served because there was no servers. Dishes weren't cleaned up after people ate. When asked about the wine they said no wine was ordered yet the frig was stocked with wine. Groomsmen had to cut and serve the wedding cake. No organization at all. Good thing... More

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London UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Really enjoyed this museum, which was both engaging and informative. The boats are beautiful, and the volunteer guides were really helpful. Much better than many larger museums!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A museum featuring the Muskokas of a by-gone age it is well worth spending an hour or so here prior to taking a cruise through Muskoka cottage country of today.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We held our son's Wedding Rehearsal Dinner July 2014 in the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre in Gravenhurst. The event was beyond our expectations! This location and its atmosphere provide a perfect place for people to mix and get to know each other. Our meal was catered by Fresh Kutz from Bracebridge and was excellent. The mix of staff from... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The price of admission was included in the cost of a trip on the RMS Segwun. So we weren't expecting much. We were were wrong! The museum is exceptional of its kind. Narratives clearly told for young and old. The initial highlight was the boathouse itself that contained beautifully restored boats, mostly on loan by the lucky and generous owners.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took a cruise so the admission was included but if not it is worth it. It explores the heritage of the area related to the ships and the resort hotels of years past.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is definitely worth seeing if you love the history of Muskoka. This will take you a couple of hours to truly enjoy.

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