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Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum

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Address: 1680 Martin St, Bay City, MI 48706
Phone Number: 989 684-3946
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Vietname era destroyer

Great visit. Wandered all over the ship with a volunteer who had actually served on the ship during the Vietnam war.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

While in Michigan I thought my kids would like taking this tour. . .we drove over there but depute the website saying it was open and tours were giving 364 days a year the were closed. . .they could see it which they enjoyed but were bummed we couldn't tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great visit. Wandered all over the ship with a volunteer who had actually served on the ship during the Vietnam war.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visiting the USA Eidson is pretty cool. I have never been on a battle ship before and now there is one in my backyard! It's only 10$ for adults and if your lucky one of the original sailors maybe on board and tell you stories about their time on board

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Auburn, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My son and I toured the ship on a Monday in the early afternoon and thus we almost had the ship to ourselves. My son age 19, loved exploring the ship and poking around at our own place. I have MS thus walk with a cane and mobility can be an issue sometimes. The upper deck is curved thus makes... More 

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Troy. MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Self guided tour of battle ship used during the Vietnam war. Hard to fathom men living in such small space for a long period of time with the dangers of war. Made you appreciate what these men did for our freedom. The smell of the engine oil must make war veterans cringe. Great experience. Thank you to all the people... More 

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michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Decided to see the USS Edson with son and grandson. I thought the price would be a little lower for children. The staff is doing a fabulous job restoring this ship. I remember it when it came to Pearl Harbor during the Vietnam War. We happened to play ball against their team. It is a very historic ship that was... More 

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Waterloo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this great ship. We had an awesome tour guide, if there are enough volunteers there be sure to hook up with one of them. Much better than doing the self-guided. Our two boys 4 & 7 thought the ship was pretty cool too!

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Gaylord, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It's an old war ship. It is showing it's age but they are slowly restoring it. Kind of musty smelling to be expected. Lots of climbing up and down steep ladders and stairs and there are some tight spaces to squeeze in/out of. We had a self guided tour and were able to spend as much time in each section... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The USS Edson is a naval destroyer built in the 1950s and served in the Vietnam War. This museum is frequently not listed as a sight to see and for instance is not listed in the AAA tour books but is wonderful. Unlike other floating museums where you walk around on your own, an ex navy man takes you around... More 

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Urbana, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spent some awesome time exploring this ship on our own using the guide provided. The ship is very similar to the one my husband served on in the Navy so he especially enjoyed poking around. I learned more about his time and duties in the service. Seeing the Edson really makes you appreciate what our servicemen and women endure.... More 

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