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Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum

1680 Martin St, Bay City, MI 48706
989 684-3946
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Bay City
Type: Museums
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

They are just fixing this ship up. My sister and I went and it was interesting...brought back my Navy days.

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Trufant, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

The ship has only been here just over a year so is a work in process. There is a great group of volunteers that are very knowledgeable about the ship. Worth the trip if you like military museums.

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Celina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

What should i say here........how about they let you crawl around on a sherman class destroyer all by yourself. They let you explore at your own pace and figure things out for yourself. I hope the volunteers keep up the good work and make it even better!!

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Alpena
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

For a town that built so many ships for the US Navy not to have one tied up along the pier is unthinkable. So Mike & Mary Kegley (sailors) & their compatriots wheedled, beleaguered. badgered and FINALLY after all their blood, sweat & tears got Uncle Sam to turn loose one of his Navy Ships! They're working on it as... More

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Illinois City, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Nice to tour the "Gray Ghost of the Vietnamese Coast". My husband served aboard this ship in the early 70's. Yes, she needs a lot of work and a lot of things have changed aboard her, but still a privilege to be able to see and tour her!! We hope to take some time and join a work crew in... More

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

It was so much fun touring the old destroyer! They are trying to restore it right now and its coming but needs a lot of work! Give them a hand by dropping by to see it and help pay for the restoration! Lots of cool souvenirs to buy too and the people are so friendly!

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

After many years of trying to get the ship, and get it settled in its permanent location in Bay City this is an amazing specimen of this class destroyer. There is so much planned to be done to get her in good order, but just seeing her and boarding for a great tour was an outstanding honor! This ship served... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The ship was moved last month to its permanent location, on the north bank of the river by Independence Bridge. More of the ship is open now. I even got a private tour by the committee Chairman. They hold ceremonies on the ship now also.

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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The ship is now in town, but is in a temporary location at Wirt Stone Docks in Essexville. The upper decks are open for visitors. The ship needs some work to get rid of the rust, but is worth seeing. They have people there who can tell you the history of the ship and some 'war stories'. You have to... More

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