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Address: 100 Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
Phone Number: 313 852 4051
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Nice place with good information

This place has a lot of great information about the Detroit River and Belle Isle. It has models of boats going all the way back to Native Americans. Its very informative and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place has a lot of great information about the Detroit River and Belle Isle. It has models of boats going all the way back to Native Americans. Its very informative and really neat to look at. You get to go into the front of a ship and see how it works. There are some cool lighthouse lights to look... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Enjoyed this more than the other attractions on Belle Isle. The speaker/guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable! Would have like to have spent more time here. Being a native of the area, the history of the ships was very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

While researching our trip to Detroit, the nearby Conservancy was mentioned several times but the Dossin Great Lakes Museum wasn't and that is a shame. While the museum is free, be aware that entrance onto Belle Isle requires a Recreation Passport fee of $9 for out of state vehicles or $11 for Michigan vehicles. This is imposed by the Michigan... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised how nice and interesting this museum was. The Director of the museum spent quite a bit of time with us explaining the highlights of the museum. Their displays are quite interesting- especially the wood paneled smoking room with a gorgeous stained glass window from the City of Detroit III. There is an interesting exhibit relating to... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful weekend day trip for families. Exhibits are informative and well executed. Thoroughly enjoyable day. Pleasant and knowledgeable staff.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stumbled upon this recently renovated museum while visiting Belle Isle. It's a nice little museum about Detroit’s maritime history. Among the exhibits it features the S.S. William Clay Ford pilot house and the beautiful Gothic room from the S.S. City of Detroit III, ships no longer in service. The staff was very friendly and took time to talk to us... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

This museum is great for families. It is interactive, it keeps children engaged and interested. For adults, the exhibits are very informative and interesting. For those that love great lakes history I think will enjoy this museum immensely. The entrance inside the museum is beautiful!

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is located in an unassuming building on Belle Isle, an island park in the Detroit River. Renovated in 2013, the Dossin has modern exhibits on the history of the Detroit River and Great Lakes on the development of the Detroit area. Don't miss the SS William Clay Ford pilothouse, with great views of the Detroit... More 

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The kids loved this museum. We spent the afternoon there checking out all the different exhibits. The volunteers there were very helpful in answering questions and showing us around. Most things there were hands on which is good when you have little kids. There is even a pilothouse that was from a real freighter that you can go up in... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Edmund Fitzgerald exhibit is the highlight of this Museum. But the rest of the museum is well worth seeing. Come and learn more of what the Great Lakes are all about!

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Address: 100 Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
Phone Number: 313 852 4051
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit

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