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Marquette Maritime Museum

300 Lakeshore Blvd., Box 1096, Marquette, MI
906-226-2006
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Ranked #8 of 11 attractions in Marquette
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 25, 2013
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Wisconsin
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204 reviews 204 reviews
49 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

A little small but great place to spend a few hours while in the area. Very knowledgeable staff. Great place to do some research about maritime events in the area. Light house area was great to see. Nice grounds by the lake.

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Solomon, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We learned a lot about the area at this museum. They have 3 of the most beautiful Fresnel lens on display. We were not able to go to the light house because of the restoration work that was going on. I think they could have decreased the fee because of this.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My friend and I stopped in here on a rainy morning while visiting Marquette. The museum was very kid-friendly, and we learned so much!

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Boyne City, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Great place to spend an hour and checking out all the exhibits about Great Lakes maritime history. Don't expect any multimedia engagement but they have some nice artifacts on display.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Unless you are a lighthouse and shipwreck enthusiast, I would do Presque isle, town and sugar loaf mountain first. Then, for $9 a person, I would do this. The lighthose tour takes 40 minutes and museum about the same. You can not go into the light room but you can explore everything else in the working lighthouse. The museum discusses... More

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Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our whole family enjoyed a visit to the Museum. Our Kids really enjoyed the scavenger hunt. I liked that it made them slow down and look at the stuff carefully to find the clues. The Highlight of this was getting to go out to the Lighthouse. They are in the process of restoring the Lighthouse but it was so cool... More

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Wauseon, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very nice, small museum with lots of local history. If you want to tour the lighthouse ... you must go through the museum.

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Upper Peninsula
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is a nice little museum with some nautical pieces that are interesting and educational. Perception is that if you are a sailor and/or love maritime history or items associated with the Great Lakes then you will enjoy this attraction very much. If you can take or leave such memorabilia and history then you will probably leave with the response... More

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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The UP is more than scenic vistas and this little museum reminds us of the history of men and women who have sailed these dangerous lake waters for over 100 years. The museum is sort of old fashioned in that there are artifacts with printed information and stories about the artifacts rather than jazzy interactive displays, but the exhibits capture... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We went to this museum a couple of years ago. It's small but packed full of history and memorabilia.

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