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Marquette Maritime Museum

300 Lakeshore Blvd., Box 1096, Marquette, MI
906-226-2006
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in Marquette
Type: Specialty Museums
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Pentwater, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I can't pass up a chance to marvel at a Fresnel lens, and this museum has a 2nd order one! Very interesting diorama of the life-saving efforts when the lyle gun & breeches bouy were last used, in conjunction with one of the first rescues using a helicopter. And, other well-done exhibits of the commercial fishing & shipping history in... More

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Michigan, USA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A terrific museum regarding the Great Lakes history. Many relics from Great Lakes shipwrecks as you might expect. This museum would interest anyone who has lived near the great lakes states or Canada.

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Canton, Ohio, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
87 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The younger kids had a scavenger hunt and seek and find in the museum. It was interesting looking at the displays. A local man was captain of sub in pacific and the museum had a battle display of what he did in the battle of Leyte (spelling) Gulf. There is a lighthouse tour there to take also.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There were a few interesting items, however the majority was the same as in every maritime museum. I've been to better ones. The lighthouse was very disappointing. I'm a lighthouse enthusiast and this one was not restored since it was last used in the 1970's and had very little in it. The guide was a beginner who had not done... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stopped by on our way home. Weather was bad so we could not take the lighthouse tour. Was able to get some nice photos though. Nice place. We will be back.

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Grand Junction, CO
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed this tiny museum very much. We love history and the information on various aspects of maritime happenings on the Great Lakes. Well worth the time.

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Marquette, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The staff here is top notch and will gladly help you learn about the great Marquette maritime tradition. The lighthouse tour is a must. This represents a wonderful aspect of American history that should always be preserved.

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Columbus, Ohio
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Small but packed with local artifacts including very informative film and many local photos. Be sure to take the optional lighthouse tour if available to view on-going restoration efforts.

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Wisconsin
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265 reviews 265 reviews
63 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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