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Marquette Maritime Museum

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Address: 300 Lakeshore Blvd., Box 1096, Marquette, MI 49855
Phone Number: 19062262006
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Featuring a guided tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and the largest...
Featuring a guided tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and the largest collection of Fresnel lenses on the great lakes, the Marquette Maritime Museum provides an experience that is fun for the whole family. Learn about famous Coast Guard rescues while participating in scavenger hunts and other fun activities. Make a new memory with your family today at the Marquette Maritime Museum where history is fun!
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Great Stop for Parents and Children

Great museum. The kids loved the periscope in the lobby. They could not figure out how the optics worked. The kids also enjoyed the scavenger hunt and exhibits about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Tampa, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great museum. The kids loved the periscope in the lobby. They could not figure out how the optics worked. The kids also enjoyed the scavenger hunt and exhibits about the shipwrecks. We did not do the additional lighthouse tour, but it looked fun. Plan to spend an hour.

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Pardeeville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

stopped in at the maritime museum and thoroughly enjoyed it very educational, also they had information on the Edmund Fitzgerald which sunk in 1975.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Self guided museum, there was a short video telling some history of Lake Superior. The museum was small & cost I think $16 for 2 kids & 2 adults for the museum only. The lighthouse tour (additional fee) was scheduled later that afternoon (we already had other plans). We spent about 30 minutes there & my 10 & 12 year... More 

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Ashland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My hubby and I found many interesting facts about the Great Lakes that we were unaware of. Sad that we could not tour the lighthouse as the staff was short handed on the day of our visit.

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Marquette, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband and I took the lighthouse tour. We are from the U.P, and have seen this lighthouse many, many times. The guide did not have a lot of accurate information, but some of the information about Marquette and the lighthouse was correct and could of been expanded upon. There are many stories about the lighthouse which he did not... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cannot even imagine being a big water captain...this place has a treasure trove of information, artifacts,and historical significance from the perspective of visitors,and more so, from the ships and crews that have plied, and continue to navigate the crazy GREAT LAKES! We visited specifically because we have direct descendant family members that were ship captains and crew, that some of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I stopped by here on a Saturday just to walk around. We were happy to take the tour and learn so much about this lighthouse! The guide was so knowledgeable and answered every question we had, even about nearby cities! Very cool area!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our kayaking trip on Lake Superior was weathered out, so we went to explore this museum. The trip to the lighthouse was beautiful although the lighthouse is suffering from rain damage. This actually gives you a real feeling of the precarious weather of the Lakes region. I was very unfamiliar with this area and the role of the maritime. This... More 

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Ishpeming, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you have any interest in the Great Lakes Maritime History, this is a wonderful place to visit. The staff are friendly and helpful; the tour is interesting, and the visit to the Marquette Lighthouse is fascinating. I have visited several times, and I'm certain to go again.

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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had a very nice time well worth seeing.guide answered all questions.could see the coast guard station.

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