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Address: 1346 Bluff St., Muskegon, MI
Phone Number: 231-755-1230
Description: Tour the USS Silversides, a WWII sub that sank 23 enemy ships in one day.

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miller & Seager

I respect all of the all of the armed forces and to sea what these men protected our country with looking and seeing all of the ships and subs that they sunk or severely damaged... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
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Scottville, Michigan
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Scottville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I respect all of the all of the armed forces and to sea what these men protected our country with looking and seeing all of the ships and subs that they sunk or severely damaged what these men put there life on the line with so I salute you all and thank you for all you do

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

On the north shore of Muskegon, Michigan's lovely sandy beach is the US Naval Museum, the submarine Silver Sides, and a Coast Guard Cutter. Both adults and children will be awed by the size of the submarine where 99 guys lived for an extended time. The unique places where the cooks stored the food will wow visitors. The museum building... More 

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Westland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We loved the museum and felt the entry fee was fair. My guys loved the sub tour, you can take a guided tour for no extra fee or walk in alone. The museum itself was very nice and well laid out, very interesting historical facts and artifacts!

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I took my young daughter to the museum the day before we went to Michigan's Adventure. We had a really good time climbing around the sub and coast guard cutter. The museum was not busy, so it was nice to be able to roam around without being pushed by people behind us. Most of the interesting things (to me) were... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We toured the museum and the USS Silversides because a family friend served two and a half years on that sub during WWII. I agree that admission is pricey, but it was worth it to us. The museum is relatively small but gives an excellent overview of WWII, as well as touching on the technology behind submarines. Given the relatively... More 

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Ada, Mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We spent 2 hours at the museum including the tour of the USS Silversides. The admission withe tours seems a bit pricey but I think the tour of the submarine was worth it. People who have difficulty with stairs/ladders should not do the tour. Also the hatch doors are original so they are small. The history may be lost with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Everything in the Museum was very interesting, although there was a lot of reading it was good, we wish there would have been more to actually look at (displays) to take the tour on the submarine was kind of expensive.

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Piqua, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Allow a couple of hours to take it all in! Seemed a little pricey at first but it was worth the money.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you like history about the war you will want to include a stop at the museum and also tour the inside of the Silverside when you are in the area. The fee is reasonable and you can take your time viewing the sub to try and imagine what it was like to be onboard during the action. It's amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

This is really worth a visit if you are in this area. The submarine SILVERSIDE is an excellent tour and really makes you wonder how the men that ran it didn't go crazy. The museum is also very good. So glad we stopped!!!!!

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