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Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum

1346 Bluff St., Muskegon, MI
231-755-1230
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Ranked #13 of 19 Attractions in Muskegon
Type: Military Museums
Traveler Description:  Step back into time and tour a WWII submarine and a Prohibition Era Coast Guard cutter. These vessels are the USS Silversides(SS236) and the... more »
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Westland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
68 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Jackson, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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303 reviews 303 reviews
157 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
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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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Indiana, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stopped here on our way to see the Muskegon Lighthouses. We didn't even know it was there until we stopped at the visitors center for directions to the lighthouse and she told us about it. We went in and paid the fee, $15 a person, and looked through the museum, it had several nice displays. We then went through... More

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New Smyrna, Fl
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Plan on spending several hours. Take it all in, you will love it. Tour the Silverside and the other ship. The museum is very informative and worth at least two hours

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