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USS Silversides Submarine Museum

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Address: 1346 Bluff Street, Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone Number: 231-755-1230
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Most decorated WW11 Gato class afloat

This sub is awesome, you have to see it for yourself. The engines still run and are maintained. It does not go out anymore due to most likely coast guard regulations. But you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Steve-Julie-Michigan
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Michigan
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This sub is awesome, you have to see it for yourself. The engines still run and are maintained. It does not go out anymore due to most likely coast guard regulations. But you can go inside and tour it, and even more cool, you can stay overnight in it !! This is a floating museum, so there is a charge... More 

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Muskegon
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit to the museum was more educational then I expected. We learned alot. They have some hands-on things too. The tour of the submarine is a must. It's amazing to see how the men lived. Not something I would be able to do.

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Thank Kathy U
jackson mi
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We took our time walking thru the self guided tour of the museum. Lots of full color displays and hands on things. Very much worth your time.

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Thank millerlittlegirl
Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Never thought I would learn so much in 3 hours. Frankly my husband and I didn't think we would spend 3 hours in the museum but once we started....we were hooked. The museum itself is filled with all types displays, the outside of the building has several torpedos & props on display and the tour ends with you being able... More 

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Thank Vicky H
Muskegon, Michigan
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a must for anyone in 100 miles! You can learn so much about history and the conditions our soldier endured during WWII to keep us safe.

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Thank StaceaMcK
Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We took a very informative tour of the sub and then explored the rest of the museum. Our guide was great, he explained everything and even sounded off the different noises that go with subs. Definitely worth a stop.

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2 Thank 63Kathyd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed walking thru the USS Silversides and the museum was very nice. You should def check this out... there is something for everyone.

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1 Thank amy z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful piece of naval history. Well worth the price of admission. Plan on at least 3 to 4 hours to properly see it all. Steep ladders and strong diesel oil smell inside the sub. Well lit up inside

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Thank David R
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Not a cheap entrance fee, but worth it given the 3-in-1 attraction - and a small price to pay for preserving history. Part 1 - museum of all things submarine. Interactive and plenty of exhibits. Part 2 - tour of USS Silversides. A close up view of the harsh living conditions experienced by those onboard. Part 3 - tour of... More 

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Thank Tina992_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Tour the 2 ships and inside the museum. the sub is not as difficult as we imagined it would be. Most people will be able to do that. Lots of info on the war and the ships that actually accomplished much. Admission gives you choice of just the museum or with the ships

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