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Museum Ship Valley Camp

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Address: 501 East Water Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone Number: (906) 632-3658
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Great insight to Greatlakes

Neat set up and gives a great look at greek lakes shipping. The Edmond Fitzgerald Exhibit is a little chilling. But its worth seeing if you are looking for something to do in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Neat set up and gives a great look at greek lakes shipping. The Edmond Fitzgerald Exhibit is a little chilling. But its worth seeing if you are looking for something to do in town. You get to go outside onto the deck too and into the pilots house.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A great place to catch up on Great Lakes shipwreck history, including the infamous Edmund Fitzgerald lifeboats. There is a lot to see and this is a nice place to spend a few hours when in town. Best for adults and older children.

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Detroit, Michigan
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A very cool experience for those who haven't been on a lake freighter. Basically you go at your own pace and explore the exhibits and ship on your own. It is a bit pricey but still a good visit for a unique experience.

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Springboro, Ohio
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19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It took us 1.5 hours to stroll through the various displays of this old freighter, and we could've spent more time than that (if we were to have stopped to read details on each display/exhibit). There are multiple levels to explore, with some GREAT panoramic views from the top deck. And this museum would appeal to all ages. Little girls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was a nice self guided tour of a ship. It costs $12. A lot of interesting displays. If you like to see the inside of a ship looks like, this is a good place to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Interesting displays and tour of an iron carrying freighter. It's about half the size of the bigger ones used today. Lots of ship models. I enjoyed the upper deck crew quarters and officer's quarters. Worth the cost.

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Armada, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It was great being on a real freighter. Interesting seeing how life was on the ship. There is a lot of stairs and walking.

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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very informative look at the insides of one of these big iron boats. Life on these ships wasn't easy and this real life ship gives a good look at all the jobs that had to be done and who did what. Worth the admission price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lot of fun. You actually get to walk and tour inside a Great Lake ship. Museum was very instructional for all ages of people. Exhibits were professionally done. Well worth the money and time.

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Dickson, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited the Museum, figuring we would take about 2 hours to tour the ship. 3 hours later, we were still discussing what we had just seen! It is an extensive tour, but self paced. So you can take as long as you choose. We read a lot of the information and visited every nook and cranny that we were... More 

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