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Museum Ship Valley Camp

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Address: 501 East Water Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone Number: 19066323658
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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An excellent view into area and Great Lakes History.

This is a great old ship and museum. The museum is in the cargo hold area. Most of the ship is available for viewing with some areas inaccessible, but you can readily see what it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Melvin, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great old ship and museum. The museum is in the cargo hold area. Most of the ship is available for viewing with some areas inaccessible, but you can readily see what it was like to live and work aboard a ship like this. Now keep in mind this is a ship, you will encounter uneven cargo hold... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a one of a kind museum. I love going. I would not recommend going on a very hot day. You are inside a real ship. So the heat can be out of this World in there. I do want to get a annual membership some day. I think you get special perks if you join. They have some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great way to experience what it's like to be on a freighter. This ship is only 1/2 the size of the super freighters, but still gives you a real feel for what life would be on the Great Lakes. Would not do this with kids under 5, also, do not do this on a day over 80 degrees. Highly recommend... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I grew up around bulk carriers and enjoyed the opportunity to tour one. The museum in the hold was also excellent. However, beware of the lower level of the museum as the steel plate floor is very uneven due to years of cargo loading / unloading.

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Valley Camp on a rainy day, which isn't the best idea. The museum is inside, in the hold and the floor above it. But, you can walk outside on the deck and see the rooms where the crew stayed and ate. You can also see the room where the captain did his thing. If you're out on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I don't think younger children like it too much typical museum type tour with lots of old ship stuff and written descriptions to read but the whole thing is in a ship and I liked the upper deck the most seeing how these people live on the ship

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This museum is actually on a 600 foot retired ship. The museum is nice but the truly neat thing is that you are actually on a ship. The museum is in the hold but you can walk on the deck. At the bow of the ship there are rooms that are decorated in the style of the time the ship... More 

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Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We specifically went to see the Edmund Fitzgerald display. My husband has always had a fascination with the ship. After reading the last correspondence the ship every made, you feel the panic & struggle that they all must have gone through. It costs $13.00 each to visit this attraction, and has so much to see and read of all the... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

While at lunch at the Wicked Sister, it was recommended that we visit the Museum Ship Valley Camp. This museum is a must see while in the area. It is inside the hull of a Great Lakes freighter. You wonder through the hold learning about the history of shipping on the Great Lakes. You also get to walk on deck... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wow! What a fun time we had at the museum ship valley camp! Lots of history to be learned! My 20 year old son loved it too! If you love ships, you will love this museum!

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Address: 501 East Water Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone Number: 19066323658
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Sault Ste. Marie

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