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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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Loys of shipping history of the Great Lakes

I really enjoyed this self walking tour. We had gone to the Tower of History first and got a Combo ticket (Military discount applies only one museum at a time ). When you enter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this self walking tour. We had gone to the Tower of History first and got a Combo ticket (Military discount applies only one museum at a time ). When you enter don't forget to pick up your pencil and scavenger hunt paper. Lots of info regarding the shipping on the lakes. There was also a nice Edmund... More 

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Benson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A wonderful floating museum. The Fitzgerald display is great. It's a great place to see what freighters were like many years ago. You can go through the engine room and see the galley and were the crew lived whole on board. Definitely worth seeing if you're visiting the Soo.

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My grandson loves the Edmund Fitzgerald so it is really great to go on a real ship and view the E.F. relics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I just loved this museum. A lot of information and history. The only thing I would suggest is the ticket boot clerk sould be just a tad bit more friendly with a smile and know some basic info about ships. We asked her what side of the ship was the starboard and she Didn't know. With this... More 

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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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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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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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