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Michigan Maritime Museum

260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven, MI 49090
800-747-3810; 269-637-8078
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in South Haven
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Recounts Lake Michigan's nautical history using models and real boats.
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Ocqueoc, MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

being a old Coastie in the 60';s I enjoyed this place since the are more on the Coast Guard then any other

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Grayslake, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I liked everything! No dislikes. Although the museum is small it houses some good artifacts and I was shocked to see how many ships had sunk off the coast of Lake Michigan

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We have a membership after many great visits to the maritime museum. The exhibits are fascinating and easy to navigate and the grounds are filled with sailng artifacts. Staff are helpful and friendly, snd the gift shop is a lit of fun.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Unfortunately, because of rain, we had to find somewhere to go!! This was an excellent choice!! So interesting and fun!

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Kenner, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As a native Michigander, seeing the history of the Great Lakes is very interesting to me. Their projects are worth a look.

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Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum is a great way to spend a rainy or very hot day. Lots of great things to hear and see. If your time permits don't miss the ride on Friends Good Will the tall ship its so worth the journey

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The museum is interesting, especially for nautical history buffs, but when the Friends Good Will is in port, you can go out with them for a 1.5 hour sail, which is very worthwhile. Kids have to be 4 or older.

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michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

First off there was no parking in museum parking lot and they said we couldn't park in the marina parking or we would be towed so we had to park over 2 blocks away. There was an auction going on and people selling fishing stuff in the parking lot which is why thwre was no parking and auction going on... More

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San Mateo, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This museum is a perfect diversion if the beach weather isn't optimal. The museum is interesting in its own right, but I highly recommend it if you want to do something in/around South Haven that's indoors. This small museum has a number of displays of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, ranging from the pretty well known Edmund Fitzgerald (made famous... More

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Niles, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'm not a huge boating person but found this museum quite interesting. Lots of info. on the Great Lakes shipwrecks along with info. on the NW flight that crashed in Lake Michigan back in 1950. Spent a couple hours there and would say it was well worth the cost to get in.

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