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Michigan Maritime Museum

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Address: 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven, MI 49090
Phone Number: 800-747-3810; 269-637-8078
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Recounts Lake Michigan's nautical history using models and real boats.

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Small craft boat show

The small craft boat show in mid June is linked to Harbor Days in South Haven. It is delightful and even includes toy boat making for children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The small craft boat show in mid June is linked to Harbor Days in South Haven. It is delightful and even includes toy boat making for children.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We tried this museum to burn some time until lunch. It was a lot better than expected. We had a chance to get on the ship and had a personal tour with the captain. Our six year old loved it and it was very educational. We didn't do the boat tour because we just missed it and the next one... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

easy walking, great extensive exhibits, cool gift shop. Different buildings to walk through. There is also a boat trip to take which is additional fee but looked like fun, lots of free parking, helpful friendly staff.well located

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This museum is mainly about shipwrecks and one plane crash that have occurred in Lake Michigan. To hear the stories and see pictures of the people who lost their lives at sea were very interesting. You then can tour the boat yard and also take a boat ride. It was raining the day we were there so the boat rides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Friends Goodwill tour was amazing! It was a beautiful day out on the water! Bring a jacket though, because the temperature out there is about15 degrees cooler than the shore. You can tour below deck and if you wish to help lift the sails, the crew welcomes it!

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Powell, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We (six adults) were staying in South Haven and had been shopping in town. We were meeting back by the river and found ourselves by the Museum. We decided to give it a try, although none of us are "boat people." We purchased tickets-there are several combinations of various activities-and took the tour of the campus and a cruise on... More 

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Zionsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Lovely little local maritime museum with professionally created displays. Any time you can learn some local history, you should take advantage, and I do not hesitate to recommend Michigan Maritime Museum. We did not do any of the boat/ship tours, but only because it was a little too early in the season for the Good Will Friend to sail. That... More 

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Lansing, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This museum is a small gem in South Haven. The main building contains exhibits about vessels lost on the Great Lakes, with the focus on the area of Lake Michigan near South Haven. There is a special room dedicated to an exhibit about Northwest Flight 2501, an airplane that met it's end over Lake Michigan, that was very moving and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Love the boat tours - river or lake, especially at sunset. Friendly staff and crew, always very informative and fun. I've been on several and it doesn't get boring. The museum itself is interesting, but the star is the tours. Book early, they fill up fast during popular weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This museum is small but packed with lots of great information. If you are interested in shipwrecks on Lake Michigan this is definitely worth a visit

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Additional Information about Michigan Maritime Museum

Address: Address: 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven, MI 49090
Phone Number: 800-747-3810; 269-637-8078
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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