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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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Description: Recounts Lake Michigan's nautical history using models and real boats.

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Small but interesting

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the history of the Great Lakes and particularly Lake Michigan. Interesting story about a missing airline flight from the 70's.

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

With everything else costing money even at the senior rate of $7.00 ea for the two of us I felt was too pricey. We didn't go and chose other activities with our $14.00. That is the reason for the 2 star. Very cold day and no other visitors....off season should offered 1/2 price and we probably would have stayed.

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A great little museum to stop and learn about some Great Lakes and Shipwreck history. Definitely don't miss the old coast guard surf boats that are in a separate building from the main museum. We also took an electric boat cruise around the harbor and up the Black River...this one-hour excursion was very relaxing, enjoyable, and informative. Certainly a good... More 

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Bryan, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The history at this museum is amazing to see and the boats in the harbor are really cool to get up close and look in them! Very clean facility and the staff is fun, interactive, and not pushy when it comes to sales. There is a tour guide if wanted, but you may walk freely around and read the historical... More 

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Holland MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nice museum, showing history of the Great Lakes and it's waterways. Lots of learning, fun and informative. Check out the boathouse and don't forget to visit the tall ship.

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Blue Ash, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Everyone liked the experience of visiting this unique Museum. It really acquaints you to Lake Michigan and the area of historic South Haven. Sights and sounds make this an intriquiing place. Waterfront snacks and lunch on the water!

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South Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I treated my nephew and granddaughter to this locale and I couldn't have made a better decision for a day trip, We toured the entire campus and listened to the lost flight multiple times. This is a great choice for any family outing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I planned a trip around this museum because it sounded so cool! They were supposed to have a guest lecturer on Sundays that sounded super interesting. We got there and it was CLOSED. We were devastated. This was supposed to be the main attraction on our vacation. I wish they would have posted on www.Michigan.org that they were going to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We've been meaning to come here for years. Finally went on the pirate ride and visited the museum. Our 5 year old daughter loved the ride but found most of the museum boring. It is a small museum but very nice.

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