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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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Cool history lesson

We came across this place, and really enjoyed the exhibit. We only did the museum (they have a boat you can go out on) it is s small place, but definitely a good time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Ntjones21
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Chicago, Illinois
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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took the sunset cruise on Friends Good Will. It was absolutely amazing!!!! The weather was perfect, the sunset glorious and the crew was friendly and informative. A must do in South Haven!!

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Monterey, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very nice people nice displays and a small store. ( the store was a bit pricey ) There are several buildings and some large and small boats to see. We also took the river boat ride

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We came across this place, and really enjoyed the exhibit. We only did the museum (they have a boat you can go out on) it is s small place, but definitely a good time.

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Crawfordsville, IN
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We really enjoyed the Ship Wreck display and information. Kids and the adults were all talking about something they read after leaving. Enjoyed looking at the out building displays, unfortunately both boats were out on a trip while we were there.

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Warren, Indiana
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79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The museum was complicated to understand. Lots of reading, few displays, and no direction as to what one was reading about. The boat trip on the Lindy Lou was relaxing and an hour long, our guide was very kind but did not tell us any information unless we asked. This was a bit disappointing as it was advertised that information... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife, grandson, and I visited this museum. The displays on wrecked ships and a lost aircraft were interesting if you took the time to read the information. Easier for adults to do than children. Exhibits are spread over several small buildings. I had recently heard someone talk about the beginnings of the Evinrude company and the Evinrude family so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Originally saw an ad and called for the Lindy Lou boat trip with complimentary museum admission included. My wife and I went on the 4:30 trip, and enjoyed it immensely. The tour was longer than I expected , and was wonderfully pleasant, peaceful cruising. A docent came along and explained the interesting facts about the trip to the group, and... More 

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Michigan Maritime Museum

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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