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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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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
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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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 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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Michigan City, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This museum is small but has very interesting information and artifacts from the area. It displays the location of all the shipwrecks in Lake Michigan over the years.

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San Mateo, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

On a grey day we decided to pick blueberries and then head to the Michigan Maritime Museum. There is a fascinating and nicely displayed inside exhibit about all the shipwrecks that have occurred on the Great Lakes, including the Edmund Fitzgerald of Gordon Lightfoot fame. There was also an exhibit of the never found Northwest plane flight. Outside are some... More

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Yorktown, IN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We spent quite a bit of time exploring the museum and learned quite a bit about the Great Lakes and especially Lake Michigan. Then went on the boat trip on the Black River and saw boats, boats, and more boats. It was very interesting.

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