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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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Rochester, Michigan
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107 reviews 107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We took the Lindy Lou tour of Black River on July 6th. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride. Perfect for all ages, the captain is knowledgeable of South Haven and can answer most of your questions. Leave time for the Museum though - it's an amazing collection of exhibits sharing fun, interesting and some sad Great Lakes... More

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Milton, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were so looking forward to our sail on the tall ship, but we didn't have a good experience at all. The water was rough and the boys didn't want to even get up to help with the "ship chores" or stand and look out. They just wanted to stay seated. Worst of all, there were two kids that puked... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

bought a ship,shirts,hats and poster...friends of goodwill is great and will ride her next year when weather is a little warmer..kinda cool this year even for july but this is michigan

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