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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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Nautically Cool

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
PKimThomas
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South Haven, Michigan
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Holland MI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Lansing
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Nice little museum near the drawbridge with an excellent exhibit on Great Lakes shipwrecks. The exhibit was reverent and emotional, yet left you with a sense of history. I attended during the week, but the Sunday exhibit included divers and special narrators, with special tributes.

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Ocqueoc, MI
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102 reviews 102 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

being a old Coastie in the 60';s I enjoyed this place since the are more on the Coast Guard then any other

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Grayslake, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I liked everything! No dislikes. Although the museum is small it houses some good artifacts and I was shocked to see how many ships had sunk off the coast of Lake Michigan

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We have a membership after many great visits to the maritime museum. The exhibits are fascinating and easy to navigate and the grounds are filled with sailng artifacts. Staff are helpful and friendly, snd the gift shop is a lit of fun.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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