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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 #6 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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Milton, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This museum is okay. It has some interesting information but it is small. Check out the Friends Good Will boat while you are there. We didn't have time to take a ride on it but we did get to take a tour on it and it is awesome.

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Westland, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've been to a lot of Museums in my life and sometimes. Sometimes I happen upon them by accident and sometimes they are destinations. My family goes to South Haven quite often yet I hadn't seen Michigan Maritime so I finally broke that streak on our latest trip. The thing with Museums is that you have to understand what is... More

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Normal, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Museum itself was ok..interesting to find out about shipwrecks/plane crashes into lake Michigan. The best was taking our 5 year old for the pirate chaser boat ride on Friends Good Will.

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Terre Haute
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family and I spent about 2 hours exploring this museum prior to a quiet and relaxing boat ride up the Black River. The museum was VERY educational and enjoyed by the entire family. While we were there we were able to see the tall pirate ship dock. My kids were fascinated with that. The Lindy-Lu boat ride was exactly... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This review is for the museum itself. What a snooze. If you want to see antique speedboat motors and exhibits that are the equivalent of boring books, this place is for you, So many interesting facts about this area-- where are the stories of pirating? The native Americans? The talk ship, however, is excellent and the museum staff is very... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The admission prices were expensive. This is a small museum without much to offer. We went here on a rainy day and left early to go to Kalamazoo and shop around.

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Indianapolis
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Lindy Lou boat ride is extremely slow and somewhat boring! None of us liked it not even the small kids. We were really hoping to be on Lake Michigan. Next time we visit the area we might try the tall ship. The museum is tiny but my husband enjoyed reading about the Edmund Fitzgerald.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were out on Lake Michigan for 1.5 hours. Delightful. We're scheduled for 1:15 sailing which got cancelled due to fog. But made it onto the 3:15. The museum itself is also interesting

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