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Sandusky Maritime Museum

125 Meigs Street, Sandusky, OH
419-624-0274
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Sandusky
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jan 12, 2014
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Elyria, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A good little museum, well worth the time if you are interested in Great Lakes history. They have an outdoor area with some boats and in the summer hands on demonstrations. A good place to go for a break from Cedar Point and to see something historical. Not too overwhelming for children as it is not a large museum.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

If you love ships, boats, and the Great Lakes, you'll love this museum. It is small, but it is limited to the Sandusky area, so you get great depth on the subject matter. The Sandusky area has a long history and strong connection to Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay and the museum does a nice job of preserving and sharing... More

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East Syracuse, New York
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180 reviews 180 reviews
101 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This museum is much about the great lakes area & shipping. Glass cases, large & small, contain instruments, models of ships-coast guard, ferries & cargo. The case with instruments include compasses, taffical clock, sextants stadimeter, a course corrector & taffical spinner. There is an exhibit about ice cutting and gas powered cutters. One exhibit is about the Edmund Fitzgerald cargo... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
15 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

There are some very interesting artifacts of the area's long relationship with the lake but they are not particularly well presented or coordinated. I believe this is pretty much a volunteer operation so am willing to accept a certain lack of organization in a place that is clearly doing a good job of preserving local history.

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Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stopped here on a whim and I'm so glad we did! We started our visit with the informative film about the history of the Sandusky region, which gave us a great basis to understand and learn from the rest of the museum. There were many interesting and interactive displays. Some of our favorites focused on history (including ice production,... More

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Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is a great place for those interested in local history or the great lakes. Some fun interactive exhibits, atrifacts and films. This is cheaply priced and is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. Appeal for out of towners may be limited, however.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

A museum that is just average. Nothing super special there. Use extreme caution driving there as the police do target and follow out of state drivers. They give out many tickets.

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Amherst, Ohio, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have been inside twice. Boaters in the area so when the weather was crappy, we went. Interesting and very inexpensive.

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Pgh PA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Our family of 4 visited Friday May 24. 2 Kids ages 7 & 10. We came up from Pittsburgh to go to Kalahari/Great Wolf Lodge. We wanted to add in some educational stops since the kids were missing school. My son loves boats and I found this place on Trip Advisor. It is a good stop, it only takes about... More

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South Amherst, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We loved this place simply because we remember some of the old boats reviewed here and learned about the ice boats, etc. This is a rather small museum, but there's plenty to learn and observe here. It's close to the shores of Lake Erie and to the Merry Go Round museum and other museums (Follett House is one we love)... More

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