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Sandusky Maritime Museum

125 Meigs Street, Sandusky, OH
419-624-0274
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Sandusky
Type: Specialty Museums
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- Jul 22, 2014
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Sandusky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You don't hear about it as much but this museum is really enjoyable to visit. It has wooden boats from years back, great pictures, interactive exhibits, and props from lake going merchant ships plus a myriad of added memorabilia such as letters from Captains, authentic hardware, and ghost stories. Price is very light. It is a also a spot where... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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181 reviews 181 reviews
73 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This museum is fun for the whole family. They have exhibits on shipwrecks, pirates, the Underground Railroad routes to Canada, early navigation of the area and the coal boats on the river. The best part, I thought, was the exhibit on ice cutting in Sandusky. Truly fascinating!

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Elyria, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
120 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
16 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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