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S S Willis B. Boyer Maritime Museum

International Park, Toledo, OH
419-936-3070
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Ranked #26 of 40 attractions in Toledo
Type: Specialty Museums, Ships
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2013
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in to see the museum, but it isn't open yet. Still enjoyed seeing the big ship from the shore. I think it will be interesting to see when it opens. We're only a couple of hours away, so we may come back when it opens.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

we followed the directions to the Maritime Museum. to our surprise there was no ship. after reading another TripAdvisor post we realized it had been relocated. did not have time to go to the new location. make sure you go to the new location not the downtown Toledo area.

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Toledo Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Wonderful trip to the past. Esp since the ship is much older than I am, but I recognize so much about it.

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Toledo, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is very inexpensive, you can go down in the hold, see the captain's quarters, the crew quarters, the galley and wander the huge deck. A Toledo treasure.

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Northwest Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Boyer is a great example of the lake freighters that inhabited the great lakes before the time of the self unloading super ore carries. The best thing about this ship is that they have moved it to a more downtown location and are joining it to a maritime museum.

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Toledo, Ohio
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35 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

If you have wondered what it would be like to be on a Great Lakes and beyond cargo ship, this is a good place to go.

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Toledo, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Great place to take the little ones. You can tour the ship and hear about life on a vessel like this one. A great history lesson. My only issue is the limited need to revisit once you have toured.

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The Boyer was recently renamed the Col. James M. Schoonmaker and will be reloced a short distance downstream to the Great Lakes Maritime Museum.

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I can see only half of ship museum (half price only charged :) ) since san blasting /painting is going on and not allowed to see engine side. so i am rating Avg..!

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Now the James Schoonmaker, is a wonderful experience.!! Impressive in every way !! From it's size overall, to the living quarters, to the skill and bravery to be out on a ship out on the Great Lakes ! The talent used to build her is proven in the condition she is in after 100 years ! The ability of it's... More

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