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“Interesting place... but don't expect so much” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Dossin Great Lakes Museum
100 Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
313 852 4051
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Ranked #36 of 169 things to do in Detroit
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Novi, Michigan
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Interesting place... but don't expect so much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The museum displays old ships and ship models. They are unique and really interesting.

But don't expect so much. It is too small place and opens only on weekend.

Visited September 2012
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Utica, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Ship Info”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

If you want to learn about shipping on the great lakes this is a great place to go. There are hands on exhibits and many artifacts and displays explaining the about various ships.

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Bloomfield Hills
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“Well presented history...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Excellent displays present local nautical history beautifully.... Of interest to all age groups...Hopefully this museum will remain open for all to enjoy.

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Greater Detroit Area, MI
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“Good items, but not many of them”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The Dossin Museum has a few good exhibits that are very well displayed. Unless you are a fan of marine history, it may be a disappointment. They have the wheelehouse from a lake freighter that lets the kids play with the helm. Plan on having to drag them out of that display. There is a Gold Cup raceboat under glass that brings back memories for us old-timers.

Visited April 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Okay place for kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Plenty of things for children to touch like a wheel house of a mock ship. Lots of models of ships to view. Interesting entry from a recovered passenger ship. Admission was donation. Open on weekends.

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