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“Two museums in one” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Ship Valley Camp

Museum Ship Valley Camp
501 East Water Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-3658
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Delano, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Two museums in one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

The ship itself is a floating museum in itself, which you can tour at your own pace. Follow the signs and go below decks into the engine room, the aft steering compartment, and past the giant boilers. Above deck you go to the stern and see the crews quarters and galley and mess room. Go forward and see the officers quarters (notice the difference?) the captains quarters and the pilothouse. Inside of the cargo holds are the bulk of the exhibits, too many to name, but all interesting and well laid out. Of note are the battered lifeboats from the Edmund Fitzgerald, a humble reminder of that terrible November night. The gift shop is next door

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Venice, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Onboard a Freighter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This was great! Displays, seeing the cavernous hull and the engine room ,watching a movie about the Edmund Fitzgerald, seeing one of the lifeboats from that ship, and seeing the crews quarters. It was all fascinating. Then you walk on the upper deck and look down and see the whole expanse of the ship before you and it's breathtaking. It's a self-guided tour with signs directing you throughout the ship. There are steps and ramps to navigate but not difficult at all. It took us about two hours including the movie. A must see.

Visited August 2012
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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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“729 foot lake freighter.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is a 729 foot lake steamer that you can walk around and see the size of the ship and how the sailors live. Also has the lifeboat found after the Edmund Fitzgerald sunk and lost 29 men.

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Detroit, Michigan
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“Not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Pretty good experience, may be boring for young kids. It was an opportunity that you don’t usually get, being on a ship that size. The workers were very helpful and if you take the time to read all of the information, the museum is quite educational.
Pros: Getting to explore most of the ship
Plenty to see and do
Cons: VERY hot since there is no air/not much ventilation
Restrooms are in building across parking lot
Needs a few updates

Visited July 2012
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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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15 attraction reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Worth your time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is a Great chance to walk aboard an actual Freighter that once sailed the Great Lakes. You will gain a much greater understanding of Life Aboard one of these vessels for the many men who worked them. The Museum Portion is Extremely Interesting and Educational, a wonderful Family Experience for all ages. A Visit you won't soon forget!!!!

Visited July 2012
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