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Interesting but sad

Enjoyed all the history. Had no idea there had been so many shipwrecks on Lake Superior. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kEtrp709
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Troy Grove, Illinois
Thursday Morning

This was one one of the must-sees on vacation. Absolutely a great stop. Nice museum with the bell... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tom B
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society was founded in 1978 by a group of divers, teachers, and educators to commence exploration of historic shipwrecks in eastern Lake Superior, near Whitefish Point in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula. Today...more
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18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9618
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed all the history. Had no idea there had been so many shipwrecks on Lake Superior. The museum was well organized and easy to navigate, The movie about retrieving the bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald was very informative as well as a little sad. Was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one one of the must-sees on vacation. Absolutely a great stop. Nice museum with the bell of the Edmund Fitzgerald. There is a theater with a movie about the raising of the bell. There is also the Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters and the Surfboat...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family trip with two teenagers, it was a fun time and we learned a lot about the wrecks in the area. Lots to see and very informative. Worth the drive, and just a short drive to Tahquamenon Falls.

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a unique museum. The history of the Lake Superior ship wrecks was so interesting. Especially liked the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The life saving building with a docent explaining how the sand rescues took place was fascinating. Definitely glad we visited.

Thank Joan42469
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to visit this museum on our grand tour of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. From the moment we drove into the parking lot, we knew we made the right decision. Beginning at the lighthouse climb which gave us an 85-foot...More

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Edmund Fitzgerald was a bulk carrier that disappeared on Lake Superior in 1975 this had always been a story that fascinated me so having the opportunity to find out more was a must. Thus museum sheds light on this tragedy and others in an...More

Thank chrisjess777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area consists of more than the museum, there are lighthouse keepers quarters, etc. as well as the lighthouse. Museum was interesting, although not large. Most interesting to us were the artifacts from the Edmond Fitzgerald which sank nearby. There is also a Big Fitz...More

Thank utwila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at their USCG crews quarters B&B so admission was included here. Great. Multi building small museum with well informed and friendly staff at each building and a great short film. Wonderful location on the beach with nice boardwalk walk across the parking lot...More

Thank InOurElement
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pulled into white fish point at 6pm. Still crowded, sunny, and peaceful. By sunset there were a handful of people left walking the beach and enjoying the museum grounds. By 9, we were 2 of 6 people enjoying the stillness and awesomeness of mighty...More

Thank Warmtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They do a great job at the museum telling the story of the shipwrecks on Lake Superior. Seeing the bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald was awesome. The price is reasonable and includes other historical buildings. Hearing the stories of the rescue crews and lighthouse keepers...More

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Christene D
August 15, 2018|
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I'm sure you can. There is plenty of room for them.
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Tracy M
June 29, 2018|
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$13 adults vs. family of 2 adults + 2 or more children is $40.
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October 24, 2017|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
The short film takes about 20-25 minutes, and give yourself another 2 hours to do the museum (which is not overly large), the lighthouse keeper's house, the rescue boat house, etc; There's also a bird sanctuary and you can... More
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