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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9618
+1 888-492-3747
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A lot of history

... which is good! I loved to know about the lake and the ships. It has a very nice collection of... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2016
elitass
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Cali, Colombia
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Whitefish Wonder

Very educational and historical place to visit. Well worth the trip up to the end of the road... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2016
Josh H
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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, this non-profit organization operates two museum sites on historic properties: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Light Station, Whitefish Point; and the U.S. Weather Bureau Building, Soo Locks Park, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. The Shipwreck Museum is open to the public seasonally from May 1 to October 31; and the Weather Bureau is open year-round.
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18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9618
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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

... which is good! I loved to know about the lake and the ships. It has a very nice collection of all the related with shipwrecks and the lighthouse. Better to go in a clear day, it was hard to move between places with all...More

Thank elitass
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Very educational and historical place to visit. Well worth the trip up to the end of the road. Shipwreck history as well as stories of lighthouse keepers and rescues. Great 15 minute movie on the Edmund Fitzgerald. Walking around the exhibits with Gordon Lightfoot's voice...More

Thank Josh H
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We love the lore of shipwrecks, and the history. For $40 for a famiky of 5 = 2 adults, 4 yr old, 7 yr old, 11.5 yr old quite bit steep for what you get, which is not much. Will add, that having climbed several...More

Thank mrfuji08
Reviewed August 25, 2016

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, a Michigan State Historic Site, is a very interesting Museum dedicated to various shipwrecks that occurred on the Great Lakes as well as a memorial to the crew of the ill fated Edmund Fitzgerald. It is located about 11 miles...More

Thank Ron26067
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

It is unique place to visit and read about some of the shipping tragedy that have happened. I was expecting a more comprehensive review. The big fitz is the wreck that has the most coverage. The coast outpost info is great.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We were interested in the Edmund Fitzgerald and it had a wonderful display, but it also told about other shipwrecks. The display were well done. We really enjoyed the lighthouse keeper's home. Again, it was very well done. The Lego replica of the Edmund Fitzgerald...More

Thank Jubillie
Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is a lovely tribute to the history of shipwrecks in the area around Whitefish Point. Most everyone [over a certain age] knows of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which is the capstone to the museum exhibit. Amazing to read about are the...More

Thank CathyMBC
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The Edmund Fitzgerald wreck was only the most famous wreck. There were literally hundreds of boats sunk by weather, shoals, crashes with other boats etc. The history is fascinating and several of the tour guides were excellent. Matt gave us a tour of the lighthouse....More

Thank Vickys-Guy
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple hours here learning of the multiple shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. The history was interesting, the pieces brought up - great illustrations of the past. There is also a dock with a great lookout on the lake where you can see...More

Thank Whitney B
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I guess our expectations were much higher then what we saw. I expected to see many relics maybe pictures of the shipwrecks under the water. We were really disappointed there was the lighthouse keepers house and the lighthouse a short video some wall posters about...More

Thank jasmine155011
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roxannerhoads
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Response from john p | Reviewed this property |
Too much.
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birdman102017
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was not interested in posters so did notice. I would recommend emailing the museum..
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toofungrandma
March 30, 2017|
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Response from Rita A | Reviewed this property |
OK, I called the museum. There may be one wheelchair available in the gift shop but anyone should call ahead asking them to hold it for you. It is first come-first serve. There are ramps available in many buildings on... More
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