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Museum Ship Valley Camp

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Just cool and a must stop

Let me tell you U love this place ) old boat it just a fun cool stop, the view off the back of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bobby p
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Very Interesting

My husband and I toured the ship and we both enjoyed the displays and walking the length of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
adconley
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We are open Mid-May to Mid October! For more information click on the website link on Tripadvisor. Retired Great Lakes Freighter with over 100 exhibits on Shipping and Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Access into the Engine Room, walk the Upper Deck...more
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501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Let me tell you U love this place ) old boat it just a fun cool stop, the view off the back of the boat is unbelievable and the wheelhouse old Captain's quarters and workers quarters are pretty cool to check out but stopping at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Mindy D, Museum Staff at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad you enjoy visiting us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I toured the ship and we both enjoyed the displays and walking the length of the ship on both levels. The view of the locks was very nice from the top of the ship. We especially enjoyed the display on the Edmund...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mindy D, Museum Staff at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us! So happy you both enjoyed it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're not big ship aficionados but we really enjoyed touring this ship. The exhibits were very interesting and covered a variety of subjects including having lifeboats and buoys from the Edmund Fiztgerald. Being able to enter the various areas of the ship gave the ship...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Mindy D, Museum Staff at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit! Our boys were excited to board a freighter and see what life aboard would be like. The exhibits were very interesting and we most enjoyed the Edmund Fitzgerald displays. It was clean and staff was friendly!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mindy D, Museum Staff at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave us a review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours here touring the ship and had a good time. Getting to go into the belly of th eship, tour the engine room, etc was all pretty unique. The displays, particularly those of the Fitzgerald Lifeboats, is really something to see....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mindy D, Museum Staff at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you enjoyed your time onboard, thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing view from in and on a Great Lakes freighter! Tons of history and lots to see. I noticed another reviewer mentioned not enough interactive to do for kids. This may be true, but for adults who want to see the exhibits and read the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mindy D, Museum Staff at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed August 11, 2019

We discover this on our trip there. Everyone like it, from the kids to the adult. It nice to visit this and go see the modern ship in the soo lock.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Mindy D, Museum Staff at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy everyone enjoyed there visit!

Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Brought our two kids (8yo and 5yo) and they quickly lost interest in the exhibits. Wish there was a little more interactive learning.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mindy D, Museum Staff at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I will pass along the note about adding more interactive learning to our curator and director.

Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

We bought a combo ticket for the ship and the tower of history. The ship tour is self guided, with a lot of information on the UP area. We have done the Duluth MN ship tour and found it much more informative. If you’ve never...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mindy D, Museum Staff at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Great way to get to see the inside of one of the lake freighters. They have many displays of items related to the freighters as well as some of the smaller boats. Very interesting and somber to see the life boats from the Edmond Fitzgerald....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Mindy D, Museum Staff at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review. Just a note about the aquariums, we clean out dead fish in the morning and at the end of our day, water is supplied from the river outside and filtered back into the river. This causing...More

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Klynn1210
August 26, 2019|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes! 2 of the 3 levels are inside and have over 100 displays to view, the top deck is the only area outside and even then if you can make it to the pilot house end of the ship you can go inside out of the rain to see crew... More
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Jeffrey L
April 21, 2018|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes you can use a scooter to get to all 3 levels via our ramp system, only area you would have stairs is up to the pilot house. We also have chairs placed on each level to sit as well.
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KEITH J
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes we are handicapped accessible, we have 3 levels to tour and a ramp system that will take you to each level. The upper deck and lower cargo hold floors are not level so walking might be harder for some but wheel chairs... More
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