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Michigan Maritime Museum

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Address: 260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
Phone Number: 800-747-3810; 269-637-8078
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Recounts Lake Michigan's nautical history using models and real boats.

Recounts Lake Michigan's nautical history using models and real boats.

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Fun for our little boys

The 4 year old and 7 year old still talk about their ride on a pirate ship. The water was a little choppy, and the rocking and rolling made a few passengers queasy. Seating is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
emilyI2678NM
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Mendota, Illinois
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Mendota, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 4 year old and 7 year old still talk about their ride on a pirate ship. The water was a little choppy, and the rocking and rolling made a few passengers queasy. Seating is very limited. I think the pirate ship and securing the treasure would have been better if the "pirates" had been dressed in costume and resisted... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice to explore and hear all the stories about ships that went down in Lake Michigan. Great resources and a nice gift shop.

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Grabill, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our family of 16 on the tall ship Friends Good Will, a replica of an 1812 sailing sloop. What fun! They put the guests to work raising and lowering the sails. So fun to be out on this ship on beautiful Lake Michigan. This ship is docked at the Museum. Museum also interesting to tour. My husband and I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well kept, little museum with a lot of information. The displays are very well presented with lots of information. There several buildings to visit - each with a slightly different theme. Main building was about shipwrecks and an airplane wreck, another on the Coast Guard, and one on knots. They offer a couple of choices for actual boat trips. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a boat ride with two small children so we didn't have as much time as we would have liked to explore the museum, but it looked like a good place to spend some time.

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ZEELAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small Museum, but, very interesting. We went on the Lindy Lou boat ride and loved every minute of it. Highly recommend! Thank you for the nice afternoon.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted something that the grandparents, 40 somethings, and teens could enjoy. The museum was interesting for learning a bit about shipwrecks on the great lakes. We really liked that we could sail on a replica of a cargo ship from the 1800's. It was great that people could participate in the running of the ship. I also personally liked... More 

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Thank TrophyRachelle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of history about Lake Michigan shipwrecks and related lifesaving efforts along with photos. A lot of displays to read.

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Thank Steve S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well done maritime museum with lots of information about shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. It's located at the marina so you can tour some of the boats there. We were fortunate to see a replica of a Viking ship that has just arrived from Norway, stopping at the marina, on it's way to Chicago.

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Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A word of warning.. show up early. Don't cut it close. We almost lost our spots because the stupid bridge nearby was up for at least ten minutes. Seriously ridiculous. Obviously not the fault of the museum but watch out for that. The ship was interesting but it did lack a good place to sit. I understand that it's an... More 

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