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Steamship William G. Mather

1001 E 9th St, North Coast Harbor Park, Cleveland, OH 44114-1003
+1 216-696-2000
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Interesting

Visited here with family. We all found the self tour interesting including my eight year old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Truckie351
Air Show

This is the place to watch The Cleveland Nation Air Show from!!! you'll perfect front row seat, you... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2017
Walt R
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The 618-foot-long Mather, a restored 1925 Great Lakes bulk freighter, is a floating maritime museum.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“engine room” (16 reviews)
“great lakes” (34 reviews)
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1001 E 9th St, North Coast Harbor Park, Cleveland, OH 44114-1003
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+1 216-696-2000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with family. We all found the self tour interesting including my eight year old granddaughter.

Thank Truckie351
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

This is the place to watch The Cleveland Nation Air Show from!!! you'll perfect front row seat, you can get on and off the ship no problem for food and get there early to enjoy a self guided tour of the aging ship... A true...More

1  Thank Walt R
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

This ship is really neat to see how cargo shipped from city to city via the lakes. It was also cool to see how the crew lived on this boat. This ship is huge and there are lots of stairs and the cargo hold is...More

Thank lovesanimals9
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Be ready to climb lots of stairs - but it is worth it! They have done a great job of making the self-guided tour fun and educational. This is a huge ship, try to imagine being one of the crew or guests! Very nicely done!

Thank Randy_Debbie_Ohio
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

This museum gives you a feel for how the crew lived and worked on a steamship. They take you below deck to the engine room and to the highest part of the ship where the captain steers the boat. A fun time and great for...More

1  Thank BillD5853338
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We visited this because my grandfather had been a corporate pilot for Cleveland Cliffs during the 1950's. This ore freighter was amazing to tour. The introductory portion was fun, but warm as there is no air conditioning. The artifacts on board really give you insight...More

Thank irishuga4h
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

We were surprised to find out this was attached to the Great Lakes Science Center. How could we pass up an opportunity to tour an actual freighter. An amazing, first hand look at life on the Great Lakes. Narrow staircases, tight spaces and totally worth...More

Thank TheGambianRPCV
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Great thing to interest kids for 90 or so minutes. Pretty thorough tour of a classic working ship, literally from stem to stern.

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

The price is $9. You self guide yourself through the ship but they have guides though out to answer your questions. You get to walk all up, down, and around the ship. The stairs are steep and easier to go down backwards. Very interesting adventure....More

Thank Barbara K
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

I personally loved this! It was an unexpected gem, an add on admission to the Great Lakes Science Center. Really cool self guided tour. You follow the stripe path on the floor and you get to see a huge portion of this ginormous ship. There...More

Thank DeeInNY
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Mitzi301
July 20, 2016|
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Response from adnil45 | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 15-20 minute walk. It's definitely worth it.
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sledhejeneen
May 10, 2015|
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Response from DutchH37 | Reviewed this property |
I'd allow around 2 hours, but that's just me. It certainly can be done in less time.
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Maxine K
February 24, 2015|
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Response from DutchH37 | Reviewed this property |
This is the published hours. Hours: Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Open May, Sept. and Oct., Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm Closed now, Tickets are sold at the ship entrance. They are... More
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