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Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Took quick tour of museum

Stopped on my way home from Packer game...didn't have time to wait for sub tour. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dean W
Sodus, Michigan
Well worth your time!

This is a very well done museum. Our tour of the Sub, The Cobia, a WWII award winning vessel was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dothan, Alabama
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“cobia”(46 reviews)
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Welcome to a great place to learn, play and explore the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers visitors a unique place to spend hours learning about...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-6823
+1 920-684-0218
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped on my way home from Packer game...didn't have time to wait for sub tour. Interesting displays of WWII submarine service. A large area devoted to ship building and engines in the Manitowoc area. I should have spent more time here.

Thank Dean W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well done museum. Our tour of the Sub, The Cobia, a WWII award winning vessel was conducted by Alex. He is a young man who is passionate about this submarine and so knowledgeable. We were totally impressed with his presentation. The...More

Thank GypsyMoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here before but my husband had not and he wanted to visit and especially go into the Cobia. He thoroughly enjoyed himself. We both had a great time.

Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a top quality well done museum. Not only do you get to go onboard and tour a WWII submarine and actually see and feel how these sailors lived under the water, there is also a interactive and hands on museum on land. Also...More

1  Thank janetgottsacker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about half a day walking through the museum and the USS Cobia. Lots of models of ships and information about shipwrecks in the lake. The sub tour is a little tight and you will have some narrow hallways and climbing along with getting through...More

Thank Dinoandkim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to take a drive to Manitowoc on August 12, 2018 and visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum there. We both thought the museum was great. We toured for about a half hour before our tour of the submarine started- then came...More

Thank Donald E
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

If you have never been on a submarine, and want to literally experience a piece of history, come and stay over night, and tell your friends and family about the experience you had !

Thank Tony F
Reviewed August 9, 2018

This is Manitowoc's claim to fame so you may as well go see it. At least it's worth the stop. The museum has just enough cool stuff to look at before you get to the really good part which is actually GOING ON THE SUBMARINE!...More

1  Thank zannadog
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is a jewel! The highlight is the tour of the submarine USS Cobia, but I also enjoyed the lower level and it's replica of a 19th century street in downtown Manitowoc.

Thank chaplainwsb
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We had an amazing morning at the museum. The gal that took us on the tour of the submarine was awesome. The exhibits are cool, but give an extra hour for the sub tour. Well worth it.

Thank LakeTahoeMike
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March 11, 2018|
Response from nelliestrate | Reviewed this property |
$15 for adults 12 for seniors 8 for kids
March 2, 2017|
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Response from WIMaritimeMuseum | Property representative |
The sub tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. We recommend 2-3 hours to fully explore the museum and take the sub tour.
Brian H
September 27, 2015|
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Response from WIMaritimeMuseum | Property representative |
We offer overnights for organized groups (scouts, schools, youth groups, etc) almost any night of the year, but for families or individuals we offer 2-3 Family Overnights in the summer. Those are typically in July and... More