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Wisconsin Maritime Museum

75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-6823
+1 920-684-0218
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Great Lakes Maritime History

This museum continues to update exhibits and provides exhibits that are of interest to both adults... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
the World War II fleet submarine USS Cobia

Two rivers is a small town , it is very nice i can came here and had a city tour and do not... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia
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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 the sailors, shipbuilders and submariners who made that history, and to have some great family fun! Founded in 1970 as the Manitowoc Submarine Memorial Association, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum has grown into one of the largest maritime museums in the Midwest. In addition to commemorating the maritime heritage of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area and the submarines built here during World War II, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is now a leader in preserving the maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-6823
+1 920-684-0218
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This museum continues to update exhibits and provides exhibits that are of interest to both adults and children. The history of Great Lakes ships, shipping, and war-time efforts are all available in one location. Make sure to also board the U.S.S. Cobia (submarine) for the...More

Thank sapelleti
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Two rivers is a small town , it is very nice i can came here and had a city tour and do not forget to visit this museum for our children "museum collection" You can go aboard and tour her topside and inside. You'll see...More

Thank Budsantosa
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Was able to tour and explore and learn some history, The USS Cobia was fantastic and gave the full experience.

Thank 867dawnek
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We toured the USS Cobia and it was very interesting. We love history so it was fun to learn about WWII.

Thank carlette129
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Our time in Manitowoc did not allow for 3-4 hours to visit inside but there is plenty to see outside! Highly recommend!

Thank Anne L
Reviewed August 28, 2017

What a gem! Very educational and entertaining. I was very impressed how the exhibits kept my nieces aged 8 and 10 engaged as well as myself! Well done and great history!

Thank Paula M
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Tastefully done.........one of the better museums showing lake history that I have visited .............and the focus on the local area and as well as general lake history. Many cool displays and a great deal of information provided while visiting. The Cobia sub totally makes the...More

1  Thank IAhawks88
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Highlight of the visit to the Museum was, undoubtedly, the tour of the submarine, Cobia. Amazing exhibits and videos. It really does take 2 to 3 hours to wander and learn. A great experience. So glad this museum exists!

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed August 20, 2017

If you are an American history buff you must visit. World War Two history is fast disappearing as the men who lived it are heading out on their last patrol. This is a family friendly way of teaching our children of the great sacrifices that...More

Thank gaffneymich1
Reviewed August 19, 2017

A really wonderful museum, though we weren't able to spend as much time as we wanted because of our schedule. I toured the Cobia with my son and it was a great tribute to the Great Lakes' contribution to the war effort.

Thank Steve H
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Questions & Answers
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
August 5, 2015|
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Response from WIMaritimeMuseum | Property representative |
Tours run throughout the day as needed. That last tour is always an hour before close. Adults are $12 and children are $10. Family discount is 15%. Prices are good trough 2015. Free parking in three lots around the museum.