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This is a good place to learn about Lake Michigan, particularly the history of shipwrecks. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel M
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Oak Park, Illinois
Warm, inviting, informative, very tastefully created.

A wonderful example of how a city chose to save one of their historical buildings two weeks before... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Steven B
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to learn about Lake Michigan, particularly the history of shipwrecks. Lots of interactive exhibits to enhance the learning experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

A wonderful example of how a city chose to save one of their historical buildings two weeks before it was slated for demolition. Yes, a wonderful person stepped forth and donated one million dollars, in part, to save the 1907 structure built of 'Cream City...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Steven B
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Loved learning about the shipping history on the Great Lakes as well as the daring rescues. Kids liked the basement best, especially the fish sorting game. The staff lady was very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Libertyvillian
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Very smart presentations of Port Washington's history. Thank you, all, for your dedication putting together the ever changing displays.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The displays change so there is always something new to look at and learn. Is kid friendly with interactive displays but is interesting for adults also. Well worth a visit while in town. Easy walking access to everything else downtown.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank SeacayII
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Visited today with daughter and grandsons aged 5 1/2 and 8. We adults enjoyed the exhibit on the SS Atlanta. Great story of local history and heroic efforts. We all enjoyed interacting with Michigan table and the Ozaukee Press board. Could find shipwrecks and saw...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Jackie O
Reviewed June 18, 2017

This 3 level museum has more then expected! a lot of interactive pieces, great story boards & and artifacts. I really liked the downstairs with half the room built as a ship, and the video that is played. $5 to get in and worth every...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank 491charles
Reviewed June 14, 2017

this just opened one year ago. Wonderfull for adults and children. focus is on all things relating to the lake, fishing, ship wrecks, where ship are on the lake.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank T6358ZCdennisk
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

My daughters and I had some time to kill while my husband was in Milwaukee for Coast Guard business so we drove a few miles north to Port Washington. We toured the exploreum and had a great time. A very nicely taken care of building...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank stephaniez4810
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Learn about the SS Atlanta...how she went down and what she looks like now in Port Washington's front yard. Well done exhibit including artifacts, stories of the rescuers and current views of the wreck. Excellent stop in picturesque Port.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Holly W
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