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Lots of interesting things

After playing Mini Golf at Capt'n J's, we decided to check out SS Meteor Maritime Museum. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Griswold, Connecticut
Surprisingly good

Took the tour with our toddler and baby. Quite interesting tour. Only took 30 min. The surrounding... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Wausau, Wisconsin
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This museum is home to the world's last surviving "whaleback" boat.
Barker's Island, Superior, WI
+1 715-394-5712
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After playing Mini Golf at Capt'n J's, we decided to check out SS Meteor Maritime Museum. It is housed in the last surviving Whaleback boat, which really makes this museum different and interesting. We did not go on the guided tour, since we had missed...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Took the tour with our toddler and baby. Quite interesting tour. Only took 30 min. The surrounding attractions were more interesting to our son. Played mini golf and played in small playground. I’m glad we made this stop.

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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We drove an hour & a half to get there last Friday only to find out they had closed early due to the heat. Ok we understood that but I had called earlier in the morning & closing early was never mentioned??? Pretty disappointed!!!

Thank jarypetersen
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Don't past this boat by as it is the last boat of its kind on Lake Superior. Knowledgeable tour guides take you through the entire boat. There are some steep stairs, but not a lot, so don't let that deter you. In addition to the...More

1  Thank Sandy O
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The plaque outside the ship says it's a "whaleback" vessel. I thought that meant it had something to do with whaling but it doesn't; it refers to the design. It was a very interesting tour and for just $7 (for us seniors) it is certainly...More

1  Thank rschmidt46
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip here.The tour was fun as our guide was very knowledgeable about the ship.You go through pretty much the entire ship and interesting to learn how this ship came to be and how the crew lived everyday on this ship.The small museum...More

Thank David S
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This historic Great Lakes ship is a fascinating tour. Great educational experience for families with children. Tour guides are knowledgeable.

Thank Dave A
Reviewed September 10, 2017

This is a ship that has been sunk into the ground. I did the tour (there is not enough on the first floor to make it work to pay the price of admission -- I am not sure if they are putting any money into...More

1  Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We did this tour with about 10 other people in the group and had a lot of fun! The guide was really good---knew her history and stories of the crew, and was well informed on the workings of the ship itself! There are excellent museum...More

1  Thank Katie M
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Informative tour. We never had heard of a Whaleback ship and now toured the last existing one. Thank you for preserving this historical ship. Stairways from floor to floor are steep. No restroom on site. Admision/tour $8.00 adult. Be sure to check out the photo...More

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August 9, 2018|
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Response from Sandy O | Reviewed this property |
Oops...hours are 10-4 Mon-Sat and 11-4 Sundays
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October 6, 2017|
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Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is enough room in the parking lot.
September 25, 2017|
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The ship is very narrow, in some places the floors are uneven, and the stairs to other levels are narrow, ladder- like steps, and seem to go straight up and down. It was suggested to us that we go down backwards, as if we... More