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This Museum is very interesting and staffed by very knowledgeable and helpful volunteers. Just... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Julie S
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Amery, Wisconsin
Visit this excellent local marine museum for an hour

Up close and personal stories for this part of the Great Lakes' maritime history. Consist of 8-10... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
TahitiJim
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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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Open 10am to 4pm Seasonally; Weekends in June, Daily July Through Labor Day, Weekends in September Sharing stories and artifacts about Lake Superior commercial fishing, lighthouses, boats, ships, and the innovative people of Bayfield who made their...more
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131 S 1st St, Bayfield, WI 54814-5006
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

This Museum is very interesting and staffed by very knowledgeable and helpful volunteers. Just remember it is only there during the summer months and is taken down during winter. They also have a few small gifts items for sale and I purchased two beautiful (frameable)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Up close and personal stories for this part of the Great Lakes' maritime history. Consist of 8-10 story areas that have array of videos, pictures, charts, and equipment going back to the late 1800s here. Well presented and hosted by knowledgeable volunteers who are there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a large display of pictures, and even boats from the Bayfield, Wisconsin (Apostle Islands Area)

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is a small but well-done and informative museum. As others have noted, there's no charge [donations always welcome]. The volunteer docent [host] was welcoming and helpful, ready to answer a question or engage in conversation about a particular exhibit. Definitely recommended to get a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Great place to stop and learn about the area's history. Very nice, informative exhibits of local history.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This is a small seasonal museum, but they have great exhibits with very descriptive signage. In the fall, they take down all the exhibits and use the space to store boats.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

My wife and I stopped in while exploring Bayfield. It was extremely interesting and informative. No charge for entry; can't beat that!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank muddyy
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My kids enjoyed stopping by this cute little museum to learn more about Bayfield marine history. No entry fee, but you can donate cash and ring their bell. Super friendly volunteers running the museum. Thumbs up.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

This museum is very nice and free to explore. Has a lot of historical pictures from around the area and the Great Lakes. Toss in a donation and ring the bell... great for kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracey S
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Very nice and free to explore maritome history in and around the area. Life size displays of how things were way back when. Take the kids and mill around for a while. There's a little park across the street for the kiddos to run off...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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