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“Interesting local maritime history”

Marquette Maritime Museum
Ranked #9 of 31 things to do in Marquette
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Featuring a guided tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and the largest collection of Fresnel lenses on the Great Lakes, the Marquette Maritime Museum provides an experience that is fun for the whole family. Learn about famous Coast Guard rescues while participating in scavenger hunts and other fun activities. Make a new memory with your family today at the Marquette Maritime Museum where history is fun!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Delano, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting local maritime history”
Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Small museum definitely worth the price if admission. Great exhibits on shipwrecks near Marquette,as well as the lives of the brave men who risked their lives to save victims of shipwrecks. A nice collection of Fresnel lenses is located here, including a giant 2nd order lens,the largest lens to be found in a great lakes lighthouse. An exhibit detailing the WW II battle of Leyte Gulf, and the roles U.S. submarines Darter and Dace played is also included.

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Maine woods
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lighthouse tour and WWII sub history”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

Fantastic lighthouse tour and unexpected history display of WWII submarine (inspired local heroes of Leyte) WWII sub periscope to look through.

Visited June 2011
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Milan, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

a must see !!!! This place is a must see if your in the area

Visited March 2012
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Flint, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A little disappointing”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

There were some good displays, but it was a small museum and it took less than an hour to get through it. I would have liked to see more artifacts and interactive displays.

Visited October 2011
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St Cloud MN
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Informative and Interesting”
Reviewed January 24, 2007

A surprisingly nice museum... great for kids and adults.

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