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Museum Ship Valley Camp
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We are open Mid-May to Mid October! For more information click on the website link on Tripadvisor. Retired Great Lakes Freighter with over 100 exhibits on Shipping and Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Access into the Engine Room, walk the Upper Deck to see crew quarters and pilot house. 3 levels to tour with ramp system for easy access.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Ship is nicely portrayed, well kept.No docents so once your past the admission booth you are pretty much on your own. Admission is a bit pricey. Adjacent giftshop used to have an outstanding maritime book selection, now not so much. Gift shop slid badly a few years back but has rebounded.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We had watched the ships go through the locks so it was nice to see one up close. There are exhibits throughout the ship telling the history of the Great Lakes shipping industry and the locks. You have the tour on your own so there are no guides to go with you. Plus you get to see where the crew lived and how the ship worked. We thought it was very interesting. Took us about 1.5 hours.

Thank 2gothere
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Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

The ship itself is a floating museum in itself, which you can tour at your own pace. Follow the signs and go below decks into the engine room, the aft steering compartment, and past the giant boilers. Above deck you go to the stern and see the crews quarters and galley and mess room. Go forward and see the officers quarters (notice the difference?) the captains quarters and the pilothouse. Inside of the cargo holds are the bulk of the exhibits, too many to name, but all interesting and well laid out. Of note are the battered lifeboats from the Edmund Fitzgerald, a humble reminder of that terrible November night. The gift shop is next door

Thank Jamespas
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

This was great! Displays, seeing the cavernous hull and the engine room ,watching a movie about the Edmund Fitzgerald, seeing one of the lifeboats from that ship, and seeing the crews quarters. It was all fascinating. Then you walk on the upper deck and look down and see the whole expanse of the ship before you and it's breathtaking. It's a self-guided tour with signs directing you throughout the ship. There are steps and ramps to navigate but not difficult at all. It took us about two hours including the movie. A must see.

Thank lovesthebeach07
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is a 729 foot lake steamer that you can walk around and see the size of the ship and how the sailors live. Also has the lifeboat found after the Edmund Fitzgerald sunk and lost 29 men.

Thank JoAnn121
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