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“River of History Museum”

River of History Museum
Ranked #2 of 2 Tours in Sault Ste. Marie
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: River of History Museum follows the History of the St. Mary's River and Sault Ste. Marie from the glacial period to the present day use of the River. Information on the French, Native American, Fur trading, lumbering and fishing of the area. Short videos and hands on exhibits along with an audio tour with specialized audio wands.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 20, 2012

The River of History Museum is a top notch facility and presents the area's history starting with the Native Americans to present day. The three videos and 2 live webcams add to the presentations. The audio wands are very interesting and add another dimension to the many displays. The live LSSU web fish cam and the Corps of Engineers upbound- downbound views of the St. Mary's River bring life to the Museum. An interactive logging Gallery is great for the children of all ages. The Gift shop has many Native American products for sale as well as many books of the area. A must see for history buffs

3  Thank tom r
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

A beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding areas, historical presentation very informative, the admission fee could be a little lesser....

1  Thank rolly t
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

It's not what we expected. It's quaint. It's not a big museum and may be more suitable for children.

Thank Beth M
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

I understand they moved into the new location in the last couple of years and in that time they have done a great job with the displays. We were pressed for time as they were closing at 5, so I didn't get to read all the displays, but the ones I did read were very educational.The gift shop was also very nice and had some display items in a case from the Johnston family (early settler). There was also a Native American conference center in another room that had nice Native American art on display and a large library collection of Native American works. Would return if the opportunity arose.

Thank MarquetteSandD
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

The place is a small museum that relates to the founders of Sault Ste Marie and Chippewa people. They give you these electronic sticks that tell the story of each place you visit. My complaint on this is Each one goes on forever. The first one we listened to lasted almost 15 minutes. The narrative are a to long and could use shortening. Other than that the place was nice. They have some nice artifacts and some things that make you wonder why they are there. They do offer a explanation of things alongside the objects. Overall I think it was worth the money without the narrative.

Thank zakillia
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