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

Reviewed September 29, 2018
cjyap
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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
lamb45952
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

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 the last one. I wish we did. I believe the guided tour takes you to places that aren't open to the public. There is a lot in this museum and we walked around and read most of the information. Being housed in the boat makes the information that much more interesting.

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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!!!

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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 boat, the museum portion is on the main level of the boat. It gives an idea of what these boats did, the owners, and the equipment needed to make the Great Lakes shipping industry a success. Hint: we stopped by during the beginning of the week and had a private tour.

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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 worth the price. We got some sense of what it may have been like serving on a ship of this type. It couldn't have been easy!

1  Thank rschmidt46
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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 part at the end is full information.Well worth the money.

Thank David S
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

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

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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 the ship to keep it up). I was surprised because the guides were probably in high school but they knew their stuff. The tour goes through much of the ship and takes about 45 minutes. You do have to go down the ship's ladders which gives the tour a more authentic feel. I still saw those in their 60s going down those ladders, just very slowly. The exhibitors also have stopped time by keeping the ship in 1940 to 1960 time capsule. For the eight dollar fee, I would say it was worth it. You did learn a lot about the ship's history and a glimpse of what the life on the ship was like.

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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 exhibits in the former hold you can explore after the tour is over. Loved this!

1  Thank Katie M
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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 on the wall in the mess hall of actual crew members that sailed on this ship.

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