USS Silversides Submarine Museum, Muskegon

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  • Class museum and wonderful tour. It's hard to believe what our WWII sailors had to endure to keep America safe. Exceptional day's activity.  more »
  • We stopped in coming home from a family wedding. Our son has been here a couple times before with his Boy Scout Troop. Infact, they had the honor of sleeping in the submarine overnight. The staff is s...  more »
  • The Silversides was one of the most successful and lucky boats of WWII (she only lost one Sailor during her wartime service). The museum is an excellent overview of submarine warfare, and the Silversi...  more »
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  • Interesting the history of the sub, it is self guided. Layout is easy to follow and group outings would enjoy this. You can even spend the night on the sub.
  • Whether you are a history buff, military buff, war buff, or just like a great museum, the USS Silversides Museum is a fabulous addition to your trip to Muskegon, Lake Michigan or Michigan's Adventure. There are several aspects to this museum. The first is in the building filled with 2 floors of giant open rooms filled with WWII scale models, photos, artifacts, films, posters, and amazing history. Be sure to read about the amazing nurses who are given credit for their contributions in WWII. Also visit a lovely gift shop, pop machine, snack machines and well kept bathrooms. I highly recommend watching the movie on the far left inside the building. Wow! Next you head outside to the ACTUAL Silversides Submarine. It is amazing and you get to go inside and see every bit of it, knowing that men actually were in this incredible vessel in WWII, creating an awesome defense against our foes, and it STILL runs today! When you enter it, your view will change of what these men must have lived thru. To be inside this, in such small quarters, with fumes and bombs and in such peril from the water and our enemies fire... total respect! Lastly when you emerge from the sub, you will see a big Coast Guard boat that you can also board and explore. My advice: GO! It is worth the ticket price! Spend the time on all 3 parts of this museum. Wear gym shoes, not flip flops or sandals. Read everything in the museum. Buy something at the gift shop to help support the upkeep of these treasures. You won't be disappointed by this museum.
  • The submarine was such an awesome experience. Climbing thru the Chambers an to see the technology used back then. Unbelievable!
  • Great place for a lover WWII history. The building has several displays involving submarines in the war, plus an indepth look at this one. You then can take a guided tour on the actual Submarine. It may tight in some places, but very interesting!!
  • Very educational. My children enjoyed themselves immensely. They were actually shocked how much they actually enjoyed it. Take the time and do the guided tour
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