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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Paradise

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Located at the Whitefish Point Light Station, the area of many Great Lakes shipping disasters, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum explores the history of the Great Lakes, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Life Saving Service. Discover artifacts retrieved from local shipwrecks, such as the bell from the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. During a tour of the station's historic buildings, a docent will guide you past the light tower, fog signal building, lookout tower, and more. You'll have the chance to visit the lightkeeper's quarters and assistant U.S. Coast Guard chief's quarters as well. In the latter, you can watch a short video about the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Paradise Edition.
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4.6
  • Extremely educational experience not only for adults but children. Artifacts from the Edmund Fitzgerald. Numerous exhibits regarding the hundreds and hundreds of Great Lakes Shipwreck. Diving equipmen...  more »
  • The staff people were friendly and knew the local history. We talked to a carpenter who was working on the one building and he was quite friendly and informative. We learned more about the sinking of ...  more »
  • Have always wanted to go there. It was a beautiful ride and the museum and the other attractions are great. Bring your bug spray! We were swarmed by mosquito's.  more »
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  • Great complex. Historical buildings including lifesaving station and lighthouse. Displays show the long history of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes as well as the history of studying these shipwrecks. An informative film on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is shown.
  • Amazing information! The lakes can be wicked for even the biggest ships! Lighthouse lights are fascinating. Great film!
  • Me and my family really enjoyed going to the museum. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Got to see a lot of things and little things I didn't know about the Great Lakes. I would highly recommend going great educational Learning for children.
  • Very cool Great Lakes shipwreck history. Pricey, for what it is though. Great access to Lake Superior.
  • Less than what I expected, but it is still a very cool stop. Nice lighthouse. Insane amounts of mosquitos. Cheap fudge though.