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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Paradise

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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • There are about five or six buildings to explore not including the extra -fee lighthouse . See the free movie and enjoy the immersion in history in each separate building that focuses on different asp...  read more »
  • We visited the Great Lakes Ship Wreck Museum as part of our overnight stay at the Point. The museum has a cost to enter and the museum itself is quite small. It would take someone about 40 minutes to ...  read more »
  • A very well appointed museum that not only tells you about lake history and shipwrecks but pays it's respects to the lost souls. The sights and sounds displayed in the museum are haunting, yet beautif...  read more »
  • My Husband and I came from Wisconsin to check it out ~ It was very interesting . the Staff was very nice. The tour of the light keepers quarters was definitely informative . I do not recall the ladies name who showed us around but she was very knowledgeable of the history of the house and grounds which was a great perk. The price of the tour was reasonable especially when you know it is helping to preserve the history for generations ahead .. definitely worth a stop!! I am already planning on taking my Grandchildren back there next summer
  • Beautiful location. Go for the history, stay to look for the prettiest rocks you'll ever see along the shore. Not sure if you can keep them, but you can have a contest for finding the most beautiful agates. Fun for the whole family.
  • We stayed overnight in crews quarters. Nice museum with info on Fitzgerald and other wrecks in the lakes, lighthouse keepers house tour, and other buildings. Beach and sand dunes are beautiful. Fun rare experience to be able to stay at such a historic location.
  • Astounding musium and worth the drive to see this place. The place is kept up first class and is very interesting. Not really expensive and the views out on the lake are astounding.
  • Nice little museum. Cool artifacts from shipwrecks. And lots of info to read. Admission gets you in about three different buildings on the property.
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