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Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven
(4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • I have passed this place dozens of times when visiting South Haven and finally stopped! Great little place and reasonably priced (five dollars for kids under 18.) It features lots of local maritime hi...  more »
  • We were just visiting for the weekend and stumbled upon this museum. Went thru the self guided tour and then signed up for the river cruise as well. The weather was very pretty for September though a ...  more »
  • Like smaller, interesting, slightly-quirky, museums a-la Americana?... Go. Not into that sort of thing?... then you should know better to begin with, 'cause it's exactly what it appears to be. Lots of...  more »
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  • Great Time. Yes, it's small, but then it's easy to see it all. The Coast Guard Rescue boats were of interest, but the several operating boats and the chance to take a ride on Lake Michigan or the Black River were nice. The Sloop, Friends Good Will, we enjoyed watching it sail, really motored in and out of harbor (sailed on the open lake). Then the electric boat of the 1930's and 40's took a nice cruise of South Havens harbor and up the Black River.
  • Very interesting and well put together museum about Lake Michigan. Both indoor and outdoor exhibits ranging from ships down to pictorial displays. Not particularly disabled friendly.
  • We tried this museum to burn some time until lunch. It was a lot better than expected. We had a chance to get on the ship and had a personal tour with the captain. Our six year old loved it and it was very educational. We didn't do the boat tour because we just missed it and the next one wasn't for another hour and a half. Even the little museum area had a lot of great information about the Great Lakes and local ship wrecks.
  • Engaging exhibits, demonstrative videos, and pleasant staff make this place a worthwhile location to visit!
  • Nice little place preserves history of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. Also, has boats for excursions. I especially liked the "Friends Good Will", a single masted sloop replica.