National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo

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  • September 15, 2017
    Great collection of lake history items and interactive displays. My favorites were the submersible diving "video game" and the coal unloading! A good way to get an introduction to many of the historic...  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    I'm not typically a "museum person" but thought I'd go through it since I went there to tour the ship-- and let me just say -- wow, was I impressed-- the museum is interesting, interactive, and releva...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    Step back in time to learn how valuable the Great Lakes are. The history is captivating. then, the ship tour. Sailing one hundred years ago didn't look too bad.  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    Very nice museum, nice and very interesting displays. Has some interactive things for kids to do. We lived going on the freight ship and being able to go to just about everywhere on it. We would definitely like to come see it again. Only small complaint was that there was a lot of Edmund Fitzgerald stuff in the gift shop, nothing really wrong with that, but we actually woukd have liked a magnet or something with the actual ship we got to go climb on...
  • June 30, 2017
    Incredible displays, artifacts & cinema provide the maritime history of the Great Lakes from canoes to freighters. Touring the Col.JM Schoonmaker provided unique perspectives of their experiences.
  • November 5, 2016
    The museum was an unexpectedly wonderful experience; lots of genuine and fascinating artifacts collected from various ships that once sailed the Great Lakes. It is very well organized and some collections are presented interactively which makes the whole learning experience fun and memorable. The freighter carrying the marks of over 69 years of service and more than 35 years since it was retired offers an extraordinary perspective to those who never had a chance to experience first hand a jewel of marine history. From Captain's quarters to bridge, riveted decks, cargo holds, galley, mess room and engine room it's all yours to see and explore in awe and admiration.
  • July 1, 2017
    Very interesting meritime history here. Enjoyed it.
  • June 19, 2017
    Great to see how things used to be. Everyone should visit and take notes!

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