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National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo
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  • I stopped by the museum after a conference in Detroit, knowing that both the museum and Schoonmaker had been recently (in the past few years) renovated. The Schoonmaker is one of the best preserved mu...  more »
  • Went to the museum for the first time recently and I was quite surprised at how nice it is. I really am not a big buff of ships and such but it was nice. Everything is displayed very nicely and there ...  more »
  • We went to the National Museum of the Great Lakes and the Schoonmaker; both provide fascinating stories of ships on the great lakes; information presented in a way that draws interest; some interactiv...  more »
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  • 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.
  • What a gem in Toledo OH!!! My friends introduced me to this wonderful and informative museum. It was a hot day so we toured the ship first, and than the cool, clean and nicely designed museum. My family grew up on the Great Lakes and they are a favorite vacation spot for us as well. The cost is very nominal and well worth your time; whether it's a few hours or longer. I would recommend for all ages too. Get out and take a look.
  • The museum was quite educational and taught me things about the lakes that I never knew. The tour on the ship isn't included in general admission prices but it's worth it. I would love to have a kitchen that large. And the view of the river from the captain's deck is beautiful. Just be careful walking on the bridge if you have a fear of heights.
  • Really neat, freighter tour is super interesting, but I wish some of the exhibits were better maintained.
  • Interesting place. Lots of information at shipping on the Great Lakes, including shipwrecks. Also toured the ship. If you like history this is worthwhile.