National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo

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  • A friend from England was here in October and this is one of the highlights that she enjoyed. We did not allow enough time so I would advise that you plan on most of a day there especially if you are ...  more »
  • We visited the museum only to find a "post it" note on the front door saying it was closed.. There was a phone number posted to call which the UPS man was trying as as he had a delivery while we both ...  more »
  • What a great asset to Toledo. This is a top notch museum with information on the ships, lakes and ship wrecks over the years. There are a lot of hands on exhibits for all ages. We just went over Chris...  more »
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  • This museum is top notch. What a hidden gem in Toledo Ohio. Great portrayal of the history of maritime on the Great Lakes from the different types of vessels to the shipwrecks. We went during Christmas break which is a great way to keep the kids occupied and learning while out of school. There are a lot of hands on exhibits for all ages. In the Summer months you can tour both the museum and schooner which we plan to go back and do. I highly recommend checking this museum out. Great winter activity as well as summer.
  • Well worth the trip. Having spent many years on the St Lawrence river, passing these monsters, it was extremely cool to be able to finally tour one up close. Excellent exhibit, wondrous interactive experiences in the main Museum. Excellent place to bring the kiddos for a visit. Certainly helps one appreciate the magnitude f these ships.
  • Very educational about ships on the Great Lakes. There is a freighter there you can go on, we took self-guided tour although you can go on a guided one. Museum is handicapped accessible, freighter, for obvious reasons, is not. Very clean, organized, family oriented and worth the price, which is reasonable. Highly recommend.
  • Great collection of exhibits. Well worth the cost of admission. Plan to spend at least a few hours in the museum alone.
  • What a wonderful experience. The museum was very well done and had a lot of fun, interacting things to do. The ship is amazing! We will definitely be back . Very friendly and helpful staff.

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