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National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo

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  • This museum exceeded our expectations, the two ships are star attractions. We recommend that you download the app to take the tour. You get a through, in side and out tour of the tug and freighter... 
    This museum exceeded our expectations, the two ships are star attractions. We recommend that you download the app to take the tour. You get a through, in side and out tour of the tug and freighter...  more »
  • An extensionally interesting and comprehensive nautical museum. It provides great information for anyone even remotely interested in nautical history and the Great Lakes. Perfect for the serious... 
    An extensionally interesting and comprehensive nautical museum. It provides great information for anyone even remotely interested in nautical history and the Great Lakes. Perfect for the serious...  more »
  • A nice attraction. Informative with some audio feature and inactive displays that would make it interesting for kids. Was glad to see the display for the Edmund Fitzgerald, the most famous great... 
    A nice attraction. Informative with some audio feature and inactive displays that would make it interesting for kids. Was glad to see the display for the Edmund Fitzgerald, the most famous great...  more »
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  • This place is wonderful! We enjoyed touring the tugboat and the ship, and inside the museum we spent lots of time looking at the many exhibits. There were tons of interactive things in this museum that made it especially interesting for my husband and myself, and also for our 10 year old son. I wish we had had more time to spend there!
  • A great museum for any fan of the Great Lakes or maritime history. The boats are awesome. The price was worth the ticket for admission, and I think kids of all ages will have fun here and adults as well. They have some unisex bathrooms and a nice little gift shop. When in Toledo, it is a must visit.
  • Another excellent museum. The exhibits are well done, interesting and informative and there are hands on things for smaller kids to experience. The tour of the freighter is very well done and although self guided, the placards are well written or you can use the app for more detail. The tugboat tour can be crowded due to the size of the boat but its also well worth it.
  • This is a very unique and elegant museum dedicated to the lakes and the vessels and people who operate on them. The inside exhibits are modern, interactive, and informative. The outside tours of the tugboat were immersive and well guided. The tour of the large freighter was memorable and engaging. This was an excellent facility that led to a very memorable family outing.
  • The tour was great. The information was great. They really should open a few windows on hot days to allow for more air flow. The bridge wings should be closed until they fix the rust on the posts on deck. The information and artifacts in the museum was great. So many things to learn about the lakes and the history of the lakes.

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