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National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo

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  • Ever since it was announced this museum would be relocating to Toledo I was looking for an opportunity to visit. It has taken several years and is in my opinion well worth it. As someone who loves the...  more »
  • Very informative and interesting overview of the Great Lakes shipping. The freighter is the best of the attractions but the museum is also quite nice. Teachers get in free with ID!  more »
  • Beautiful building located on the Maumee River is filled with all aspects of social and geological history, providing an excellent program for anyone visiting the Great Lakes region.  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.
  • Favorite thing: interesting collection taught me a lot about the history of Great Lakes shipping and travel. Least favorite thing: museum ship is only open seasonally.
  • 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.
  • Our 4yr old even loved this experience! Check this place out!! Very cool
  • A fun and highly informative experience. One of the most in depth museums I've been to.