National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo

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  • We used to go to this museum when it was in Vermillion. It is all updated and interactive now. Our 8 and 16 yr old grands loved the boat and the museum. The self guided boat tour was definitely the hi...  more »
  • This is a must stop as there is so much Great Lakes history and artifacts to see.The freighter is also a must as one rarely sees the inside of one that is as it was when it sailed.The engine rooms sma...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the National Museum of the Great Lakes. The James M. Schoonmaker ship was awesome. It’s definitely a must to see. The museum was very informative about the history a...  more »
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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very interesting meritime history here. Enjoyed it.
  • Great to see how things used to be. Everyone should visit and take notes!

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