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An Eyeopener!

Who would have guessed that this remote corner of the upper peninsula of Michigan would receive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great stop!

This is a great stop on your tour of the UP. Lots of history at the museum. I was most excited to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, Illinois
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The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society was founded in 1978 by a group of divers, teachers, and educators to commence exploration of historic shipwrecks in eastern Lake Superior, near Whitefish Point in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula. Today...more
18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9618
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who would have guessed that this remote corner of the upper peninsula of Michigan would receive 1,000 visitors per day during the summer months! It’s all because of an informative and very well curated museum. Shipwrecks are a sad topic. The many tragedies which occurred...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great stop on your tour of the UP. Lots of history at the museum. I was most excited to see the ship's bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald. There are several buildings to tour and you can go up into the lighthouse. Unfortunately,...More

Thank MRiseling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum illustrating the history of Lake Superior shipwrecks in the vicinity of Whitefish Point, aka "The Graveyard of the Great Lakes"......more ships lost in this area than anywhere else in the Great Lakes system. Well documented and researched info on the ore freighter Edmund...More

Thank Skyewarrior
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is a fairly small museum, it is interesting. I enjoyed the short movie about the Edmund Fitzgerald and also the artifacts in the museum. Going through the lighthouse gave me an idea what is was like to live here back when the lighthouse...More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this museum. The stories about each wreck are engaging. We learned a lot and we especially enjoyed the lightkeeper’s quarters.

Thank iwearnavy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself is small but there are several houses on the site that you can view as well as the lighthouse. The site is a short walk from the Lake Superior shore.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For this resident of a landlocked midwestern state, I was amazed by this museum. The grounds are beautiful. So informative and the exhibits presented so well. The Edmund Fitzgerald story is so engrossing but there are so many other amazing stories as well. Also just...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum and great tribute to the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The ships bell is a wonderful relic to honor their memory.

Thank CoffeeBean52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed all the history. Had no idea there had been so many shipwrecks on Lake Superior. The museum was well organized and easy to navigate, The movie about retrieving the bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald was very informative as well as a little sad. Was...More

Thank kEtrp709
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one one of the must-sees on vacation. Absolutely a great stop. Nice museum with the bell of the Edmund Fitzgerald. There is a theater with a movie about the raising of the bell. There is also the Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters and the Surfboat...More

Thank Tom B
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Christene D
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Response from kardwr | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you can. There is plenty of room for them.
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$13 adults vs. family of 2 adults + 2 or more children is $40.
25 October 2017|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
The short film takes about 20-25 minutes, and give yourself another 2 hours to do the museum (which is not overly large), the lighthouse keeper's house, the rescue boat house, etc; There's also a bird sanctuary and you can... More