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Museum Ship Valley Camp

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Very interesting`

You get a great idea of how big these ships are when you are inside one and can go from one end to... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Best combination of actual ship access and Marine Memorabilia I have seen

Finally got a chance to see this museum after many rushed business trips. I have seen some nice... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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We are open Mid-May to Mid October! For more information click on the website link on Tripadvisor. Retired Great Lakes Freighter with over 100 exhibits on Shipping and Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Access into the Engine Room, walk the Upper Deck...more
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501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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All reviews engine room great lakes edmund fitzgerald cargo hold the pilot house scavenger hunt an aquarium crew quarters living quarters self guided tour maritime history interesting displays on display worth the admission price multiple levels lots of history cool experience
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

You get a great idea of how big these ships are when you are inside one and can go from one end to the other. A lot of interesting exhibits here -- even an aquarium with Great Lakes fish,

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Finally got a chance to see this museum after many rushed business trips. I have seen some nice ship museums, but the collection of marine memorabilia in the Valley Camp is extraordinary! Ship models, GreatLakes Hall of Fame, Old shipbuilding tools, ship and company histories,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

You can spend a lot of time here if you want to read and absorb all the displays and workings of the ship. Tons of stuff to look at. Plenty of walking all over the ship.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Unsworth7
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Had been awhile since up here. They have added more to the ship and opened more of the ship to the tour. Found it to be of interest and then went on top deck to view the ships crew quarters and dining, pretty cool.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Bob R
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Great afternoon activity for the family when visiting the Soo Locks. The displays are well thought out and well paced as you walk around the ship. My children enjoyed learning about the history of the great lakes and their importance in history.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dan W
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

It is a lot of walking. Very interesting to see everything. I have a hard time walking and was so glad there were places to sit down. And the little movies to watch were very interesting and educational.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wcoult
Reviewed 19 September 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our guided tour and visit of the Valley Camp Museum in early September 2018. The Valley Camp is a retired Great Lakes freighter that has been turned into a museum and is a must see attraction when in the area....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Be sure to visit the areas above deck (wheelhouse, captains quarters, galley, officers' mess, crew's mess. There's lots of info on the Great Lakes, the different types of ships that have evolved, and much more. There is a lot of reading. If visiting with children...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Janet L
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Interesting self guided tour. But watch your time. My husband went late in the afternoon around 3:30pm,the museum closes at 5pm no announcement was made and no one checked to see if everyone was out. My husband was still below decks when they turned out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Can visit most everywhere on the boat. $13 each. Fitzgerald life boat that washed up shore the following day is exhibited here.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank william b
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Jeffrey L
21 April 2018|
Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes you can use a scooter to get to all 3 levels via our ramp system, only area you would have stairs is up to the pilot house. We also have chairs placed on each level to sit as well.
2 May 2017|
Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes we are handicapped accessible, we have 3 levels to tour and a ramp system that will take you to each level. The upper deck and lower cargo hold floors are not level so walking might be harder for some but wheel chairs... More
Eri E
23 March 2017|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Unfortunately we are not open at this time of year. We are open Mid May to Mid October.