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Museum Ship Valley Camp

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Address: 501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
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+1 906-632-3658
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We are open Mid-May to Mid October! For more information click on the...

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 to see crew quarters and pilot house. 3 levels to tour with ramp system for easy access.

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Really enjoyed this visit - be prepared for a lot of walking

Some of the exhibits inside were mediocre, but overall the ship and the exhibits were interesting and worthwhile. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking a lot on multiple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
Duane I
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Punta Gorda, FL
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Punta Gorda, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Some of the exhibits inside were mediocre, but overall the ship and the exhibits were interesting and worthwhile. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking a lot on multiple levels.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

There is a lot to see on the Valley Camp, and it is very informative. It definitely could benefit from a good cleaning of a good portion of the crews quarters and facilities. Granted this ship is antique, but one or two staff members could be dedicated to thoroughly cleaning the various compartments, one at a time, and it could... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This museum is inside a retired ore-carrying Great Lakes working freighter. It has been converted to a museum but all of the structure, holds, crew quarters and pilot house are mostly intact. It gives you a realistic sense of what life was like for the men who worked on these massive ships transporting incredible amounts of cargo. We found it... More 

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Yale, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I didn't think that visiting a museum on a ship would be particularly interesting. I was wrong. There is a lot to see on this ship, and a lot of preserved history. It shows history of different ships in the great lakes, as well as information of life on a cargo ship. Truly an enjoyable attraction.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you're in the Sault you can't miss it! The locks, the tower, and the ship. The ship referring to the Museum Ship Valley Camp where you explore the inside of a Great Lakes Freighter which has been converted to a Great Lakes Museum. You can even go topside and look down from the bridge!

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Coleman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

There are multiple displays in here. The Edmund Fitzgerald Life boats, what's left of them. If you love history about the great lakes this is the place to visit.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very interesting to see an actual Great Lakes freighter from bow to stern. Bridge, dining areas, quarters, holds and mechanical areas are all open for viewing. Interesting historical data fills the ship. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this activity. Have 3 young kids and they all enjoyed exploring the ship inside and out. Friendly service and a fun experience!

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Flint, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My wife and I recently took our six kids, ages 17 to seven, to the Valley Camp. It is a medium-sized lake freighter that is now in dry dock. It is the only place we know where anyone can crawl through the guts of such a ship. There is lots of stuff to see and read inside the ship, but,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Nice old boat that has something for both the young and old alike( kids are 2, 9, 16). You get to walk threw almost the whole ship with museum packed into where ever they had free unused area. There,s lots to touch, see and tanks with the fish of the great lakes in them.

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