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Michigan Maritime Museum

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Address: 260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
Phone Number:
+1 269-637-8078
10:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

We strive to preserve, interpret, and invite the public to experience and...

We strive to preserve, interpret, and invite the public to experience and learn about our Great Lakes maritime heritage from our Museum in South Haven.

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Pirate Chaser

Myself and a friend took our kids on the Pirate Chaser Sail and we had so much fun. Between the two of us we had five children with is and two of them had never been on a boat... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Charise S
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We both have motion sensitivity, but wanted to experience the waterway, so we took the 1 hour Black River cruise on the all-electric Limdy Lou. A beautiful wooden hand built recreation of a passenger water taxi from the early 1900s, built right on site. Captain Chuck was a great guide, friendly and informative.

Thank Gary P
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend took our kids on the Pirate Chaser Sail and we had so much fun. Between the two of us we had five children with is and two of them had never been on a boat before and none of us had ever been in any type of sail boat. Each of our kids were engaged in... More 

Thank Charise S
Arnold, Maryland
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was a very nice way to spend the afternoon. While there are some sailing vessels that will take you out on a short cruise, we opted for the museum only. My family is from the East Coast and we spend a lot of time near the water and are surrounded by sea going vessels year round. What fun to... More 

Thank katywanders
Springfield, Missouri
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I and my teen visited the museum briefly while waiting to board an afternoon cruise aboard the tall ship Friends Good Will. The museum is interesting, but the ship ride was the best part. Having taken the tall ship ride in Chicago's harbor, this one is longer and comparatively a bargain. You cruise the coast, learn some history, get to... More 

3 Thank decahousegirl
Naperville, Illinois
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The small museum does a nice job of describing many of the boat and plane tragedies that have occurred on the great lakes. I found the historical information interesting and it was displayed well too. There were articles on display from some of the disasters and the human interest stories were quite moving. Following the museum tour we took the... More 

5 Thank Chris H
Logansport, Indiana
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Our family took the sunset sail on the old time ship. The crew did a great job and it was a very enjoyable time. The price was worth the time.

Thank db4r6286
Denver, Colorado
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148 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We ended up going on the "Pirate Chaser" cruise after seeing the Sunset Cruise taking off one night when the water was really choppy and deciding that it didn't look as fun. It was ok for the 6 year old in our group but I'm not sure it would be interesting for kids older than that. The pirating consists of... More 

1 Thank Sakart V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed trips on both the Lindy Lou and Friend's Good Will this time around. The pirate chase was great fun for the whole family and included a good history of the ship with tour. The museum itself is very interesting and educational with friendly staff.

Thank teamtez2
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

While I vacation just down the street, I hadn't stopped in at the museum in some time. What a pleasant surprise. Emily at the counter was friendly and helpful. Lots of nice things in the gift shop. Inside, the exhibition of wrecks on the Great Lakes was fascinating, as were the displays of the 1950s airplane crash off So Ha... More 

1 Thank Monty002
West Lafayette, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We did the 1.5 hour afternoon cruise on the Friends Good Will boat, and it was a really cool experience. On this particular day our family of four was the only group signed up for it, so it was functionally like a private cruise, but the crew made it fun for all. It started with a brief history of the... More 

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