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Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Free visit - Very interesting

Free Museum Day. My kids had options which one to visit. Picked this one. Husband (navy vet) had... read more

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Wautoma, Wisconsin
A gem in Manitowoc

Having been in Manitowoc for my assignment since January 2018, I am disappointed in myself for not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“submarine tour”(81 reviews)
“cobia”(46 reviews)
“great lakes”(56 reviews)
Welcome to a great place to learn, play and explore the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers visitors a unique place to spend hours learning about...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-6823
+1 920-684-0218
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Reviewed today

Free Museum Day. My kids had options which one to visit. Picked this one. Husband (navy vet) had never been here either. Good displays/exhibits. Kids loved the children's area and getting wet. Sub tour was very interesting as well. Only thing I would change -...More

Thank D V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having been in Manitowoc for my assignment since January 2018, I am disappointed in myself for not having visited this Museum until yesterday! Military discount and so much more than I expected. Being on call, and fearing a drop in coverage during the submarine tour...More

Thank justjace
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband wanted to see the submarine here, and it was super cool! We were so incredibly lucky to have two Sub Veterans along on our tour, and they, along with our well-versed guide gave lots of interesting facts about life inside subs! Wonderful, amazingly...More

Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on my way home from Packer game...didn't have time to wait for sub tour. Interesting displays of WWII submarine service. A large area devoted to ship building and engines in the Manitowoc area. I should have spent more time here.

Thank Dean W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very well done museum. Our tour of the Sub, The Cobia, a WWII award winning vessel was conducted by Alex. He is a young man who is passionate about this submarine and so knowledgeable. We were totally impressed with his presentation. The...More

Thank GypsyMoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here before but my husband had not and he wanted to visit and especially go into the Cobia. He thoroughly enjoyed himself. We both had a great time.

Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a top quality well done museum. Not only do you get to go onboard and tour a WWII submarine and actually see and feel how these sailors lived under the water, there is also a interactive and hands on museum on land. Also...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about half a day walking through the museum and the USS Cobia. Lots of models of ships and information about shipwrecks in the lake. The sub tour is a little tight and you will have some narrow hallways and climbing along with getting through...More

Thank Dinoandkim
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to take a drive to Manitowoc on August 12, 2018 and visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum there. We both thought the museum was great. We toured for about a half hour before our tour of the submarine started- then came...More

Thank Donald E
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

If you have never been on a submarine, and want to literally experience a piece of history, come and stay over night, and tell your friends and family about the experience you had !

Thank Tony F
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12 March 2018|
Response from nelliestrate | Reviewed this property |
$15 for adults 12 for seniors 8 for kids
3 March 2017|
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Response from WIMaritimeMuseum | Property representative |
The sub tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. We recommend 2-3 hours to fully explore the museum and take the sub tour.
Brian H
28 September 2015|
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Response from WIMaritimeMuseum | Property representative |
We offer overnights for organized groups (scouts, schools, youth groups, etc) almost any night of the year, but for families or individuals we offer 2-3 Family Overnights in the summer. Those are typically in July and... More