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“Great little museum”

Marquette Maritime Museum
Ranked #10 of 29 things to do in Marquette
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Featuring a guided tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and the largest collection of Fresnel lenses on the great lakes, the Marquette Maritime Museum provides an experience that is fun for the whole family. Learn about famous Coast Guard rescues while participating in scavenger hunts and other fun activities. Make a new memory with your family today at the Marquette Maritime Museum where history is fun!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

My friend and I stopped in here on a rainy morning while visiting Marquette. The museum was very kid-friendly, and we learned so much!

Visited July 2013
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Boyne City, Michigan
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Small museum but nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Great place to spend an hour and checking out all the exhibits about Great Lakes maritime history. Don't expect any multimedia engagement but they have some nice artifacts on display.

Visited August 2013
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Grayslake, Illinois
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257 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Lighthouse and Museum Visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Unless you are a lighthouse and shipwreck enthusiast, I would do Presque isle, town and sugar loaf mountain first. Then, for $9 a person, I would do this. The lighthose tour takes 40 minutes and museum about the same. You can not go into the light room but you can explore everything else in the working lighthouse. The museum discusses the areas numerous wrecks including the E. Fitzgerald and shows off frenzel lenses and rescue tactics. Not a must-see but interesting local history.

Visited August 2013
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Michigan
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Our whole family enjoyed a visit to the Museum. Our Kids really enjoyed the scavenger hunt. I liked that it made them slow down and look at the stuff carefully to find the clues. The Highlight of this was getting to go out to the Lighthouse. They are in the process of restoring the Lighthouse but it was so cool to see it now before they are done. Also you get to go out on the point with amazing views of the beaches and the Lake. We will return next trip to see the progression of the restoration.

Visited August 2013
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Wauseon, Ohio
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139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice museum next to the lighthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Very nice, small museum with lots of local history. If you want to tour the lighthouse ... you must go through the museum.

Visited July 2013
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