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Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre

275 Steamship Bay Rd, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z9, Canada
+1 705-687-2115
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A must for little kids

The kids zone in this museum was amazing! Kids and adults alike had a ball. Flight simulator... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dublin, Ireland

Loved this museum/discovery centre situated at the waterfront. Very well done and loved the history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nell H
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Welcome to the one-of-a-kind Muskoka Discovery Centre where we preserve the traditions of the steamship, boat building and resort era while continually educating the public about life in and around the water.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wooden boats” (23 reviews)
“heritage centre” (10 reviews)
“rainy day” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
275 Steamship Bay Rd, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z9, Canada
+1 705-687-2115
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The kids zone in this museum was amazing! Kids and adults alike had a ball. Flight simulator, tents, puzzles, huge chalk board, stories etc. The museum section downstairs was very informative with the lady who showed us in giving us a little tour. But in...More

Thank annapmclarke
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this museum/discovery centre situated at the waterfront. Very well done and loved the history of the area and peoples especially during this century.. Loved the magnificent wooden boat displays and their history.. Wheelchair accessible Guided tours offered.. Admission of $13.00 waived if you take...More

Thank Nell H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to visit this center after spending a family vacation in Halliburton, ON. My son is 5 years old, so when i read online that they have a kids zone we made the trip to this area of muskoka. We were very disappointed that...More

Thank Amy2am
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry with cruise, there was a lot of information to read and take in Tons of maps of lake muskoka, joseph and rosseau. A bit mis mashy confusing layout but I just want around. It has just the right amount of data, from the...More

Thank unagiichi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The discovery centre is quite basic. There are parts that you can see they've tried hard, they've just not kept on top of it. It needs a serious clean, particularly the upstairs section. The best part is the old boats out in the dock. Stunning...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the replica boat, The Wenonah II, for our cruise, as the Segwun wasn't sailing that day, but it was still a very pleasant one-hour cruise around the Muskoka Lakes. We were able to take plenty of photos of both boats, and admire...More

Thank RetiredBritsAbroad
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Very fun and interactive. Awesome rainy day afternoon activity with a large group of kids. Stuff for everyone to do, ages 2-8. They even had a lizard we got to hold and the kids were able to pet it! The button making was a huge...More

Thank Cierra P
Reviewed 1 September 2017

To my fellow reviewers who write and I have had the pleasure of reading for wise advice and careful consideration I raise my high tea cup and say Ahoy Maite...it was great! I took my Mom on the Wenonah II for a 2-hour tour, yes...More

Thank AJnumberone
Reviewed 29 August 2017

One of the trips we booked whilst holidaying in Ontario was the lunch cruise on the Muskoka Steamship from Gravenhurst. We visited the Discovery Centre before embarking on our cruise, there was a very knowledgeble attendant who told us the history of the steamships and...More

1  Thank geraldandval
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We only went to the discovery center. It was right next door to our hotel and it was raining so we decided to try it out. This is good for smaller kids there are a few activities for the older ones but not too many.

1  Thank KNGD
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Bert H
19 July 2016|
Response from LivSimpson4 | Property representative |
$11 for adults $9.00 for seniors & Military $6.50 for children $25.00 for families (2 adults & up to 5 kids)