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Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum

Sleeping Bear Dunes Rd, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-9710
+1 231-326-4726
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More Than Expected

There is more to this place than just the museum. While the signage isn't good at all, if you know... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William R
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Toledo, Ohio
Nice musuem

I am not a musuem buff, but I enjoyed this. It is neat to see how other people lived many years... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
happygardener2016
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Romeo, Michigan
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat house” (6 reviews)
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Sleeping Bear Dunes Rd, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-9710
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+1 231-326-4726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is more to this place than just the museum. While the signage isn't good at all, if you know where you're going you'll find the museum. There is a small village called Glen Haven that has a general store, a blacksmith building, a few...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a musuem buff, but I enjoyed this. It is neat to see how other people lived many years ago at the lighthouse.

Thank happygardener2016
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Went here on a rainy day with my 9,5 and 4 year old. Helped that we had been to the ranger program that Thursday explaining the rescue techniques. Definitely do that beforehand if possible. Small museum but if you are in Glen Haven or looking...More

Thank zimkaren
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This small museum at Glen Haven is mostly dedicated to the rescuers of the many boat crashes in this dangerous passage between the Manitou's and the mainland. It won't take long to see and you learn some interesting nuggets.

Thank scubaDave52
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

WOW! We have travelled around the globe and have never found an amazing place like sleeping Bear point! The museaum was very informative however the walk out to Sleepy Bear Point was breathtaking! We saw a diversity of flora, birds and even sand falls! You...More

Thank ELFDUDE
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum is a small treasure along the Michigan coast. I wonder how many people miss it-it would be easy to do. It is very well done and has interesting information and displays of maritime equipment and photos. The volunteer had...More

Thank 541beverlyb
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Spent about 2 hours here with the kids exploring the well-maintained exhibits and buildings, listening to the indefatigable volunteer exuberantly explaining the history of the area, and having a picnic under the pine trees. Thoroughly enjoyable part of our visit up north. Thank you National...More

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We went to the beach here with our family. Beautiful view of the Manitou islands and the shoreline. We hoped to do some hunting for Petoskey stones but surprisingly we only found one. The water was very clear but cold! We still swam and snorkeled...More

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This was a nicely maintained place to take the kids or a nice place to just take a walk doe the beach! Ranger gave a very good history lecture about the rescue boats! I noticed that they had a special wheel chair available foe the...More

Thank maplerun62-Steel
Reviewed 12 June 2017

explored the old Coast Guard building and explored the grounds surrounding. Offers a beautiful, quieter beach

Thank BuenosNachos2
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