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Marquette Maritime Museum

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Address: 300 Lakeshore Blvd., Box 1096, Marquette, MI 49855
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+1 906-226-2006
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Featuring a guided tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and the largest...

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!

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A lakefront treasure

This museum started as a grassroots effort to display the facinating power and wrath of this great lake. You can feel the strength of what people who work the lake must have to... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Marquette, Michigan
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Marquette, Michigan
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This museum started as a grassroots effort to display the facinating power and wrath of this great lake. You can feel the strength of what people who work the lake must have to endure. Marvel at this collection that so vividly depicts a very exciting and treacherous past of this lake and it's communities.

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Thank D H
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A great place to ski and snowboard! Reasonable prices and times available to go. Perfect size mountain with lots of varies runs! We had a great time! Look for the "Golden chairlift"

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Benson, Arizona
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10 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Have visited here on many occasions (great place to bring guests) and have always learned something new about the history of the area.

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Thank 4upnorthjen
Sydney, Australia
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1,419 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 615 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Closed again but still got to wander around & enjoy some of the attractions of this lovely little Lake City with an impressive maritime history ! Get there when it's open !!

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Thank Skeney57
Goodrich, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Wonderful place to take a stroll and visit lots of quaint stores and restaurants. Beautiful views, friendly neighbors.

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Thank Misseyj1001
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great maritime history with lots of facts and exhibits,. they also offer some tours fr a local great lakes lighthouse when available.

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Thank Peter F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are interested in Maritime, this is a must see stop. You can see the lighthouse from here if you are interested in taking pictures.

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Thank Lori R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Only museum we've been on during our trip around Lake Superior that has examples of 4 different sizes of Lighthouse lenses. Finally understand the rating of lenses. It is a small museum but has some good information on the history of ships on Lake Superior. Because of safety issues (relating to the condition of the lighthouse) the lighthouse tour DOES... More 

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Thank sheldon m
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Wish I could have visited the actual museum. Enough time to snap a photo then back on the road. Worth it though.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I love small local museums. They keep the local history alive. The history important to the area. The exhibits are enjoyable but two things are the highlights: the available lighthouse tour and the fresnel lens collection. If you take the lighthouse tour you get to go onto former Coast Guard grounds, see the exterior of the lighthouse, walk along causeway... More 

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