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USS Silversides Submarine Museum

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Address: 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI 49441-1089
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+1 231-755-1230
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

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Good visit on a rainy day

We decided to visit here during our vacation when it was raining pretty bad. You are able to go in both the submarine and a coastguard ship. My wife is 7 months pregnant and was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit here during our vacation when it was raining pretty bad. You are able to go in both the submarine and a coastguard ship. My wife is 7 months pregnant and was able to go in and out of all the places in the submarine. I would not bring a toddler, older kids would enjoy the museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We visited on a Sunday. The staff was incredible, very friendly and knowledgeable. The interior museum is neatly laid out and had interactive displays. The submarine was very interesting to see - and fit through. Even though there were a few more families, we felt as if we had a private self guided tour. Would like to go back again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I had a great time with the great history of our country and honor all military for protecting and fighting for our country our freedom and our flag

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The USS Silversides Submerine is a great museum. The docent was very knowledgeable and very friendly. It is nice to see Muskegon continuing the restoration of this vessel. It is a great piece of history that needs to be maintained. There is a great deal of information on signs throughout the submarine. There is a great opportunity for photographs when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Our family visited this site on Vacation. The museum is very informational with some interactive displays and a video. The tour of the sub was interesting and the docent was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. This is a great attraction to see.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Went to the museum with my children, ages 5 and 7. I could have spent more time there but my kiddos were bored after an hour. They enjoyed climbing on the sub outside the best. We did not take the submarine tour, which is available for an extra charge. There are picnic tables outside if you bring your own food.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Ok, confession first - I am a US Navy veteran and longtime admirer of our WWII submarine force, though I served on surface warships. For me to walk the decks of Creed Burlingame's sub was quite a thrill. That said, the sub is in need of hull restoration. She has a 1-2 degree list, at least when I was aboard.... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

My wife found this attraction on the internet. I had never heard of it and being a submariner I was interested. Got to take my wife on the USS Silversides SSN 679. The Silversides is a Sturgeon class attack submarine. It is well a WWII hero. It is well maintained and it was exciting for this old sailor to tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed touring the Silverside and the Coast Guard ships. Very informative visit. In the museum building they have a working periscope that goes to the roof top and you can see all around the area!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I've had the opportunity to tour this vessel a few times. I always marvel at how anyone could serve on a submarine, let alone during a world war. Very grateful to those who served.

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