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Museum Ship Valley Camp

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Address: 501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
Phone Number: +1 906-632-3658
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We are open Mid-May to Mid October! For more information click on the...

We are open Mid-May to Mid October! For more information click on the website link on Tripadvisor. Retired Great Lakes Freighter with over 100 exhibits on Shipping and Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Access into the Engine Room, walk the Upper Deck to see crew quarters and pilot house. 3 levels to tour with ramp system for easy access.

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You are inside an actual ship

There are multiple displays in here. The Edmund Fitzgerald Life boats, what's left of them. If you love history about the great lakes this is the place to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
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Coleman, Wisconsin
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Coleman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

There are multiple displays in here. The Edmund Fitzgerald Life boats, what's left of them. If you love history about the great lakes this is the place to visit.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very interesting to see an actual Great Lakes freighter from bow to stern. Bridge, dining areas, quarters, holds and mechanical areas are all open for viewing. Interesting historical data fills the ship. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this activity. Have 3 young kids and they all enjoyed exploring the ship inside and out. Friendly service and a fun experience!

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Flint, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My wife and I recently took our six kids, ages 17 to seven, to the Valley Camp. It is a medium-sized lake freighter that is now in dry dock. It is the only place we know where anyone can crawl through the guts of such a ship. There is lots of stuff to see and read inside the ship, but,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Nice old boat that has something for both the young and old alike( kids are 2, 9, 16). You get to walk threw almost the whole ship with museum packed into where ever they had free unused area. There,s lots to touch, see and tanks with the fish of the great lakes in them.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Fun day with family The grandchildren, age 11 were with us and they enjoyed the exhibit as much as we did. It is a retired freighter that tells the story of shipping on the Great Lakes through pictures and displays of equipment. There is a short movie and engine room and crews quarters are part of the display. There is... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

My husband is a history buff and was very impressed with all the artifacts that were on display. He thoroughly enjoyed seeing what shipboard living was like.

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ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

A great way to see and understand the makings of Great Lakes ships. We enjoyed the self guided tour. We especially like all the things they had from the Edmond Fitzgerald! Worth the time and money!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Very large ship with self-guided tour. It was our understanding that there would be staff available around the ship to answer questions, but none were found - so I thought I would stop on our way out and ask our questions to the person selling tickets. However, there was no one at the ticket office to ask. I thought the... More 

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Mindy D, Ticket Sales at Museum Ship Valley Camp, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you had questions that went unanswered during your visit. The Museum Ship Valley Camp usually only has 1 staff member working at any given time unless we have large tour groups pre booked and wanting guided tours. Depending on the time of day you had been heading out of the museum they could have... More 

Decatur, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Have went through the Valley Camp several times over the years. It is a floating museum of Great Lakes history. Great display on the Edmond Fitzgerald as well. Make sure you allow enough time, probably 2 hours is necessary if you really want to do it right. A great place to visit for maritime history.

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