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Museum Ship Valley Camp

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Address: 501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
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+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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Very Cool!!

Great way to view the past, at your own pace, see what you want, look around, up to the top of the ship, front to rear and down below. so many things to see, and read about if you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 June 2016
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Lapeer, Michigan
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Lapeer, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Great way to view the past, at your own pace, see what you want, look around, up to the top of the ship, front to rear and down below. so many things to see, and read about if you want. They even have free dog kennels for your use during the tour! Very interesting!!

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Southfield, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Very interesting. A lot to learn. Recommend going through this museum. There was a lot to learn about the exhibits. Learned a lot about old seamen and captains. The laundry rooms, and sleeping rooms were very interesting. The laundry rooms were small, the shipmates' bedrooms were somewhat small, but the Captain's bedroom was large. The dining room was really big.... More 

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London, Ohio
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This museum is inside the ship Valley Camp. There are lots of interesting exhibits. You can walk around the outside of the ship and see the living areas of the crew.

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Thank Mary B
Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I was little surprised at first that it was 13.5 a head to enter, however; once inside it is way worth it. I had such a good time and the staff was great. Really enjoyed the ship and learned many things. Be careful though as its kinda dangerous inside.

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East Jordan, Michigan
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We enjoyed this museum. Went several years ago and decided to go again really enjoyed it. Hope to take grandkids someday

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Thank Mary P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Touring this ship was a lot of fun!! I had to laugh when seeing the aquarium inside a ship:-). The displays on board were marvelous! They had some of the Edmund Fitzgerald on board, including a lifeboat or two, among other artifacts/parts from the ship. There were lots of parts of motors and several navigational compasses on board from other... More 

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Brimley, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This historical site has items from the famous Edmund Fitzgerald the life boat of that famous boat is in this museum. They have local fish in the fish tanks. They show you the way the workers on the boat live and everything is basically in its original place and the replica is pretty accurate.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Glad we were able to slip in just before closing time. Very interesting! And very nice staff! Worth the time!

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The Valley Camp museum is well worth a visit. The exhibits were pretty well done and totally authentic. Parts of the ship were left exactly as they were when the Valley Camp was sailing the Great Lakes. I found the crews quarters and galley interesting. You can probably get thru the entire ship in an hour and a half and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I'm so glad we decided to tour this ship. Its like going into the Tardis, it's jaw dropping my huge inside. Just looking at the workmanship in the ships interior, knowing it was made 100 years ago, makes you think about all the skilled people who made it. Not to mention how in the world something that heavy could float... More 

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