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River of History Museum

531 Ashmun St, P.O Box 627, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1907
+1 906-632-1999
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It was a simple museum but I thought overall it was very informative. The staff was very friendly... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
hellohammond
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Average at best, pretty simplistic and somewhat boring

Now, my family loves museums and all kinds generally have some appeal. We toured the River of... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Darryl L
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Marana, Arizona
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River of History Museum follows the History of the St. Mary's River and Sault Ste. Marie from the glacial period to the present day use of the River. Information on the French, Native American, Fur trading, lumbering and fishing of the area. Short videos and hands on exhibits along with an audio tour with specialized audio wands.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
5 Aug 2016
“Interesting”
2 Aug 2016
“Average at best, pretty simplistic and somewhat boring”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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531 Ashmun St, P.O Box 627, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1907
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+1 906-632-1999
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

It was a simple museum but I thought overall it was very informative. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Not sure I would go again though.

Thank hellohammond
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Now, my family loves museums and all kinds generally have some appeal. We toured the River of History because we bought the combo package along with the Valley Camp and the Tower of History. There was no one else in this museum when we visited,...More

Thank Darryl L
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The museum has a great group of dedicated volunteers. They have put together a good representation of Sault Ste Marie, MI. I would encourage to put it on your "Must See" list if visiting Sault Ste. Marie.

Thank LindaH1946
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This museum is not extensive, but it is informative. It will only take between one and two hours to review. There are many interesting displays as well as information on the native americans who originally occupied the region, the European explorers. and more recent settlers.

Thank Leon H
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Very interesting displays. You receive an audio narrative to guide you thru the museum.. It has a lot of history of the area and was very informative.

Thank chewbdu
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is a small museum and does contain an abundance of information about the history of the area. The only complaints are many displays with text have very small type, located below eye level with poor illumination making it difficult to read. The audio wand...More

Thank Dan_Lkn
Reviewed 25 June 2015

The museum is small but provides history on the Sault Ste. Marie area. Great learning museum. The museum is small but contains a good deal of historical information. Consider buying a multiple attraction ticket if you are also visiting the Ship Valley Camp.

Thank DJSZCZEP
Reviewed 3 June 2015

we went a few years ago since we come to the soo every year; but had never seen it. we like to find something different to do every year and went there on a rainy day and really enjoyed ourselves. you find out things that...More

Thank charmelash
Reviewed 29 April 2015

This is a very worthwhile exhibit with photos, paintings and articles from Sault Sainte Marie's historical past. Along with the museum exhibits, there is a very nice gift shop with many items to tempt the visitor.

Thank Dave021941
Reviewed 9 October 2014

My son, who goes to LSSU, walks by this museum all the time, so we decided to go last time we visited him. It is well worth a visit! A lot of local history, native history, and LSSU history in this museum. The head sets...More

Thank tripowl3
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