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Dossin Great Lakes Museum

100 Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
1 (313) 833-1805
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Great lakes are part of US

Great lakes are very important part of America, and this museum will tell you all about that. You... read more

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100 Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
1 (313) 833-1805
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lakes are very important part of America, and this museum will tell you all about that. You must visti it if you are nearby.

Thank nickgravas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful display of real artifacts and detailed descriptions of historical events. The museum includes the insides of a real ship and the layout flows nicely.

Thank bacgrl
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Okay this museum has a lot to learn from in here like the Gothic Room, Built by the River and the pass of river front. There Ship Model showcase real neat to see. Miss Pepsi racing boat. I can talk about more but should check...More

Thank johntavernier
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I'm very impressed with the changes that have taken place on Belle Isle since the state took over the park. We visited the Dossin Museum and enjoyed it very much. I had not been there since the early 80's so I was surprised by all...More

Thank Deetroit
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I came here on a Saturday afternoon during the Easter weekend. I was here for about 3 hours and it was splendid! I LOVE museums and this one was great! I loved learning about the maritime history of Detroit and the various ferries, passenger steamers,...More

Thank AKAshon
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My family wasn't sure about what to expect when we got to the museum but were very surprised. The museum has lots of hands on activities for the kids along with a beautiful entry way recreation. The pilot house and the ship steering were highlights...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have been coming here as a kid since 1973. The pilothouse of the Ford Motor Company steamer William Clay Ford has been attached to the river side of the building so you can get the same view as a great lakes sailor. Grassy areas...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Such a great experience. You can learn a lot from people who are either working or volunteering (majority of them are volunteers) enjoy a inside and outside view.

Thank D1B1
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This museum is free but there may be a fee for driving on Belle Isle. Plan to stay about an hour. Check the internet for hours of operation which may vary. Typically it is not crowded and is open from 11 am to 4 pm...More

Thank Mezumi
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Took the kids who loved it. Cool all the way through. Hands on activities, historical items and the freighter pilothouse to top it all off. A must see if on Belle Isle.

Thank Howard B
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