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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
10:00 - 17:30
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We went to visit this sub during a break while at a marriage retreat. I was amazed by the information and history given in the museum. Then, we went on the sub I learned about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peggy C
Port Huron, Michigan
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Port Huron, Michigan
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit this sub during a break while at a marriage retreat. I was amazed by the information and history given in the museum. Then, we went on the sub I learned about the ship and 80 men who were willing to give part or all of their life to keep America free during WWII. Going into the... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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116 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's an awful lot to see here. I spent over 90 minutes in the museum building and probably only digested half of the exhibits. They have a wide variety of WWII artifacts on display -- and at least five videos running in different areas as well. But touring the submarine was the main reason for my visit, and that was... More 

1 Thank tgw51
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We loved going in the USS Silversides. We went mid-March and were the only people touring the submarine. They let us go in by ourselves and we could stay as long as we wanted. Awesome experience. Kind of creepy, kind of cool. Hard not to think about what those soldiers endured for our freedom. Not for people who are claustrophobic.... More 

2 Thank Lisa B
Muskegon, Michigan
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit if you are new to Muskegon ,,even if you live here....great tribute to our Military....I wish I could go down into the sub,,but I don't do tight/small spaces....its a must..

1 Thank Snowbaby9455
Muskegon, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Silversides is one of the most decorated sub of WW2. The only drawback to visit it is, like any sub, you have to climb in and out of it. If you would like, you may be able to spend the night on it. well worth the time to step back in time, to the second world war!

1 Thank jastkid
Spring Lake, Michigan
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77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A visit to the museum and the boat are a must do if you are in Muskegon. For a real treat schedule an overnight sleepover on the Silversides. The undersea war in the Pacific comes to life before your eyes. Great for all ages

2 Thank David K
DeWitt, Michigan
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222 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We took our two kids to visit. The hubby had been there before, having spent the night with our son's cub scout pack. It's awesome to view a sub from all over the inside. Our kids were able to test out bunks and move equipment.

3 Thank SheriK2
Georgetown, Tennessee
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very historical and family friendly it's a great place to visit and interesting. Great fun with the family

1 Thank Shelia_68
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I am pretty clausterphobic and afraid of ladders so I was very nervous about being in a ship underwater and climbing through portholes, it was worth it! You don't need to be athletic to move throughout the ship easily. It is impressive to be in a place where 70+ soldiers would have lived at sea during the war. We came... More 

3 Thank Angela R
Hull, Massachusetts
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1,123 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The museum itself can be covered in 30 minutes, but the real reason to go is to tour the sub. I definitely think people were smaller 50+ years ago. As part of a Cubscout trip, we were able to sleep on the sub. It was an interesting experience but not worth doing a second time as there are no bathrooms... More 

3 Thank Edelan

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