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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9618
+1 888-492-3747
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Worth the drive!

Whitefish point is beautiful and this little museum was pretty interesting! A solemn remembrance of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dennison, Ohio
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History Geek's Dream

This small but well-done museum teaches about the many shipwrecks that have occurred in the Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim B
Akron, Pennsylvania
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18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9618
+1 888-492-3747
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whitefish point is beautiful and this little museum was pretty interesting! A solemn remembrance of those that lost their lives on the Great Lakes. There are several buildings to explore and you can climb the light house! A bonus, the Audubon society uses this location...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small but well-done museum teaches about the many shipwrecks that have occurred in the Great Lakes. Fascinating if you are into that sort of things. Has a short film about raising the bell from the sunken Edmund Fitzgerald. I needed a few tissues while...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this museum often and it is very informative. If you are a fan of ships you will especially enjoy it. It has the history of the Edmund Fitzgerald and many artifacts from the ship. The lighthouse is included in the visit. Beautiful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Open for one afternoon during WPBO Spring Fling during last weekend in April. Very well presented visual history of shipwrecks in area from early 1800's until present day. Dialogue from newspapers of the day and SOS transmissions helped to experience the tragic circumstances of each...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Went there because it has a) a real nice lighthouse, b) great view over Lake Superior, and c) a great and very informative museum about maritime transport on the Great Lakes and the dangers this used to comprise of in former times before modern navigation...More

2  Thank Mnlady56
Reviewed 24 February 2017

What a great display. The time and effort this museum has put in, really shows. Thanks for being a jewel in MI!

1  Thank happyheidi2017
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Very informative place about all the great lakes shipwrecks. This was a really fun trip for my husband and I.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Well worth the trip. Exhibits and volunteers are professional. We spent a few hours here on a rainy day. I grew up listening to Gordon Lightfoot's rendition of the Edmond Fitzgerald. It was great to learn about this ship and crew. Better yet, to see...More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Our leisure visit on a sunny day included a video of the Edmund Fitzgerald and it's sailors and their families. Other buildings included the housing for the light house caretaker, photographs of the first Coast Guard crews who had to endure unthinkable cold going out...More

Thank Rita A
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Live in L.A., but flew in to Flint to visit family. As an old Coastie the museum has been on my bucket list for awhile. We drove up and very glad we did. A real jewel. Will return in 2017 and making plans to spend...More

Thank Milwood
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Are posters of the EDMUND FITZGERALD sold in this museum?
20 May 2017|
Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I was not interested in posters so did notice. I would recommend emailing the museum..
Does the Museum provide wheelchairs?
30 March 2017|
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Response from Rita A | Reviewed this property |
OK, I called the museum. There may be one wheelchair available in the gift shop but anyone should call ahead asking them to hold it for you. It is first come-first serve. There are ramps available in many buildings on... More
Kadi D
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
20 October 2015|
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Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Hi Kadi D, Thank you for contacting the Shipwreck Museum. Yes, the main Shipwreck Museum Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Though not all of our buildings are handicap accessible. The Lighthouse Keepers Quarters and the US... More