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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 historial Place

It shows the history of the Great lakes and features the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking. Has many great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynne M
Shelby Township, Michigan

Great beautiful views of the river and very educational about the river and boats on the Detroit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beverly P
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100 Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
1 (313) 833-1805
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It shows the history of the Great lakes and features the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking. Has many great hands on activities for kids.The guides are great and are eager to answer any questions.

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beautiful views of the river and very educational about the river and boats on the Detroit river. It's a great history lesson for the whole family. They have the front of a boat with charts of the waterways of Detroit. The kids and adults...More

Thank Beverly P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed the museum and all the exhibits. The highlights are the entrance into an old wooden ship parlor and the end in which you are on the front of a freighter. Good exhibits in-between the intertwine history, facts and hands on exhibits.

Thank Meredith H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Located on Detroit's Belle Isle State Park, is this little gem, with exhibits centered around shipping on the Great Lakes. The exhibits cover a variety of themes. Some of the more interesting things to see include; stained glass from a Great Lakes cruise ship, a...More

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This museum, located on Belle Isle, is a place for all ages. It's interactive, educational and exciting. There are several floors and each one has something interesting and historical to enjoy.

Thank bevowl
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I think a lot of people don't even know about this little museum but I found it extremely interesting and fun you can really learn a lot and there are a few interactive areas. It is a small museum but what's that old saying good...More

Thank Donnie3217
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This museum is small but very interesting. Lots to see and learn about the history of Detroit and the surrounding waterways. A good place to bring children as there are a number of "hands on" activities for them to learn from. Run by volunteers who...More

Thank Alice T
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The museum has had a complete makeover since my last visit. Lots of 'hands on' and interesting for all ages. No charge, but donations are welcome (and needed to sustain the high quality venue).

Thank Storyteller-N03
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This on Belle Isle. Nice view of the river and Canada. Great for kids as there are interactive items in the museum. It is free, just asks for donations. This is true of everything on the isle.

Thank Debbi B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

and if you are like me (a child of the 80s from Detroit), you know how important it is to sit in one of those things and feel the rush of anxiety about the time your step-grandfather left all of you on the island because...More

1  Thank Patricia W
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