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USS Silversides Submarine Museum

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Address: 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI 49441-1089
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Sleep in a sub.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Muskegon, Michigan
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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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DeWitt, Michigan
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Georgetown, Tennessee
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

So....not every museum has a WWII submarine. We are more familiar with Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry's German sub. This was interesting....maybe the American subs had more space....maybe it's because the one in Chicago is more blocked off.....regardless, this was a great opportunity to see what it was like during that era....difficult times, for sure.

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Michigan
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Interesting museum and we loved looking at the USS Silverside floating outside the museum. We arrived at closing time so don't make the same mistake ! Great souvenier shop. Pleasant employees.

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Portland, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Really enjoyed this place. Great learning experience. Especially liked the pow display. The video of the sub crew was very interesting.

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Decatur, Indiana
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you're a WW II buff like I am you must visit this museum/WW II submarine. The museum itself is loaded with good info about the war in the Pacific and specifically about the role that the USS Silverside played in the war. I have never been on board a submarine before, this museum gives you the opportunity to walk... More 

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