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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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Another Amazing U.P. Experience

What an excellent museum honoring the many ships that have gone down off of Whitefish Point. With... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Madison, WI
via mobile
The Surprise at the end of the road.

We stayed in Paradise and drove to the museum. Beautiful spot on the shore of Lake Superior... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society was founded in 1978 by a group of divers, teachers, and educators to commence exploration of historic shipwrecks in eastern Lake Superior, near Whitefish Point in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula. Today, this non-profit organization operates two museum sites on historic properties: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Light Station, Whitefish Point; and the U.S. Weather Bureau Building, Soo Locks Park, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. The Shipwreck Museum is open to the public seasonally from May 1 to October 31; and the Weather Bureau is open year-round.
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18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9618
+1 888-492-3747
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an excellent museum honoring the many ships that have gone down off of Whitefish Point. With 4 buildings, a lighthouse and a Lake Superior beach front, there was something for everyone! It was informative with excellent displays, use of multi-media, and lighting and music....More

Thank WiWeezie
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in Paradise and drove to the museum. Beautiful spot on the shore of Lake Superior. Interesting displays, movie and artifacts. Buildings to explore too. You could also walk along a path to the lakeshore and explore there.

Thank seaturtle30_12
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum has so much to see. There's lots of info about the shipwreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Since the Edmund Fitzgerald was fairly recent, it was especially interesting to us. There's a lot of memorabilia from shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. I recommend a...More

Thank 10Annie10
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, this song will go through your mind a million times over! Wonderful homage to not only the Edmund Fitzgerald, but to all shipwrecks on Lake Superior. Exhibits, films, lighthouse, etc., has something for everyone. Nice pebble beach on clear water to sit and enjoy...More

Thank Nomad062_10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is awesome. So much information and artifacts from the Edmund Fitzgerald, and other ship wrecks! The other buildings on the premises are really cool! Love the lighthouse, just beautiful. Great viewing area and beach area on Lake Superior!

Thank Roalvie
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the exhibits and found them interesting and informative. They have movies as well which were entertaining. Plus it was right next to the lighthouse exhibit which was very convenient. The only minuses were that parking is very congested and there are only one...More

Thank worker b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to many maritime musuems all over the country and this one tops them all! Done well, staffed well and reverent in its coverage of the tragic Edmund Fitzgerald sinking. Do not miss this one!

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small Museum but packed with a lot. I went mainly to see the Edmund Fitzgerald Bell and it was right there when you walk in. Amazing to see the crystals from light houses, they are huge! The artifact's in this building are really amazing to...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the museum by searching for the Edmund Fitzgerald. While the Edmund Fitzgerald is the star of the museum, there is so much information and history. Really enjoyed the movie explaining the history of the ship. The lighthouse lenses are beautiful. We were here...More

Thank sandyc773
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to watch the short video before going to the exhibits -- it adds a lot to the Shipwreck Museum experience. I didn't realize that over 6000 ships have sunk on the Great Lakes. This exhibit is very well organized.

Thank 302marylandtraveler
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18 June 2017|
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Response from JMSTRS | Reviewed this property |
Adults $13 Children (Under 17 $9 Under 5 Free)
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..
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