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Knowlton Ice Museum

317 Grand River Ave, 2 blocks southeast of McMorran Place in downtown Port Huron, Port Huron, MI 48060-3814
+1 810-987-5441
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Grate people and fun for all the family!!!! Full of fun facts. Has a very interesting history... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Josh W
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Unique place to visit - great for history

Unique place to visit - great for history. Neat old ice cutting saws and ice / milk delivery... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
seetheusainaford
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Just imagine ice harvesting was one of the ten largest industries in the U.S. at one time. The Knowlton's Ice Museum of North America has one of the largest collections anywhere of ice tools and implements from the 1800's to the early 1900's. From old ice picks to the horse drawn ice wagons you will see history brought to life!
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  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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317 Grand River Ave, 2 blocks southeast of McMorran Place in downtown Port Huron, Port Huron, MI 48060-3814
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Grate people and fun for all the family!!!! Full of fun facts. Has a very interesting history behind the city of Port Huron. I will tell all my friends and family to come visit!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Unique place to visit - great for history. Neat old ice cutting saws and ice / milk delivery wagons, dairy display, license plate display... Good to teach kids the past.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The best part was the video on the collector and the history of ice. I especially this place as it showed the realities of the childhood scenes of Kristoff in the Disney movie Frozen. The museum has artistic arrangements of a wide variety of saws,...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

we have been to Port Huron more than a dozen times. In the 6-10 times we tried to stop here it was never open.

1  Thank DonandKim74
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

What a sweet little museum on the history of ice cutting and supply around the world. Mr Knowlton did a great service to society to collect all these implements and record all the details of this industry that has just vanished. Definitely worth a visit...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a real find, if you are interested in how the business of Ice started. The tools, that were use to actually get the Ice from the lakes. This museum has a bit of everything! Ice Boxes, Ice Trucks, Milk Trucks, License Plates from...More

1  Thank Laurie S
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Yes, it's an ice museum......No, it's not an amusement park but it was still really cool to see all the stuff. And we learned some too. My daughter wants to go back. Great people volunteer in there too.

2  Thank stephanierM8898AN
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Today we visited rhe Knowlton Ice Museum. After a fourteen minute introduction video our guide showed us the highlights of the museum. And highlights there are a lot in this interesting museum about harvesting ice in the old days and the way they used ice....More

2  Thank Dirk P
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Knowlton I, on the Board of Directors at Knowlton Ice Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

So happy you enjoyed our Museum. My Parents spent lots of years collecting and did a great job at finding all kinds of unusual and rare Ice tools. Thank you for taking the time to take a tour.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

There was a lot of very interesting stuff to look at and take in. I never thought about the ice trade or that it was very interesting. But it was really neat. My 14 year old son loved it and I was very intrigued at...More

1  Thank David M
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Knowlton I, Board Member at Knowlton Ice Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank You very much for visiting. Most people have no idea how huge the Ice Industry was at one time and how hard harvesting ice was. Glad you and your Son enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Knowlton Ice Museum is truly a gem in Port Huron. Who knew that ice and the commercial ice industry has such a storied history? Its contribution to health, quality of life and the variety of life is monumental and on full display here. From...More

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Knowlton I, Board Member at Knowlton Ice Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Yes, you are so right, my Dad Mickey, loved what he did and really enjoyed collecting every kind of tool related to Ice that he could find. Thank You

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