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Wisconsin Maritime Museum

75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-6823
+1 920-684-0218
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A Treasure

We had heard about this place and were in Manitowoc for the Packer Game on Sunday. So on Monday we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel A
New Berlin
Wonderful Museum

We almost missed this excellent museum. Sure glad we did not. We were waiting for the S. S... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kenyon, Minnesota
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Welcome to a great place to learn, play and explore the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers visitors a unique place to spend hours learning about the sailors, shipbuilders and submariners who made that history, and to have some great family fun! Founded in 1970 as the Manitowoc Submarine Memorial Association, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum has grown into one of the largest maritime museums in the Midwest. In addition to commemorating the maritime heritage of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area and the submarines built here during World War II, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is now a leader in preserving the maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“submarine tour” (80 reviews)
“uss cobia” (62 reviews)
“great lakes” (50 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-6823
+1 920-684-0218
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard about this place and were in Manitowoc for the Packer Game on Sunday. So on Monday we trekked to the Maritime Museum. What a great experience! Displays and explanations of the various shipwrecks in Lake Michigan. An actual mock-up of the command...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We almost missed this excellent museum. Sure glad we did not. We were waiting for the S. S. Badger Ferry and some time so we visited this museum. Very interesting history on the submarines that were built in Manitowoc. One is located outside the museum....More

Thank MNGal66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful guided tour of the WW 11 sub. Very interesting and learned a lot. Interesting exhibit on Lake Michigan ship wrecks.

Thank nelliestrate
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Variety of exhibits , movies and the submarine tour was authentic hands on experience (45 minute tour). Really interesting steam engine that was used on ship--touch screen computer allowed us to interact with it for different movements. Good for all ages, even young children in...More

Thank LMomG
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I live in the Washington DC area but my family is from Manitowoc, so it’s been quite some time since I’ve had the chance to see the museum since the renovation. It’s great to see the museum updated like it is. And it’s affiliated with...More

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Submarine Cobia is the center piece of the Wisconsin marine museum, great discovery for me to tour a sub that sank a large numbers of Japanese ships during WW2. Must salute the courage and dedication of the navy men who spent days and weeks below...More

Thank Michel R
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

What a great find after getting off the SS Badger, you can see the WW11 submarine Cobia. your admission includes a 45 minute tour of the sub and the guide, well she was very knowledgeable & personable. the museum is full of great lakes maritime...More

Thank culpdavide
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Riding for the S.S. Badger Car ferry, I decided to arrive a little early and take in this museum. It is only about 10 minutes from the ferry so easy to take in before or after the ferry arrives/departs. It's focus is mostly on the...More

Thank Birddawg
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This museum continues to update exhibits and provides exhibits that are of interest to both adults and children. The history of Great Lakes ships, shipping, and war-time efforts are all available in one location. Make sure to also board the U.S.S. Cobia (submarine) for the...More

Thank sapelleti
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Two rivers is a small town , it is very nice i can came here and had a city tour and do not forget to visit this museum for our children "museum collection" You can go aboard and tour her topside and inside. You'll see...More

Thank Budsantosa
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Questions & Answers
3 March 2017|
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Response from WIMaritimeMuseum | Property representative |
The sub tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. We recommend 2-3 hours to fully explore the museum and take the sub tour.
Brian H
28 September 2015|
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Response from WIMaritimeMuseum | Property representative |
We offer overnights for organized groups (scouts, schools, youth groups, etc) almost any night of the year, but for families or individuals we offer 2-3 Family Overnights in the summer. Those are typically in July and... More
5 August 2015|
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Response from WIMaritimeMuseum | Property representative |
Tours run throughout the day as needed. That last tour is always an hour before close. Adults are $12 and children are $10. Family discount is 15%. Prices are good trough 2015. Free parking in three lots around the museum.