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“Family Visit ”

Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Manitowoc
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Quiet a lot to see and a bit interactive exhibits for children. The sub tour was really cool. Felt sorry for our docent whi was hoarse. She apologized throught the whole tour when a time or two would have been enough. But, she did a great job interacting with the adults and children alike.

Thank flowergirl8591
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

The displays are great, stories told and the history of the sub and in the museum are wonderful. You will love it!

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

If you plan on visiting Manitowoc, this is a must see. It features a tour of an old submarine. There is much to see here including a 1600s bible !

Thank Kevin R
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you like maritime, this is a must see. Spent a few hours studing the history. Also toured the submarine.

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

This museum is top notch, lots to see above and below. Enthusiastic volunteers and workers are friendly and helpful. They also host events such as a New Years Eve party, events for naval veterans, 4th of July, kids etc.. they have even fired up the Diesel engine during a memorial event. I'm blessed to live here and not only visit but to drive by frequently in honor of our contribution to WW2!

Thank LadyRemington
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