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Maritime Center at Vantage Point

51 Water St, Port Huron, MI 48060-5478
+1 810-985-4817
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A gem in Port Huron!

Vantage Point and the Maritime Center, one of my favorites! Informational, fantastic views, good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shirley P
Detroit, Michigan
Enjoy watching the ships

Great place to sit and watch the boats go by. There is a small maritime center with some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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51 Water St, Port Huron, MI 48060-5478
+1 810-985-4817
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vantage Point and the Maritime Center, one of my favorites! Informational, fantastic views, good coffee and bagels. It is clean, friendly and welcoming. The farmers market on Tuesdays and Saturdays is an extra bonus. Great spot to visit!

Thank Shirley P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to sit and watch the boats go by. There is a small maritime center with some interesting (but limited) exhibits, a variety of food available, I recommend the ice cream truck, and a decent walk along the waterfront. The parking is free, but...More

Thank nicholaswillmott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I am in Port Huron I spend time at Vantage Point. Upon arrival a very bumpy parking lot will welcome you. So enter slowly. If you go Tuesdays and Saturdays during certain times of the year you can take advantage of the Farmers Market....More

Thank thetourman01
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The museum itself doesn't have a lot on display, but it does have good information about the freighters passing by and the staff (and volunteers) are a wealth of maritime information in general. You can walk outside and enjoy riverside viewing, which really gives you...More

Thank BrklynTravel
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I always stop at the Maritime Center when I visit Port Huron! It is the hub of information for ship watchers with volunteers that provide information about ships passing throught the city of which there are many each day. They also are warm and friendly...More

Thank mpower361
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Maritime Center is a wall of glass to watch the freighters and the other boats along the St Clair River. There are people in the center to answer questions. They also sell children's and adult books. People in S.E. Michigan love the freighters. There are...More

Thank dvt1964
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This building is a great place to watch the boat traffic on the St. Clair River. It is completely free to visit with indoor and outdoor seating available. Boatnerd.com is based here. As a large freighter goes by a volunteer will read about the freighter,...More

Thank Eatbugs_from_MI
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The center is right on the river where freighters pass from one great lake to another. Some of the barges are called "salties" because they actually will travel through all the lakes and on out to the ocean. As each freighter passes, a narrator announces...More

Thank sunlander
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great location and nice farmer's market on Saturday. However not visitor friendly. Do not keep up with vessel passage and "lingering" not encouraged. Primarily volunteer staff.

Thank DonandKim74
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Great Lakes Maritime Center is now open on winter hours from 9 am - 5pm. Summer hours extend to 7 pm. Freighters plying the St. Clair River are described as they pass and a deli style cafe offers coffee and doughnuts, sandwiches and soups...More

Thank Mary T
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Response from Li F | Reviewed this property |
Yup. Dogs allowed. We've taken ours a few times. They love it! You can let them swim too at the small beaches along the path.