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Museum Ship Valley Camp

#3 of 22 things to do in Sault Ste. Marie Features Animals
501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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Great Visit for History Buffs

This attraction is dedicated to the Upper Great Lakes history. There is information about the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Battle Creek, Michigan
Great afternoon of learning

Great museum! We have visited other ships and we were impressed how much access we had to this... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Barbara M
Lyons, United States
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

This attraction is dedicated to the Upper Great Lakes history. There is information about the Edmund Fitzgerald and other historical information. Great displays of the cabins and living conditions aboard the Valley Camp. However, this is NOT handicap friendly. There is uneven walking conditions and...More

Thank magicmom71
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great museum! We have visited other ships and we were impressed how much access we had to this freighter. The displays are interesting. The only drawback was it did get quite warm in the boat as the afternoon wore on, but they had large fans...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Museum inside a ship. Neat to be able to walk through an actual ship while seeing objects from ships and shipwrecks. I got a little claustrophobic, but my husband took a lot of time, reading the massive amounts of information on each level. Lots of...More

Thank SueBee1951
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We didn't know what to expect and were really surprised to find how much of the ship we could experience. It was so interesting to see how life on a freighter might be like and learn about the ships themselves. Just walking on deck was...More

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Traveled last year with just my son and I brought my husband this year! Great trip for kids and lake lovers of any age. We want to bring my parents next year!!

Thank parrottfisch
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We toured the ship. You get out of the museum what you put in. Very interesting to find out a lot of facts and history about the Great Lakes, freighters, people, etc. We did the scavenger hunt while we were on the ship. Museums are...More

Thank Ted G
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I visited with our two teenagers during our road trip around the UP. We really had a lot of fun touring this ship. Parts of the ship have displays relating to different aspects of freighters on the Great Lakes. The rest of the ship remains...More

Thank Marsha W
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Excellent time, informative and very timeworthy...get the package for the tower view, excellent time spent

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was a very large freighter turned into a museum full of historical artifacts. The display regarding the Edmund Fitzgerald was particularly attractive to us as we had heard about its ill fated voyage. Highly recommend for anyone visiting the Soo area to check it...More

Thank hellohammond
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting exhibit. Tons of information on the history of the shipping industry. Lots to read and see. Explore the ships quarters as they were during its working days. Aquarium exhibit of the local fish In the area. Expect it to be as hot if not...More

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Is your tour handicapped accessible?
1 May 2017|
Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes we are handicapped accessible, we have 3 levels to tour and a ramp system that will take you to each level. The upper deck and lower cargo hold floors are not level so walking might be harder for some but wheel chairs... More
Eri E
We will be in town for a Kuk Sool Won Tournament 3/23/17-3/26/17. Are you open this time of year? I'm having a had time finding things to do this time of year.
22 March 2017|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Unfortunately we are not open at this time of year. We are open Mid May to Mid October.
In September, we are traveling with forty passengers on a bus. Is there parking and how much is the admission?
31 December 2016|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes there is on street parking and we share the parking lot with St. Mary's Church next door. Regular rates are $7.00 per adult, if you contact our office to book a group tour we have discounted rates for large groups... More