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Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit

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The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is an historical maritime museum in Detroit, Michigan. Located on The Strand on Belle Isle Park along the Detroit River, this museum places special interest on Detroit's role on national and regional maritime history. The 16,000-square-foot (1,500 m2) museum features exhibits such as one of the largest collection of model ships in the world, and the bow anchor of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, which went down in a storm in 1975.
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  • What a gem on Belle Isle. The park around the museum is a bit downtrodden but the museum and lakefront itself were just thoroughly enjoyable. Many cool exhibits and artifacts and so much history...  more »
  • Freshly re-opened, the Dossin Museum is steaming along, offering fascinating maritime exhibits and glimpses into Great Lakes shipping history. The museum greets you with a stunning exhibit, the...  more »
  • Very informative. Also, interactive for the kids. Since the state has taken over Belle Isle, its a truly special place. We spend all day here and feel safe. My wife takes the kids solo and feels safe doing it. When I was growing up, Belle Isle was a place you avoided.
  • Very educational and interactive. The exhibits are informative and fun for adults and children. I would definitely recommend swinging by and learning about the history of our Great Lakes while you're at Belle Isle.

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