Dossin Great Lakes Museum

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  • Address: 100 The Strand, Detroit, MI 48207, United States.
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3138335538
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, History Museums, Educational Site, Specialty Museums

A historical maritime museum, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum is located along the Detroit River on The Strand on Belle Isle Park. Spread over an area of 16,000 square feet, it features ships no longer in service such as one of the largest collection of model ships in the world and the legendary SS Edmund Filtzgerald’s bow anchor. Also exhibited is S.S. William Clay Ford pilot house and the S.S.City of Detroit III’s lovely Gothic room. The Bablo exhibit has a nice observation deck from where you can watch passing freighter traffic on the Detroit River.You will love reading about shipwrecks and going up the old freighter pilot house overlooking the Detroit River. On the outside you will see a coast guard boat and also cannons and anchors. The knowledgeable staff will love explaining things to you. School field trips and adult programs are conducted regularly. Group tours have to be booked two weeks in advance at a nominal cost per person.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum Travel Tips

Take your camera or camcorder along.

You must possess a Recreation Passport to enter the Museum island. This can be purchased on the island itself or at any State Park or even purchased online. Cost of the same is as under:

  • Michigan registered vehicles: $ 11.
  • Out of state vehicles: $ 9 for a day pass/$31 for an annual pass.
  • Commercial vehicles: $ 16 for an annual pass including buses and limos.

Entrance Ticket Details For Dossin Great Lakes Museum

  • Vehicles with a valid State of Michigan Recreation Pass or a Day Pass can enjoy free parking.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum Hours

  • Groups tours are held with prior bookings.

How to Reach Dossin Great Lakes Museum

  • Bus No. 025 stops at Jefferson & Concord
  • Bus No 012 and 025 stops at Helen & Jefferson
  • Bus No 610 stops at Jefferson & Grand Boulevard

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  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum Address: 100 The Strand, Detroit, MI 48207, United States.
  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum Contact Number: +1-3138335538
  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum Timing: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Dossin Great Lakes Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Dossin Great Lakes Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 9.15% of people who visit Detroit include Dossin Great Lakes Museum in their plan

  • 77.78% of people start their Dossin Great Lakes Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dossin Great Lakes Museum

People normally club together Belle Isle Park and GATSBY'S while planning their visit to Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Dossin Great Lakes Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • Great experience! Informed helpful folks working there. Still under construction. Once we found a way in it was great. Entrance not clearly marked.

  • 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.

  • Beautiful,Awesome Dossin Great Lakes Museum Downtown Detroit The Island on A Wonderful Sunny Day! I Was There At My Cousin Birthday, Graduation Party. . Summer Time "2019" Here Are Some Phots...

  • Definitely a nice venue to have weddings and receptions. Just attended and saw so much history inside the building❤ nice view off the lake as well!

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