Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit

4.5
#7 of 16 in Museums in Detroit
Located on Strand Drive on Belle Isle, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum is dedicated to showcasing the story of the Great Lakes, with a special emphasis on Detroit’s role in regional and national maritime history. Permanent exhibits include Built by the River in the John A. and Marlene L. Boll Foundation Gallery, the Miss Pepsi vintage championship hydroplane, the Gothic Room from the S.S. City of Detroit III, the S.S. William Clay Ford pilot house, and one of the largest known collections of scale model ships in the world. Significant artifacts include a bow anchor from the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald and an 18th century British canon salvaged from the Detroit River.

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  • The Dossin Great Lakes Museum places special interest on Detroit's role on national and regional maritime history. Located at 100 Strand Drive in Belle Isle Park along the Detroit River, this...  more »
  • I recently visited the Dossin Museum and there are some pretty cool exhibits to be seen by all. I also noticed some construction going on outside around the museum and I just know that the added...  more »
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  • 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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