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Muskegon County CVB

www.visitmuskegon.org

There’s a reason Muskegon is called the “Port City”! As one of the deepest ports in the Great Lakes, we have a rich maritime history with lighthouses, a working harbor and celebrated historic ships that are filled with artifacts and are open for you to explore! Welcome Aboard USS LST 393 Veterans Museum: Walk where heroes have walked, right in downtown Muskegon! History jumps out at you from every deck and every corner. The USS LST 393 earned 3 battle stars in World War II and is one of only two Landing Ship Tanks that remain in existence. Discover the USS LST 393's outstanding wartime record as you tour a nationally renowned veterans’ museum with artifacts and displays honoring those who served America and fought for the freedoms we enjoy today. USS Silversides Submarine Museum: Tour a restored WWII Submarine, a Prohibition-Era Coast Guard Cutter and the Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum. Perfect for veterans, families, scouts and history buffs! Self-guided tours offer a wonderful opportunity to experience what it was really like to sail a sub trolling the waters of the South Pacific 60-plus years ago. Named for a small fish of the same name, the Silversides once slid beneath the surface of some of the most dangerous waters in the world. Guests can walk the deck topside as well as the major internal compartments below deck. Tour passes also include access to the Coast Guard Cutter McLane, a rare prohibition era vessel from 1927 and the Naval Museum. S.S. Milwaukee Clipper: From 1941 until 1970, the Milwaukee Clipper carried untold thousands of passengers and automobiles between Muskegon and Milwaukee! By 1983, she was listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, and in May 1989 she was designated a National Historic Landmark. In the late 90’s, the Great Lakes Clipper Preservation Association was formed, dedicated to preserving the now legendary steamer. Thanks to them, we can now tour “The Queen of the Great Lakes”! The Lake Michigan Field Station: From 1941 until 1970, the Milwaukee Clipper carried untold thousands of passengers and automobiles between Muskegon and Milwaukee! By 1983, she was listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, and in May 1989 she was designated a National Historic Landmark. In the late 90’s, the Great Lakes Clipper Preservation Association was formed, dedicated to preserving the now legendary steamer. Thanks to them, we can now tour “The Queen of the Great Lakes”! The Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute: The Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, located downtown on Muskegon Lake, has the mission of integrating research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources. AWRI is a multidisciplinary research organization within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Valley State University. The Institute conducts research on water resources that are vital to the health of the Great Lakes. Facilities include classrooms, conference areas,

Contact Information:

Bob Lukens
610 W Western Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440

Phone: 231-724-3100

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