Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is one of the largest museums of its kind in the midwest. It was founded in 1970 and is a leader in preserving the maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Covering 60,000 square feet, the museum provides numerous interactive exhibits and contains model ships and boats, an operating steam engine, historic vessels, and many other maritime-related artifacts and memorabilia. By far the largest vessel at the museum is the World War II era USS Cobia submarine, which saw action during the war. Tours are given inside it and the museum also offers an overnight program where children can spend a night inside the Cobia and learn about what life was like on a submarine.
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