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Toledo's ship has finally come in. The National Museum of the Great Lakes is now open.

Visitors like Debra Souldis and her grandson have been looking forward to the museum. "This side of town, on the East Side, we have been waiting for something spectacular and we got it. I think it's just great."

Located at 1701 Front Street, the 12,000 square foot museum took six years to complete and is filled with more than 250 artifacts from the Great Lakes as well as 40 hands-on displays.

One of the highlights is an inflatable life raft saved from the wreckage of the Edmund Fitzgerald after is sand to the bottom of Lake Superior nearly 40 years ago.

The largest artifact is a boat, the Col. James M Shoomaker, which has long ties to Toledo and was restored specifically for the museum.

The total cost of the museum: $12 million - paid for by private donations, grants and the Great Lakes Historical Society. The museum hopes to welcome for than 40,000 visitors a year.

Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Costs:
Adult – Museum Only – $8.00
Adult – Museum and Schoonmaker – $12.00
Senior, Child, AAA – Museum Only – $7.00
Senior, Child, AAA – Museum and Schoonmaker – $11.00
Child 0-5 – Free
Family – 20% off
(Senior – 65+, Child – 6-18).

You can learn more about the museum by visiting www.inlandseas.org/museum/


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