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  • Michigan Iron Mining Museum - 73 Forge Road, Negaunee, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30
    p.m. Daily (May 1st - October 31st) 906-475-7857. Explore the place where Michigan's Iron Ore Industry began with a trip to the Iron Mining Museum. Discover history by seeing and touching the artifacts of the past, from miners' hats to locomotives. Tour the museum's "mine;" enjoy the audiovisual program; hike the interpretive trails. Learn about the local iron industry that flourished for 125 years and helped to build our nation. No admission charge.
  • Upper Peninsula Children's Museum - 123 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, 906-226-3911 - With exhibits ranging from the "Wonder Ground" which explores the underground to the "Creature Kingdom Touch Tank" where children can touch living creatures to the "Fantastic Forest" where you climb a tree and learn of the inner workings, young and old can experience and learn together. All of the exhibits in the investigation station are products of kids' imaginations. Open year-round, hours vary with seasons; call for times. Shop at the Dino-Store-Us gift shop.
  • Negaunee Historical Museum - Main Street, Negaunee, 906-475-4614. A great folk museum about Negaunee's early history. Summer hours - open Saturday, Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday from noon - 4:00 p.m. Open special hours by appointment.
  • Cliffs Shaft Theme Park - This unique museum/park located on Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming offers a variety of unique and interesting displays outlining Ishpeming’s rich Iron Mining history. You will also find displays for the U.P. Rock and Mineral club as well as the Ishpeming historical society. Great fun for all ages!
  • Da Yoopers Tourist Trap & Museum - Operated by Da Yoopers, a musical group specializing in offbeat "life in the Upper Peninsula" songs and comedy. A tourist trap gift shop with a variety of items, including regional art, 906-485-5595. Please call for operating hours.
  • Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council (PAAC) - PAAC is the oldest community theater in Marquette County. Local actors ranging in age from youth to seasoned performers present a lineup of productions in Negaunee's historic century-old Vista Theater. Please call for show times and dates. 906-475-7188
  • Michigamme Historical Museum - Main Street, Michigamme, 906-323-6608 - Over 125 years of history are depicted through artifacts, memorabilia, and antiques. This popular display showcases the actors from "Anatomy of a Murder," filmed in Marquette County in 1959. See life-size replicas of Jimmy Stewart and Lee Remick. Open daily throughout the summer.
  • U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum - 610 Palms Avenue (right off U.S.Hwy 41), Ishpeming, 906-485-6323 -
    Visit the birthplace of organized skiing in America! As the site of the
    longest, continually active Ski Club in America, Ishpeming holds the
    distinction of being home to the U. S. National Ski Hall of Fame. Take a tour through skiing's past by visiting the Ski Hall. Enjoy two floors of exhibits, artifacts, and history.
    Over 300 people instrumental in the sport of skiing have been inducted into the National Ski Hall. Displays tell about their accomplishments. Also view an audiovisual presentation of exhibits showcasing the growth and development of Alpine and Nordic skiing. The museum also includes the Roland Palmedo Ski Library and the Ski Hall Gift Shop.Open year-round. Hours vary according to season; please call for times.
  • Visit the Republic Open Pit Iron Mine - view an inactive open pit mine, 600' deep and 250 acres in size. The Republic Mine is the only open pit mine in Michigan open for free public viewing. This inactive open pit iron mine, owned by Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, provides a unique opportunity for viewing by the public. From the observation stand near the pit's edge, you gain an appreciation of the enormous magnitude of planning and effort involved in the mining of low grade, surface deposits of iron ore which supply our nation's steel mills.
  • Marquette Regional History Center - 213 N Front st Marquette (906)226-3517.This unique multi level museum details the events and people that helped to shape Marquette county. Open daily year round with a nominal entry fee.
  • Marquette Maritime Museum- 300 Lakeshore Blvd. Marquette (906)226-2006. This unique museum showcases the county’s long running Maritime history. Seasonal with a nominal admission fee.
  • "Anatomy of a Murder" Tours - Using a self-guided brochure, tour the sites associated with the filming of the 1959 movie "Anatomy of a Murder." Based on the best-selling novel by Ishpeming defense attorney and author John Voelker, the courtroom drama is a true story of his experience successfully defending an Army Lieutenant charged with shooting a bartender in Big Bay. The film was directed and produced by Otto Preminger and starred Jimmy Stewart and Lee Remick. Brochures are available at the Ishpeming Chamber of Commerce.
  • Marquette Country Tours-809 W. College Ave. Marquette 49855 (906) 226-6167 These professionally guided tours are specifically designed to capture the unique flavor of the area and showcases its rich history, culture and scenic attractions.
  • Big Bay Point Lighthouse Tours - 3 Lighthouse Road, Big Bay,
    906-345-9957 - The Big Bay Point Lighthouse is one of the few remaining resident lighthouses in the country. It is now operated as a bed and breakfast. Guided tours of the bed and breakfast and grounds area available May through September. Please call for an appointment
  • Marq-Tran Trolley Tours - 809 W. College Avenue, Marquette, 906-225-1112
     Professionally guided tours specifically designed to capture the unique flavor of the area and showcase its rich history, culture, and
    scenic attractions.
  • Great Northern Adventures- P.O. Box 361 Marquette, MI 49855 (906) 225-TOUR- Among the many featured outdoor activities are cross country skiing, snow shoeing, dogsledding, mountain biking, kayaking and hiking. No experience is required.
  • Tilden Mine Tours, Ishpeming - See first hand how iron ore is mined from gigantic open pits; walk through the huge plant where the ore is processed and pellitized; learn about how the discovery of iron ore shaped our region - and our nation!Available from June 13 - August 19, the two-hour tour departs Tuesday - Saturday promptly at: 12:00 Noon - Marquette Area Chamber/National Ski
    Hall of Fame Cost: $6.00 per person
    To reserve tickets or for more information, call the Ishpeming Chamber of Commerce: 906-486-1111 or 1-888-578-6489.
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