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Houghton County Historical Museum Complex

53102 Highway M-26, Lake Linden, MI 49945
+1 906-296-4121
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Good introduction to copper mining in local area

Small museum with exhibits both inside and on the grounds. Child friendly. Lovely docent in the... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Nancy F
,
Salem
History on steroids

Totally unexpected but loaded with rooms and rooms and more rooms of local copper country... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
randy h
,
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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“train ride” (2 reviews)
“copper mining” (2 reviews)
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53102 Highway M-26, Lake Linden, MI 49945
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+1 906-296-4121
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Small museum with exhibits both inside and on the grounds. Child friendly. Lovely docent in the main building is the author of a book on history of the area and happy to help with tips and information.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Totally unexpected but loaded with rooms and rooms and more rooms of local copper country history....plus more! Set aside more than an hour plus to absorb all the displays and the wide range of artifacts. Didn't make it to the out buildings but even more...More

Thank randy h
Reviewed 22 July 2016

There was so much history and information inside the museum. We mainly came here to ride the steam train. Unfortunately they didn't have enough volunteers to run the steam engine on that particular Sunday, so we rode behind the Plymouth diesel switcher. They have a...More

Thank CaseyJones6325
Reviewed 7 July 2016

family oriented ride, wheel-chair accessable, gift shop. visitors can go to the museum before or after the train ride.

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I especially liked the dentists office, it really showed you how much progress we have made in medicine since then. The train ride was pretty nifty too. They sure have crammed a lot of interesting history into this place, and you can tell that the...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 12 August 2015

A history enthusiast's dream. This place is filled to the brim with historical artifacts. From the wedding gowns from different eras, the optometry equipment, the dollhouses downstairs...there is something eye-catching in every single nook and cranny. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. A must see if...More

1  Thank 201avk
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Fun place to bring the kids when in town. My kiddos love to check out everything they have inside - out.

Thank 1FoodLover123
Reviewed 25 May 2015

I photograph one-room schoolhouses, my hubby loves trains, and we are both history buffs. So, visiting the Houghton County Historical Museum Complex was a “must see” for us. The complex includes the red-colored Trap Rock Valley School House (1914-1940), two red cabooses, log cabin, train...More

1  Thank Denice S
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Don't miss this attraction...and plan a few hours...you'd think otherwise, as we did, but don't make that mistake...hours of fascinating learning here.

1  Thank vlh35930
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Three story museum and outside displays. Train rides on the weekend. A great collection representing the history of Houghton county and beyond. All three stories packed with items and very well labeled. Pretty location too.

1  Thank Larry W
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