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Michigan Iron Industry Museum

73 Forge Rd, Negaunee, MI 49866-9532
+1 906-475-7857
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The only museum we were curious about

Once you see the beauty of the UP and the prosperity of Marquette, you get curious about the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shantana Goerge S
Mason, Michigan, United States
via mobile
Surprised By History

Our visit to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum seemed to be on a quiet day, with few other visitors... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roger B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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73 Forge Rd, Negaunee, MI 49866-9532
+1 906-475-7857
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Once you see the beauty of the UP and the prosperity of Marquette, you get curious about the industry that brought so many people from all over the world. The museum is well- put-together, and the extra movie was fantastic before going through the museum.

Thank Shantana Goerge S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum seemed to be on a quiet day, with few other visitors present. We began by watching a video about the history of mining in the U.P., which was very informative. We then toured the exhibits, which provided...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

You get a great understanding of the people and the history of the area the remoteness. Their displays are done very well and very informative. Friendly staff

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The information and exhibits in this museum are displayed wonderfully! It was not busy at all when I went. The exhibits were very informative and it wasn't overwhelming as some museums like this can be. It is easy to spend about an hour at the...More

Thank HuskerCob
Reviewed 27 July 2017

First off, it's free unless you want to watch a 20 minute film giving an overview of the history of iron production in Michigan. The movie is $1.00. We spend about an hour there. I've been to active iron mines before, but my companion thought...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

So glad we stopped. We really enjoyed this museum. I can't believe they don't charge admission and was happy to donate. Spend the dollar on the movie. It's well done and very informative. Self guided allows you to read through each exhibit. Easy to spend...More

Thank mimi49858
Reviewed 7 July 2017

My husband and I both enjoyed this museum enormously. It deserves a much larger audience (the place was completely empty when we visited). The museum offers a comprehensive look at the local iron industry, including the geology, historical events, and technological innovations and tries very...More

1  Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Just off the main road and well marked this gem of a museum is well worth a 90 minute or so visit to learn about the history of the mining industry in the area and its importance to the growth of the U.S. from the...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is very well done with attractive, easy to read & view exhibits that flow in one general direction. It has an interesting introductory film and a well-informed staff. We learned a lot and we're glad we made it one of our destinations in...More

Thank mandp2go
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A wonderful museum about the mining industry in Michigan. A great film and lots of displays about a very hard job. Well done.

Thank sher
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