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Michigan Iron Industry Museum

73 Forge Rd, Negaunee, MI 49866-9532
+1 906-475-7857
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Well worth the time

You get a great understanding of the people and the history of the area the remoteness. Their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard T
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Very Interesting!

The information and exhibits in this museum are displayed wonderfully! It was not busy at all when... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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73 Forge Rd, Negaunee, MI 49866-9532
+1 906-475-7857
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 22 July 2016

As a native of Michigan's Upper Peninsula I was eager to visit this museum about the iron ore industry which provided jobs for my family, friends and relatives. The museum is well laid out and chronicles the mining industry in the area.

1  Thank barbgoodkin
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is an extremely well thought-out museum. Nice short trails with excellent information. Fun displays for all ages. See and learn about what it was like to mine and process iron. Worth every minute spent here.

1  Thank buzznut58
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