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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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