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Every inch of the U.P. is steeped in long-ago stories. Every turn is a vista waiting for a canvas and brush. It is a place teeming with diverse ancestries worth preserving and sharing. Which is why today the U.P. lures so many people who love history, the arts and exploring in-common and different cultures. Get away for a few days in the U.P. We will ignite your imagination. Captivate you with the unexpected. Inspire you for the future.

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1404 E Sharon Ave
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: (906) 487-2572
E-Mail Address: museum@mtu.edu
Region: Western
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The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum was officially founded in 1902 and it was designated as the official Mineral Museum of Michigan in 1991.
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Albion Station Glassworks

26483 E Pine St
Calumet, MI 49913

Alger County Heritage Center

1496 Washington St
Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 387-4308
E-Mail Address: algerchs@jamadots.com
Region: Central
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Alger County Historical Society

1496 Washington St
Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 387-4308
E-Mail Address: algerchs@jamadots.com
Region: Central
Website

Alger County Historical Society
Amasa Historical Museum

208 Pine St
Amasa, MI 49903

Phone: (906) 822-7714
E-Mail Address: amasamuseum@hotmail.com

Astor House Antique Doll & Indian Museum

562 Gratiot St
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Phone: (906) 289-4449
(800) 433-2770
E-Mail Address: minnetonk@aol.com
Website

Located at Minnetonka Resort, Copper Harbor. One of the midwest’s largest collections of antique bisque and china
Bammert Blacksmith Shop Museum

State Highway M26
Phoenix, MI 49950

Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center

Gries Hall (corner of 7th St & Lee Dr)
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 227-1219
E-Mail Address: heritage@nmu.edu
Region: Central
Website

Bergland Cultural & Historic Center and Museum

691 W State Highway M28
Bergland, MI 49910

Phone: (906) 236-0312
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Located off of M28 on the East side of Bergland. Operatated by the Friends of the Bergland Cultural & Heritage Cente

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7021
Region: Central
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On the Red Rock Bluff overlooking Keweenaw Bay.
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Caledonia Mine

Ontonagon, MI 49953

Calumet Theatre

340 6th St
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone: (906) 337-2610
E-Mail Address: boxoffice@calumettheatre.com
Website

Located at the corner of 6th and Elm. Open year round. Special performances 2 or 3 times a month. Daily tour available,
Carnegie Cultural Museum

105 Huron St
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: (906) 482-7140
E-Mail Address: history@cityofhoughton.com
Region: Western
Website

Chassell Heritage Center

42373 Hancock St
Chassell, MI 49916

Chippewa County Historical Society

115 Ashmun St
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (906) 635-7082
E-Mail Address: cchs@sault.com
Website

501 W Euclid St
Ishpeming, MI 49849

Phone: (906) 485-1882
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Enter the historic dry building of the Cliffs Shaft Museum and walk the grounds that the iron ore miners walked which is
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Copper Range Historical Museum

44 Trimountain Ave
South Range, MI 49963

Coppertown USA Museum & Gift Shop

25815 Red Jacket Rd
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone: (906) 337-4354
(800) 338-7982
Website

A cooperating site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park.
Cornish Pump & Mining Museum

300 Kent St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Crystal Falls Museum Society Harbour House

117 N 4th
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

7804 Delaware Mine Rd
Mohawk, MI 49950

Phone: (906) 289-4688
Region: Western
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If you have time to visit only one attraction in the Keweenaw, make it Delaware Mine, the area's premier tourist att
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Delta County Historical Museum

12 Water Plant Rd
Escanaba, MI 49829

Delta County Historical Society

16 Waterplant Rd
Escanaba, MI 49829

De Tour Passage Historical Museum & Maritime Park

104 Elizabeth St
De Tour Village, MI 49725

Phone: (906) 297-3231
E-Mail Address: rahudak39@yahoo.com
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1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 227-2235
E-Mail Address: mmatusca@nmu.edu
Website

The DeVos Art Museum, located on the campus of Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI), is a 5,000 square-foot visu
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Dickinson County Courthouse

705 S Stephenson Ave
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Douglass Houghton Monument

State Highway M26
Eagle River, MI 49950

Drummond Island Historical Museum

33492 Water St
Drummond Island, MI 49726

Eagle Harbor Light Station Museum Complex

670 Lighthouse Rd
Eagle Harbor, MI 49950

Eagle Harbor Marina Life Saving Museum

Eagle Harbor, MI 49950

Region: Western
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Eagle River Museum

M26
Eagle River, MI 49950

Region: Western
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Father Marquette National Memorial

720 Church St
St Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906) 643-8620
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On a rise overlooking the Straits of Mackinac on 53 acres, the Father Marquette National Memorial tells the story of the

13700 13.25 Ln
Garden, MI 49835

Phone: (906) 373-1668
(906) 644-2603
Region: Central
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Once a bustling industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron from 1867 to 1891, Fayette offers visitors the
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Finnish American Heritage Center

601 Quincy St
Hancock, MI 49930

Ford Conference Center

21235 Alberta Ave
L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-6181
E-Mail Address: fordcenter@mtu.edu
Website

Forsyth Township Historical Society

Gwinn, MI 49841

Phone: (906) 346-3237
E-Mail Address: ssyrja@hotmail.com

Fort de Buade Museum & Gift Shop

334 N State St
St Ignace, MI 49781

Fort Holmes

Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery

Garrison Rd
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Fort Wilkins State Historic Park/Foot Trail

15223 US Highway 41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Phone: (906) 289-4215
Region: Western
Website

Built in 1844 on the rugged shore of Lake Superior, Fort Wilkins is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century army

Lake Linden Ave & Tamarack St
Laurium, MI 49913

Phone: (800) 338-7982
E-Mail Address: info@keweenaw.info
Region: Western
Website

Famous Notre Dame Football Player. Born and raised in Laurium.
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Gitche Gumee Agate & History Museum

E21739 Brazel St
Grand Marais, MI 49839

Phone: (906) 494-2590
E-Mail Address: karen@agatelady.com
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The Old Post Office Museum

Lake St
Grand Marais, MI 49839

Phone: (906) 494-2404
Region: Central

Grand Marais Maritime Museum

E22030 Coast Guard Point Rd
Grand Marais, MI 49839

18335 N Whitefish Point Rd
Paradise, MI 49768

Phone: (906) 635-1742
E-Mail Address: glshs@up.net
Website

You're invited to explore the haunting world of Lake Superior shipwrecks. From the wreck of the schooner "Invin
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Hanka Homestead Museum

Hanka Road
Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 334-2601

Restored 1920s Finnish farm. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located north of Baraga.
Harbor House Museum

17 N 4th St
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

Historic Homes

Water St
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

6 Spring St Ste 100
St Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906) 643-6950
(800) 338-6660
E-Mail Address: info@stignace.com
Region: Eastern
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Stroll along the downtown boardwalk that edges beautiful blue Moran Bay.  Learn about the long and varied history o
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Houghton County Historical Museum

53150 State Highway M26
Lake Linden, MI 49945

Hougton County Historical Museum Complex

53150 State Highway M26
Lake Linden, MI 49945

House of Yesteryear Museum

W7764 S US Highway 2
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Iron County Courthouse

2 S 6th St
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

Phone: (906) 875-3301

Won in poker game, in the 1880s, National Historical Site
Iron County Historical Museum

102 Museum Rd
Caspian, MI 49915

Phone: (906) 265-2617
(906) 265-3942
E-Mail Address: info@ironcountyhistoricalmuseum.org
Website

The museum comprises 26 buildings: a 1921 mining head frame on the National Register, the 1890 Stager railroad depot, th
Ironwood Area Historical Society

150 N Lowell St
Ironwood, MI 49938

Ironwood Historic Depot and Museum

150 North Lowell St
Ironwood, MI 49938

Ironwood Theatre Center for the Arts

109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI 49938

Italian Hall Memorial Park

401 7th St
Calumet, MI 49913

IXL Historical Museum

W5551 River St
Hermansville, MI 49847

Phone: (906) 236-5163
Region: Central

Jake Menghini Historical Museum

105 O Dill Rd
Norway, MI 49870

Phone: (906) 563-5586
E-Mail Address: MUSEUM@NORWAYMI.NET

From an early age, August ‘Jake’ Menghini began preserving the history of Norway, Michigan. At the time of h
John Burt House

220 Craig St
Marquette, MI 49855

Kemp Industrial Museum

471 E Water St
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (906) 635-7082
E-Mail Address: cchs@sault.com
Website

Keweenaw County Historical Society

670 Light House Rd
Eagle Harbor, MI 49950

Keweenaw Heritage Center

25880 Red Jacket Rd
Calumet, MI 49913

98 5th St
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone: (906) 483-3176
(800) 338-7982
E-Mail Address: info@keweenaw.info
Region: Western
Website

Established in 1992, this is one of America's youngest national parks. The Keweenaw National Historical Park commemo
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KI Sawyer Heritage Air Museum

402 3rd St
Gwinn, MI 49841

Phone: (906) 362-3531
Region: Central
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320 Tamarack St
Laurium, MI 49913

Phone: (906) 337-2549
E-Mail Address: info@Laurium.info
Website

The year is 1908 and all over the Keweenaw Peninsula mansions are being built by wealthy copper mine owners. But here in
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Les Cheneaux Historical Museum

105 Meridian Rd
Cedarville, MI 49719

Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum

Hwy M-134 & Lake St.
Cedarville, MI 49719

Lore of the Lakes Maritime Museum

783 Gratiot St
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Luce County Historical Museum

411 W Harrie St
Newberry, MI 49868

7165 Main St
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Phone: (906) 847-3328
(231) 436-4100
E-Mail Address: mackinacparks@michigan.gov
Region: Eastern
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A landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs, beautiful vistas of sparkling water, vibrant forests, and mystical g
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Mansfield Location & Pioneer Church

Mansfield, MI 49920

Marquette Maritime Museum

300 N Lakeshore Blvd
Marquette, MI 49855

500 N State St
St Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906) 643-9161
E-Mail Address: sichamber@lighthouse.net
Website

The oldest documented archaeological site in Michigan, here Father Jacques Marquette founded a mission in 1671 among Hur
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Marquette Park - Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Marquette Regional History Center

145 W Spring St
Marquette, MI 49855

Marquette Self-Guided Walking Tours

145 W Spring St
Marquette, MI 49855

Menominee County Historical Museum

904 11th Ave
Menominee, MI 49858

Phone: (906) 863-9000

Housed in a beautiful building that was formerly St. John’s Catholic Church.
Menominee Range Historical Foundation

300 E Ludington St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Menominee Range Historical Museum

300 E Ludington St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

110 W Main St
Michigamme, MI 49861

Phone: (906) 323-6608
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On Main St. A collection of over 125 years of history through artifacts, memorabilia and antiques. Medical, EMS, fire de
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73 Forge Rd
Negaunee, MI 49866

Phone: (906) 475-7857
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Set amidst the forested ravines of the Marquette Iron Range, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum overlooks the Carp River
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Negaunee Historical Museum

303 E Main St
Negaunee, MI 49866

Old Victoria Restoration

25401 Victoria Dam Rd
Rockland, MI 49960

Ontonagon County Historical Museum

422 River St
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-6165
E-Mail Address: ochs@jamadots.com
Website

Paulson House Museum

N6921 Forest Lake Rd
Au Train, MI 49806

Pickford Area Historical Society

175 E Main St
Pickford, MI 49774

Point Iroquois Light Station

12942 W Lakeshore Dr
Brimley, MI 49715

49750 US Highway 41
Hancock, MI 49930

Phone: (906) 482-5569
E-Mail Address: quincyorders@quincymine.com
Region: Western
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America’s first mining boom began as prospectors and speculators rushed to mine deposits of native copper along th
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Salvation Army Citadel

132 W Spruce St
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (906) 635-7082
E-Mail Address: cchs@sault.com
Website

Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse Park & Museum

3183 County Road 431
Gulliver, MI 49840

Phone: (906) 283-3183

Michigan and National Historic site. This conical brick light tower was originally built in 1895 and stands 78' 9&qu
Stuart House Museum

Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Tahquamenon Logging Museum

State Highway M123
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3700
(800) 831-7292
E-Mail Address: newberry@lighthouse.net
Website

A true "hub" for all your eastern Upper Peninsula vacation fun, historic Newberry is located in the heart of t
The John Johnston Home

415 Water St
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

The Lightkeepers House Museum

Grand Marais, MI 49839

The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum

Indian Dormatory
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Phone: (906) 847-3328
(231) 436-4100
Website

Showcasing Mackinac’s fine and decorative art treasures through the ages and inspiring creativity in others. Featu

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7444
E-Mail Address: bctra@up.net
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Something for everyone all year round. Come and explore the beautiful countryside of Baraga County when the splendors of
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Tilden Mine Tours - Ishpeming

Ishpeming, MI 49849

Tuesday thru Saturday each summer.
Tilden Mine Tours - Marquette

4501 M-553
Marquette, MI 49855

Tomb Of Bishop Baraga

Marquette, MI 49855

W11660 US Highway 2
Naubinway, MI 49762

Phone: (906) 477-6298
(906) 477-1063
E-Mail Address: info@snowmobilemuseum.com
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Come see the unique displays of antique, vintage and racing snowmobiles. Many are one of a kind! We also have a large am
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326 E Portage Ave
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (906) 632-3658
(888) 744-7867
E-Mail Address: admin@saulthistoricsites.com
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Take your vacation to new heights! The Tower of History soars 21 stories above Sault Ste Marie's history-filled landscap
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Upper Peninsula Children's Museum

123 W Baraga Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 226-3911
E-Mail Address: nittner24@gmail.com
Website

Upper Peninsula Firefighters Memorial Museum

327 6th St
Calumet, MI 49913

Wakefield Historical Museum

306 Sunday Lake St
Wakefield, MI 49968

302 Kent St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Phone: (906) 774-1086
(906) 774-1086
E-Mail Address: mrh-museum@sbcglobal.net
Region: Central
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See totally restored WWII CG 4A Glider, 84’ wing span, 48’ long; towed and was released into combat war zone
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Museums, Culture & Historic Sites

Be Part of our Story

Time doesn’t stop in the U.P. More than a hundred museums, historic sites and homes tell centuries of our fascinating stories.

Take a ferry to Mackinac Island and immerse in the War of 1812 days. Follow the footsteps and waterways of fur traders. Learn how our trees helped Chicago rise from the ashes and were turned into Henry Ford’s “Woodies” plus mountains of paper and furniture. Peer down at sunken ships. Hear stories of America’s greatest skiers. Rappel into the depths of an abandoned copper mine. Marvel at the ingenuity of suspension bridge and lock-building engineers. Enter ghost towns if you dare.

As you travel, explore the cultures that help make us who we are. Learn about the ancient copper miners and traders who lived thousands of years ago on Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula. Meet the Ojibwe who cherish their language, art and stories and share them at pow wows with you. Try warm beef and rutabaga-stuffed pasties introduced to the region by Cornish immigrants. Celebrate Heikinpäivä mid-winter with our Finnish-American neighbors. Invite us into your conversations over a craft beer. We can explain why we wear Stormy Kromers and say sisu.

Art, Music & Theater

Be Enthralled

A few hours in the U.P. and you’ll see why so many artists and musicians, dancers and performers, poets and writers spend time here. Settle here. Hone their talents here. You can discover their diverse ideas and styles in hundreds of galleries, art centers and fairs from Drummond Island to Ironwood, Copper Harbor to Menominee. Then bring home the artwork that enthralls you.

While you are visiting, take in a live performance as well. We’ll astound you with our homegrown, national and international talent. Watch their concerts and shows on outdoor stages, in historic and contemporary theaters, in grandstands, on pub floors and around crackling bonfires. It will make your heart soar.