Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee

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The Michigan Iron Industry Museum has been active in Michigan since the mid-1970s. The rich mining heritage in the region is still present today. The Michigan Iron Industry Museum allows visitors to learn about the iron industry, its impact on the iron range communities, and the large-scale capital and human investment that made Michigan an industrial leader. It overlooks the Carp River Forge historic site. The forge operated from 1848-1855 and was the first iron manufactory in the Lake Superior region. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • September 16, 2017
    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 ext...  more »
  • August 26, 2017
    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 inform...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    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  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    This place is really amazing... And free! It was really interesting to learn about the history of mining in Michigan (my great grandparents were Irish immigrants who worked in the mines), as well as some of the phenomenal geology behind these mines.
  • June 6, 2017
    This museum is really cool. It has great information and is super interesting! It's a nice way to kill a rainy UP day.
  • June 7, 2017
    This is an engaging and interesting museum. I can't recommend it enough. Lots of artifacts and history. Great layout!
  • May 2, 2017
    This year was the first time we stopped at this museum. It was a pleasant find. The exhibits and the history they portray were well done and interesting.
  • June 5, 2017
    When I walked in I was reminded of the Detroit Historical Museum only better. The grounds and the building are gorgeous.

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