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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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  • 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 b...  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 i...  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 ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This museum is really cool. It has great information and is super interesting! It's a nice way to kill a rainy UP day.
  • This is an engaging and interesting museum. I can't recommend it enough. Lots of artifacts and history. Great layout!
  • 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.
  • 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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