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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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • A wonderful museum about the mining industry in Michigan. A great film and lots of displays about a very hard job. Well done.  more »
  • 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 chronic...  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.