Adventure isn’t limited to the outdoors. Explore the Keweenaw’s cultural, historical, and educational attractions to learn more about the region’s past, present and future. And have a little fun while you’re at it.
Explore the Keweenaw National Historical Park and discover over 20 unique heritage sites that preserve and interpret the story of the rise, domination, and decline of the region’s copper mining industry. Take underground mine tours at the famous Quincy or Delaware Mines or check out one of the museums dedicated to sharing the stories of what life was like during the Keweenaw’s copper mining boom.
Quincy Mine is a Keweenaw National Historical Park Heritage Site that offers underground mine tours.
Visit the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Tech – the official Mineral Museum of Michigan with over 2,000 minerals on display! Discover incredible specimens from the Great Lakes region and around the world and learn how these precious metals and gemstones have been used throughout time. The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum is also home to a record-holding 19-ton native copper vein and an incredible display of fluorescent glowing rocks.
Lake Superior was, and continues to be, an important transportation highway. Lighthouses guided ships safely around, and eventually through, the Keweenaw prior to GPS navigation systems. Today, these historical landmarks still stand guard and remind us of the area’s maritime history and the power of Lake Superior when she turns angry. Visitors can tour the lighthouse in Eagle Harbor or admire from afar many of the additional lighthouses scattered across the Keweenaw’s coastline.
The Keweenaw Peninsula is scattered with lighthouses that serve as important navigational structures for Lake Superior shipping.
The City of Houghton holds the honor of being the birthplace of professional hockey. And while the original Amphidrome where the first professional hockey match burned down in the early 1900s, visitors can checkout the History of Hockey Museum located inside Dee Stadium which was constructed on the site of the original arena.