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Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum

E21739 Brazel St, Grand Marais, MI 49839-9804
+1 906-494-3000
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Great place to stop

This museum and shop is located in a house. There is something for everyone here. The lady working... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary P
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Interesting for rock lovers

I have a son who loves rocks- he loved it! We got there about 15 min before it closed and had to... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Heather S
Arden Hills, Minnesota
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E21739 Brazel St, Grand Marais, MI 49839-9804
+1 906-494-3000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum and shop is located in a house. There is something for everyone here. The lady working was very informative and pleasent. I purchased a couple agates and headed to a local beach to do some rock hunting myself.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I have a son who loves rocks- he loved it! We got there about 15 min before it closed and had to rush through. It was enough time for me but my son would have liked more.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Karen is a sweet lady and she is only open till 5 not 6. She never put the hours on this site someone else did.

Thank Regina P
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We enjoyed the museum very much. Such a history lesson! The agates are beautiful! Thanks to Karen for her expertise!!

Thank lindastravelservice
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We came here because we love agates. The museum for a dollar is worth it. Lots of cool agates to see. There is a small history section in the very back. Owner knows so much and she's very easy to talk to.

Thank travelhawk71
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Cute small rock/agate shop and museum. Only $1 to look at the small two room museum that shows history of people & culture of Grand Marais of the past. The rock shop has reasonable prices and the owner is full of interesting stories. Take a...More

Thank Jenn H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

You won't find a more knowledgeable person on the subject of agates, rocks, and Grand Marais history than Karen. Definitely stop in, browse, see the museum, and ask questions. You will not be disappointed! Karen is also an artists who takes beautiful agate slices and...More

Thank Im4ever39
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Only open in the afternoon, but definitely worth getting to. Browse, ask questions. While we were there, plenty of agate hunters came in. The store owner "wrote the book" on agate hunting....literally. We heard people come in and talk to her about how helpful her...More

Thank drydink
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a great little spot which highlights one of the many amazing aspects of Lake Superior, the rock hunting! Our kids loved searching for rocks on our trip and we spent hours scouring the beach for agates and other unique stones. This place has...More

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I think if I were to visit Grand Marais I'd start here. I never knew there were agates in Michigan, especially in the number that there were found near here. The photos and history is very interesting as well. Most fun - for 50 cents...More

Thank Bruce H
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