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U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame

P.O.Box 191, 610 Palms Avenue, Ishpeming, MI 49849-0191
+1 906-485-6323
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Ski History

Such a great view into ski history both Olympic and otherwise. The curator does an amazing job of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Panama City, Florida
via mobile
A very interesting accidental "find"

We found this museum just before they closed as we were driving through. The Ishpeming area was... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Hanover, Massachusetts
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An extensive collection of artifacts, including a 4,000 year old ski and pole replica, depict the history of skiing and show the development of and technological advancements in skis, poles, and bindings.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
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“olympic” (3 reviews)
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P.O.Box 191, 610 Palms Avenue, Ishpeming, MI 49849-0191
+1 906-485-6323
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great view into ski history both Olympic and otherwise. The curator does an amazing job of having the museum truly do its purpose. I will warn you though if you are not super interested in skiing history or museology you will want to...More

Thank IvanTortuga
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We found this museum just before they closed as we were driving through. The Ishpeming area was prominent in the early days of organized skiing and ski jumping. The collection includes a great deal of early equipment and pictures of the early days of the...More

Thank hamgal
Reviewed 7 July 2017

In addition to endless photos of those inducted into the Hall of Fame, this place offers some scattershot exhibits on the history of skiing, mostly focused locally but also with some references to early developments in Europe. There are lots and lots of skis on...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

A must see attraction! Worth the time to look at all the incredible pictures and things inside! Plus it's free!

Thank September B
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

And if you are not necessarily that much into skiing, there is a bit of history here especially around the second world war. Turns out that American skiing was all but invented around hereabouts. If you have to choose, I would do the Iron Industry...More

Thank Ricardo2728
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Be sure to watch the 20 minute movie about the history of the Hall of Fame. I never knew that Ishpeming was so influential in the ski industry. The exhibits are fun to walk through and I love the Norwegian and Swedish history and to...More

Thank bikerMary
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The National Ski and Snowboard Museum is what you need to see if you like winter sports. Like Cooperstown,NY is to baseball, and Canton, OH is to football, the Upper Peninsula of MI is to skiing. The oldest ski club in the US is still...More

Thank DavidaA8744CK
Reviewed 30 September 2015

what a fascinating place to visit. AND I'M NOT A SKIER! It's just so eye opening to walk around and learn about skiing and it's history and how popular it is and who all is involved. And wait till you see the design of the...More

Thank bobviking
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We attended Hall of Fame inductee Jeannie Thoren's birthday bash. The Hall of Fame is a wonderful resource for everything ski related. Wonderful displays. A really awesome library. Nice gift shop. A must-see stop.

Thank Charlene H
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Learned all about the history of the U.S. national ski team, the Olympic winners from past years. Enormous display of memorabilia related to all things ski/snowboard related. Beautiful facility.

Thank Barbara C
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