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Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum

501 W Euclid St, Ishpeming, MI 49849-1366
+1 906-485-1882
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Very Interesting

Educational tour of the remnants of the iron ore mine. This tour does not go underground, but does... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Downers Grove, Illinois
Surprised by a Michigan Mining Gem

Our exploration of Michigan's Upper Peninsula wouldn't be complete without seeking out the impact... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Roger B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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501 W Euclid St, Ishpeming, MI 49849-1366
+1 906-485-1882
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Educational tour of the remnants of the iron ore mine. This tour does not go underground, but does go to the inside, ground level of one of the shafts. There is an extensive tour of the buildings on the ground. The guides that we had...More

1  Thank Clriha
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Our exploration of Michigan's Upper Peninsula wouldn't be complete without seeking out the impact that mining has had on the lives of the people and the land. We went to the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum and were pleasantly surprised. There were no "glitzy" exhibits or...More

1  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We had a good tour by a knowledgeable guide. The saved artifacts and the logical sequencing of the story comes together and starts to make sense. There are opportunities for hands on involvement and they encourage hands on. This would be great for kids since...More

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Although the actual shafts have been closed and capped, you do get to go into the access tunnels on the full tour. Check tour times before arriving. There are lots of things to see before or after the tour or if you opt to only...More

Thank S6322TMelizabethr
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It's sometimes surprising how the legacy of a big, robust industry like mining can almost vanish overnight. This group of enthusiastic volunteers has tackled the daunting task of preserving the rich (but endangered) iron mining heritage of the Marquette Range on one of the most...More

1  Thank 722markL48
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was informative and personalized tour. Friendly retired miners giving tour. Great artifacts. Huge space. The guy was candid, glib, excited to share history and his story of local mining. Well worth the cost of admission.

Thank merrykerry2015
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very nicely laid out, giving out good information to tourist and residents alike. Tells history of mining in the small community.

Thank Marshyliz
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This place is a little gem. We've been on mine tours before, but our guide was a retired miner and a wonderful storyteller. He gave the tour a personal touch, and so much information. The museum section is fairly small but attached is a great...More

1  Thank nelzo
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A very interesting tour of a working shaft mine (but not of the working mining). The mine itself, and the shafts, were closed some years ago. The museum tour was very interesting and also very educational. The guide was very knowledgeable, and kept us all...More

Thank Don T
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I greatly enjoyed our tour of the Cliff Mine Museum. The tour lasted about an hour and their is a substantial mining museum and mineral display to add interest. We started on the tour at 2:15 and we're still looking when they closed at 4pm....More

1  Thank slugo2015
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