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Adventure Mining Company

Adventure Road, Greenland, MI 49929
(906) 883-3371
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Greenland
Type: Mines, Tours, Adventure
Owner description: The Adventure Mining Company offers a variety of tours of the Historic Adventure Copper Mine...
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Type: Mines, Tours, Adventure
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The Adventure Mining Company offers a variety of tours of the Historic Adventure Copper Mine. Choose from easy 45 minute underground walks to 3 hour excursions that feature rappelling down and 80 foot underground shaft. No fancy electric lights or walkways underground here, real mining the way it really was. Participants of our guided tours receive hardhats and headlamps and any other gear needed for use on the tours. Light jacket and good walking shoes recommended. The best and most authentic and exciting underground tours available anywhere! Open late May through mid-October.
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Bourbonnais, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My 7 year old loved it and so did I! Very informative, educational and fun! Dave is the best tour guide. Very patient and very passionate about the mine and the environment. A must see while in the UP. Dress warm in October. Can get pretty chilly and drafty down there :)

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Chicago Suburbs, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After visiting the Porkies we drove over to the mine and took the Prospector's tour. It was not only very educational but also fun. Our tour guide, Kristen, was extremely knowledgeable and polite. This should be a "must-see" for anyone who is visiting the area.

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Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Adventure Mining Company tour was great! Arrived bright and early on a Saturday morning, and had a tour all to ourselves! Tour guide Jim was personable and knowledgable and really took his time explaining how the mine worked and shared some of the history of the mine as well. Reasonably priced for the amount of time spent on the tour.... More 

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East Jordan, MI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We did the Prospector's Tour with Dave. He was a great guide! The tour starts off with a ride up the mountain trail in an old German troop transport. That in itself was fun. The tour lasted almost 2 hours. You get to go directly in the mine and see the results of copper mining done at the turn of... More 

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Starbuck, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We arrived first thing in the morning since we weren't able to do the Prospectors or Miners tours the day before. We were able to do both the Prospector & the Miner tours at the same time. I didn't want to rappel down but my boyfriend did. I just watched & waited until he reached the bottom before leaving the... More 

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Munger, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Enjoyed the tour. Lived in the U.P. for 5 years, and am pretty knowledgeable on the area's geology. I found our tour guide to be friendly, funny, and quite informative. Went with a small group on the Miner's Tour and found it to be time and money well spent. Waited about 45 minutes to start the tour, and were able... More 

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Denver, Iowa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Me and my fiance stumbled upon this mine, and we weren't even sure if we wanted to go in. However the staff was very kind. The owner was a little bit short staffed so he was offering a combination tour for a lesser price, I found it to be very informative, the group was only 4 people so asking questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

First time for some of us inside a mine. It was great! Pretty rough trail but Heidi our driver got us there safe and sound. Jim our guide and historian was awesome. Would recommend this tour to anyone interested in mining.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I took the Prospector's Tour. This was our first copper mine tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and had a genuine interest in his topic. You could tell he wasn't just reciting a canned speech. We discussed some of the comparisons that we knew about from Minnesota's underground iron mines. We came away with a better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Was a great tour: very fun, safety conscious, and educational. Did the Miner's Tour repelling to the second level.

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