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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: Tours, Mines
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... more » 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. « less
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Northern Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our group of six signed up to do the Prospectors and Miners tours. One person has trouble with her feet and planned on doing the Prospectors only, leaving the group before the rappelling portion of the Miners. Be sure to dress very warm. It is very cold and damp down there. Photographic equipment can get fogged up. The floor of... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was a great stop while in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Dave, our guide, was very knowledgable. We learned a lot about the historic mining industry in a setting unchanged since 1913.

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Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stopped and took the Trammer's tour. Tour consisted of our group of three, a tour guide and two tour guides in training. Very knowledgable guide willing to answer all questions. We enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend to anyone in the area. Bonus for me was getting to ride in their Pinzgauer to #2 adit.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We did the shorter tour, and had a great time. Small groups and thorough explanations made this a very worthy visit (both time and $$) on our visit to the UP. You can get a bit muddy, but then that may be some of the fun. Learning about the methods and issues of copper mining both long ago and today... More

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Wakefield, Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My sister and I took the informative hour tour...but if I was 20 years younger I would have done the one with the repelling down the mine shaft...This tour is wonderful...very informative about copper mining and also practically one on one with the guide...She was able to answer questions in a learning and helpful way...I would do this tour again... More

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Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was a super fun adventure. It's not cheap - our tour was $25/pp - but it is really worth it. We took the prospector's tour, which included a ATV-like ride up the mountain to the entrance shaft, then we explored the mines, learned about copper and its miners, got some great pics and views of the valley below from... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

We did the prospector's tour and loved every minute of it. The tour was informative, authentic (not tourist trap gimmicky) and super fun! Our guide, Dave, rocked. He even took great pics for us. This attraction is worth its weight in copper!

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Flint, MI
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I took a tour which took us deep into the mine, allowed us to rapell down a 80 foot cavern, and walk across a bridge. We had an excellent time and would definitely recommend this experience to our friends A+ service from start to finish.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The aptly named Adventure Mine offers a look back in time when mining was done by hand and the backbreaking, dangerous work earned the miners less than a dollar a day. No Disneyesque tram ride here--you walk the path the miners walked and experience the darkness and perhaps a bit of the isolation they felt. We were a group of... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We really enjoyed this as a group of 19 campers. The tour guide was very informative. We learned a lot about mining and the work that was involved for the folks who back in the day did this for a living. It was good for our kids to see first hand about how difficult the miners job was. Bring a... More

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