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Quincy Mine

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Address: 49750 US Highway 41, Hancock, MI 49930
Phone Number: 906 482-3101
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Vacation 2015

This was a great experience for not only my husband and I but also our kids (8 and 4) they got to see how hard people worked before all of the technology that is available today... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience for not only my husband and I but also our kids (8 and 4) they got to see how hard people worked before all of the technology that is available today. It was so interesting to see all of the machinery that was used and the fact that we got to go down into the... More 

Thank 0amberg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you have the chance to visit one of the worlds biggest copper mines. Down the hill by train and into the mine by tractor, and here you are hundreds of feet directly under highway 41. Get a thick jacket even if you are visiting during the summer. The gift store is also big with very unique items. Great experience... More 

Thank Fotografos1
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour of the Quincy mine provides an in-depth look at the men and machines used to haul native copper out of the ground during the region's copper mining boom. The tour starts at the hoist house, where you don a hard hat and coat (if you didn't bring your own). A cog rail tram takes you down the hill... More 

Thank Cory H
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Upper Peninsula was developed on the back of its mineral wealth and being able to go down the mine and hear very knowledgeable guides explain mining practices before modern technology is a fascinating experience

Thank verge2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Staff was great! Very cool tour of the underground mine and the world's largest steam powered winch.

Thank corymacd
Boulder, Colorado
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The full tour of the Quincy mine exposes every facet of the historical process of extracting copper from this large vein. From a trip down the cog railway to the trip into the mine tunnels with several generations of drilling equipment to the steam hoist machinery, the tour reveals the challenge and danger of mining for the workers in the... More 

Thank Dean P
Howell, Michigan
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour in the tram and wagon. The ride down was fun and the view it offered was spectacular with the fall colors. The mine tour was really cool (both literally and figuratively!) and was something we will talk about in the future. I would suggest that the tour guide speak a little louder... More 

Thank Melissa H
Arlington Heights, IL
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This tour had four phases. When you arrive and purchase your tickets at the gift shop, you can look around the buildings before the guided portion of the tour begins. Don't forget to use the restroom, that building is an exhibit, too. The guided tour of the giant steam hoist is very impressive. It reminds me of Spencer Tracy in... More 

Thank aviatrix2000
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Well worth a stop when in the area. The tour is above ground and underground, although there is an option for just the above ground. There is a nice cog tram ride up and down to the mine entrance, nice gift shop and ample parking.

Thank 732MPD
Madison, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A great educational and historical place to see in UP, Michigan. The tramp ride to the mine had great view of the City, the tour in under mine had so much knowledge of the mine. It was like come back to high school. We love it.

Thank Linmom L

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