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Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum

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Steven B wrote a review Aug 2020
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin310 contributions65 helpful votes
I love historical museums, many differ from one another in certain elements, but the Historic Ironwood Depot Museum is a cut above the rest. Museums typically focus on topics such as farming, schooling, frontier life, logging, Native American culture… but the Ironwood Museum is a composite of local history, railroading, and mining. And let’s face it – you cant find iron mines just anywhere. Yes, Ironwood oozes mining culture with parks and mural memorials on walls of buildings and in natural settings. The detail of the murals is of exceptional artwork as you look into the pale complexion of the pasty faced miners who once walked the earth. Now, you can look at them and feel their personality coming to life as you stare at their clothes, posture, body language, and facial expressions. That alone is reason enough for visiting Ironwood, Michigan. And so it is with the Depot Museum as you pull up and look at the carving of the miners made from the stump of the massive once living tree. And as for the depot itself, why, it looks like it could come alive and serve train riders tomorrow. Oh, the roof needs to be replaced but the rest of the building is in exceptional shape for its age. Inside are very good displays with thought provoking photos, a manual railroad switch control, ‘the Bell… oh, what a great place. And let’s not forget their fabulous newsletters and the staff of that great place. Yes, the Depot Museum is truly one of a kind.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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turbocat16 wrote a review Sep 2019
Freeport, Illinois182 contributions24 helpful votes
Had checked it out online before arriving. Info on the Web said it opened at noon. Timed our schedule so our arrival would be just prior to opening. Took a few outdoor photos then walked to the entrance. Attached to the sign that stated their hours ( open at noon ) , was another note that stated " back around 1:30 pm. So, that pretty much sums up our highlight of our visit to Ironwood.No, we did not hang around to see if someone would actually show at 1:30.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Deborah D wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We went with our 9 & 10 year old. We all learned SO much. We got our own "private" tour by one of the volunteers and was able to answer our kids questions in way they could understand.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Tracy M wrote a review May 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
I stopped at the depot to see about getting pamplets of area events for a binder to put in our friends Air BNB. There were so many pamphlets and trail maps! The building is a wealth of information about the city, businesses and vacation attractions. Look for the hours as I stopped and just happened to catch someone there during off hours and they let me in to browse, which I'm grateful for.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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RRN S wrote a review May 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Built in 1893 when Ironwood was a mining boom-town, this historic structure has been meticulously restored and now houses the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce & msueum.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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