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“National Park and Heritage Site”

Keweenaw National Historical Park
Memphis, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
406 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“National Park and Heritage Site”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a wonderful park and heritage site that explains the cooper mining industry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This is both a National Park and a National Heritage Site. To tour the area you really need to set aside several full days. Also I would highly recommend visiting this park during July or August only because most points of interest are only open during that short summer time period.

There are basically two main locations for this park. The Calumet Visitors Center in Calumet, MI - open June through September only and the Quincy Mine Unit located just north of Hancock, MI open July through August only. - So plan your trip carefully to visit this park.

There are many, many Heritage Sites to visit in the area. They operate independently of the National Park Service. Again they are generally open only during July and August.

Great park with much to see and learn but open on a very limited basis.

Visited September 2013
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Ironwood, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Loved it and the lighthouse jetty...beach is full of amazing rcoks and agates, too...and no dogs policy...makes it even better

Visited September 2013
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Mich
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723 reviews
298 attraction reviews
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“A Pleasant Surprise. Well Done Visitor Center”
Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Went to the visitors center with out of town company. We were pleasantly surprised by how well done it was explaining the Copper Mining History of the Area. Artifacts, a short movie and a helpful staff make it a nice visit. Would Recommend if your interested in the history of the area.

Visited August 2013
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Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Real Gem!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

The NPS has done a nice job in bringing the interesting, important and colorful past of the copper mining days to visitors. This area is unique and should be preserved. The copper industry had a very significant impact on American history and Copper Country of Michigan played a major role. Also the lumber and sandstone industries. Very worthwhile Park. Kudos to all the local residents of Calumet and Laurium who helped bring the Park here and kudos to the NPS for carrying it out so well.

Visited August 2013
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Denver. CO
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Great new addition to our National Parks!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Keeweenaw is a beautiful area border by Lake Superior on three sides. There is so much to see! It is worth the trip.

Visited July 2013
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