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“great rainy day outing”

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Ishpeming
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Marquette, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“great rainy day outing”
Reviewed August 16, 2011

The museum was really fun with many items available to hold or handle that before we had seen only under glass. The guide was great. She turned on the lights one by one as we went down into the mine. A very good time.

Visited August 2011
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Negaunee, Michigan
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“You'll Be Amazed”
Reviewed September 17, 2006

The Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum in Ishpeming is open June - October. Walk back in history, via the Ishpeming Historical Society room, to see local historical artifacts representing the local community during the great mining era. View historical displays of miners and mines past and present, headgear & other safety equipment available to miners of yesteryear, and displays on blasting and diamond drilling equipment. Stop in the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club's room and view over 500 minerals from the local area, the Upper Peninsula, Midwest and the world. Take a guided tour of the tunnels that the miners walked to the base of the C-Shaft and listen to the history of mining from those who worked the mines. Follow up the stairs past old underground iron ore cars with a stop at the blacksmith shop. Go outside to view towers 97’ to 174’ high which were used to lower miners 1250’ into the bowels of the earth. Stand beside a 170-ton Iron Ore Truck with tires 12 feet high. Don’t forget your camera so you can have a memento of your visit standing inside the 30 ton shovel bucket in front of the Dry building or in front of the 170-ton Iron Ore truck. The museum is located at 501 W. Euclid Street, Ishpeming and open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm with a nominal admission.

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