Adventure Awaits Michigan Western Upper Peninsula

Historical Sites and Museums

Palms Mine – Bessemer Historical Society

History of the Western UP

Throughout the region you will find evidence of the past. Sometimes that history may be a museum, a building on the National Register of Historic Places or a Heritage Travel Corridor. Visit one of the many museums our area offers. Relive days gone-by in Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield. Ontonagon and Hurley.

The Lighthouse and the Courthouse in Ontonagon are a few of the buildings on the National Register. The main street in the town of Montreal, WI is also on the register. Many houses remain white in this quaint town from the days of mining.

The Heritage Travel Corridors are located in Iron County. Wisconsin. Each travel corridor tells the stories of the ethnic settlements, Iumberjack days. iron mining communities and Native American trading. The trails are multi-use, allowing for a variety of recreation opportunities including mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking all-terrain vehicle riding and touring. Come and enjoy the Iron County Heritage Festival held during the first two weeks of August featuring many events each day.

Come and explore the past. Maps marking historic sites are available and easy to follow. Discover the past on your own or as part of a naturalist program offered through the State Parks.

Click here for the Upper Peninsula Heritage Network site featuring Gogebic County and here for Ontonagon County sites.

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Iron County Historical Museum

303 Iron Street
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: (715) 561-2244
The Iron County Museum is located in the Old County Courthouse which is included in the National Register of Historic Bu ... More

303 Iron Street
Hurley, WI 54534

Phone: (715) 561-2244

The Iron County Museum is located in the Old County Courthouse which is included in the National Register of Historic Bu ...

Ironwood Area Historical Society

150 North Lowell
Ironwood, MI 49938
This turn of the century depot is dedicated to life on the Gogebic Range. It exhibits history of the mining days, the sc ... More

150 North Lowell
Ironwood, MI 49938

This turn of the century depot is dedicated to life on the Gogebic Range. It exhibits history of the mining days, the sc ...

Ontonagon County Historical Society Museum

422 River Street
Ontanagon, MI 49953
Local history displays with photographs, tools, lumbering and mining equipment, replica of Ontonagon Boulder, 5th order ... More

422 River Street
Ontanagon, MI 49953

Local history displays with photographs, tools, lumbering and mining equipment, replica of Ontonagon Boulder, 5th order ...

Wakefield Historical Society

Wakefield, MI 49968
Phone: (906) 224-8151
Turn of the century exhibits of life when mining and logging were the backbone of the areas economy! Industry, church, s ... More

Wakefield, MI 49968

Phone: (906) 224-8151

Turn of the century exhibits of life when mining and logging were the backbone of the areas economy! Industry, church, s ...

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