in the Iron Mountain, MI Area.
Things to See and Do in
Enjoy the many attractions and recreational opportunities the Iron Mountain and Kingsford area of Dickinson County in the Central Upper Peninsula has to offer.
ATV and Snowmobile Rentals at Pembine Sport and Lawn in Pembine, WI (18 miles South of Iron Mountain). Visit our new showroom and check out our inventory of new and pre-owned equipment. Parts and Service Department. Pembine Sport and Lawn, N 18524 US Hwy 141, Pembine, WI, 54156. Phone: 715-324-5590
BADWATER SKI-TERS Water Ski Show, Vagabond Park, Menominee River, Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, 5 miles from Iron Mountain, Michigan. Shows on Wednesday and Sunday from mid June through Labor Day. Night show. Watch awesome skiing and daring jumping. Enjoy amazing barefooting, the ballet line, swivel skiing, strap doubles, pyramids, trick skiing, jumping acts, plus much more. Our Jump Team is the 2003, 2009, 2015, and 2016 National Show Team Jump Champions. Our Park Ranger, Homer, is back taking care of the park. Always Fun! Always Free!
Bears Den, Mini-Golf and Go-Karts, Highway US 2, Spread Eagle, Wisconsin. Just 4 miles north of Iron Mountain, MI, 2 miles north of the bridge over the Menominee River (State Line).
Bjorkman's Sleigh Rides, Saddle Horse Trail Rides, Stagecoach and Covered Wagon Trips. W5994 Chapman Rd., off Hwy 8, Niagara, Wl. Phone: 715-251-4408. Just a few miles south of Iron Mountain. Choice of scenic trips: 1 hour, 4 hours, overnight or several days. See the elk. Horseback riding and lessons. Ride in a real stage coach through the woods or take a group out in the covered wagon for a picnic down by the river. Open year round, available for special events. No limit on size of group. Fun trips for the entire family.
Cornish Pumping Engine at the Iron Mining Museum, Kent Street, Iron Mountain MI, 49801. Phone 906-774-1086. The Cornish Pump was used to dewater the Chapin Iron Mine, considered one of the greatest iron mines in the world. The Cornish Pump was featured in the History Channel's Modern Marvels Series on the World's Biggest Machines. The huge Cornish Pump is a National Historic Site, National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, and a Michigan Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The 725-ton Cornish Pump was capable of pumping 3,400 gallons per minute.
Cross-Country Ski Trails in the Upper Peninsula, Mountain Biking and Hiking in the summer.
Fumee Lake Natural Area, 2 miles east of Quinnesec on US-2, 1 mile north on Upper Pine Creek Road. A natural area with two lakes providing 5 miles of shoreline and 11 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. No motors are permitted in this beautiful 1,808 acre wooded area home to a wide variety of birds and plants.
Glider Display at the Iron Mining Museum, Kent Street, Iron Mountain MI 49801. Phone 906-774-1086. During World War II, more Waco CG-4A gliders were built at the Ford plant in neighboring Kingsford MI than anywhere else in North America. The museum display features a video showing the manufacturing of the gliders at the Ford plant, photos, newspaper articles and a model of the CG-13 glider. Newly restored World War II Waco CG-4A is on display in our Glider Museum, located behind the Mining Museum.
The Historic Immaculate Conception Church, 506 Blaine, Iron Mountain, MI. Led by a dynamic priest, in 1902 the members of this Italian parish built a magnificent church in just 5 months at a cost of only $4,000. Many of the builders were iron miners who donated hours of work after a long day in the local mines. Stop and enjoy our newly constructed Chlostro (courtyard) outside the church, similar to many churches in Italy. This historic church is listed on the state and national registers of historic places.
Iron Mining Museum and Gift Shop, Kent Street, Iron Mountain MI, 49801. Phone 906-774-1086. The museum contains 3 primary exhibits: the Cornish Pump, the largest steam-driven pumping engine in the United States; a large Exhibit on the Waco CG-4A Cargo Gliders built during World War II at the nearby Kingsford MI Ford Motor Plant; the largest collection of underground mining equipment on display in Michigan.
Iron Mountain Powersports is a full service dealer offering sales, certified service, and parts in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Snowmobile Rental. Iron Mountain Powersports, 1804 N Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI.49801. Phone: 906-779-1771.
Kosirs Whitewater Rafting and Campground. Ride the rapids on the Wild Peshtigo and the Mighty Menominee Rivers with our professional guides. Tubing and kayak rentals with livery service. Pontoon cruises on the Cauldron Reservoir. Campground with wooded sites as well as sites with electric and running water. W14037 Co Road C, Silver Cliff, WI 54104. Phone 715-757-3431.
Lake Antoine Park, on the shores of Lake Antoine. Camping, fishing, swimming, boating, picnics, and a playground. Wonderful shallow sandy beach for kids of all ages.
Library: Dickinson County Library. 1 block east of US-2 on Iron Mountain Street. Turn east on A Street or Hughitt Streets. Public Internet Access. Local History & Genealogy Room. Special Events. Phone: 906-774-1218.
Menominee Range Historical Museum. One block east of US-2 on Ludington Street in downtown Iron Mountain. Over 100 dramatic, turn-of-the-century exhibits of life on the Menominee Iron Range. Thousands of artifacts are displayed in authentic settings. Phone: 906-774-4276.
Millie Mine Bat Cave. Home to one of the largest known colonies of hibernating bats in North America, this unique site is 350 feet deep, with a consistent temperature of 40 degrees, just right for the furry little bats that need this place to stay for the winter. Seven species. from 5 states and Canada live here. The bats leave the mine in April and return in September, making these two months the only viewing times. Parking lot, walking path, benches, and informational plaques. FREE. From US-2 in downtown Iron Mountain, take West A Street to Park Aveue and turn left.
Mountain Biking in the U.P. Equipment and Rentals, Trails, Races, Events, Wilderness Rides
Morels, Hunting them in Upper Michigan. Where to find them and how to identify them. Get ready for spring.
Movies: Tri-City Cinema 8. US-2 in Quinnesec, 3 miles east of Iron Mountain. Phone: 906-774-5808
Nicolet National Forest, just 20 miles from Iron Mountain MI in northern Wisconsin. Four seasons of recreation may be enjoyed in the Nicolet - hiking, camping, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, bird watching, horseback riding, berry picking, hunting, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The Nicolet contains Whisker Lake Wilderness, over 7,500 acres of remote dedicated wilderness with walk in camping, fishing and canoeing. The Nicolet is not heavily used and offers a real opportunity to "get away from it all". Enjoy your wilderness experience, then return to comfortable lodging, fine dining and interesting things to do in Iron Mountain.
Paintball at Thornton's Resort in Crivitz, Wisconsin, just 50 miles south of Iron Mountain. Two fun courses, the Strategy Course and the Speedball Course.
Pembine Sport and Lawn in Pembine, WI (18 miles south of Iron Mountain) offers Husqvarna and Simplicity lawn tractors, snow blowers, chainsaws, splitters, and generators. Arctic Cat snowmobile and ATV dealer. Visit our showroom and check out our inventory of new and pre-owned equipment. Parts and Service Department. ATV and Snowmobile Rentals. Pembine Sport and Lawn, N 18524 US Hwy 141, Pembine, WI, 54156. Phone: 715-324-5590
Pine Mountain Music Festival, Opera, Symphony, and Chamber Music. June-July. Performances in Iron Mountain, Crystal Falls, and Norway, MI. Tickets and Information: 1-877-PINE-999.
Rafting at Piers Gorge and the Sturgeon River, with Northwoods Adventures in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Located at the corner of M-95 & US-2 on the north side of Iron Mountain, Northwoods Adventures offers several rafting trips daily. Experienced rafting guides. All equipment provided. Call to schedule a thrilling ride down these exciting rapids. Northwoods Adventures Rafting Outfitter, N4017 US Highway 2, Iron Mountain, MI 40901. Phone: 906-563-5450
Rafting at Rafting at Thorntons, and Wildman Adventure Resort in Athelstane, WI. Whitewater rafting on the Roaring Rapids of the Peshtigo River near Crivitz, WI or Piers Gorge on the Menominee River near Niagara, WI. Canoe and kayak trips. Camping and cabins
Rainbow's End Alpacas is located in Norway, MI in the south central Upper Peninsula. Stop by and take a tour of the Alpaca Farm and see these interesting animals. Fun for the whole family. Rainbow Gifts offers items created with alpaca fleece as well as a large selection of yarn, needles, and patterns. Supplies for knitting, crocheting, and spinning. A great spot for a special event. Alpacas for sale. Rainbow's End Alpacas, W6139 US 2, Norway, MI 49870 Phone: 906-563-7034
Ski Jumping at the Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Complex, Iron Mountain, Michigan. Continental Cup Jumping. Giant Pine is one of the highest artificial ski jumps in the world. The Current Hill Record was set at the World Cup Competition in 1996 by Masahiko Harada with a jump of 459 feet (140 meters). Every year in mid February, ski jumpers from all over the world gather at Pine Mountain to challenge the hill and try to break the North American Record. Drive to the top of Pine Mountain to see the jump year-round and imagine the thrill of ski jumping.
Ski Jumping North American Records set at Pine Mountain, Iron Mountain, Michigan. Since 1939 the U.S. ski jump distance record has been tied or changed hands 16 times at Pine Mountain, the king of American jumping hills.
Snowmobile Trails in the Upper Peninsula. Mountain Biking and Hiking in the summer.
Spread Eagle Art Show, "Art in the Woods", Annual Juried Show, Spread Eagle, WI, 7 miles from Iron Mountain, MI. Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Chuckwagon on US-2 in Spread Eagle, Wisconsin.
Thornton's Rafting Resort, Campground, and Cabins. W12882 Parkway Road, Athelstane, WI 54104. Phone: 715-757-3311. Most thrilling, challenging Whitewater Rafting in the Midwest on the Roaring Rapids section of the Peshtigo River and Piers Gorge on the Menominee River, a Class IV Rapids. Rafting trips daily from April through October. Smooth water trips. Funyaks. Volleyball, Paintball, Fishing, Swimming, Biking, and Hiking. Guided Kayak Tours. Campground with wooded electric and water sites and 2 bedroom cabins with complete kitchens. Cabins open year round for snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing.
Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial atop Pine Mountain.
Waterfalls in Dickinson County: Fumee Falls is located on Highway US-2 on the north side of the highway between Iron Mountain and Norway. A lovely spot for a picnic.
Waterfalls of Northeastern Marinette County, the Waterfall Capital of Wisconsin. These waterfalls also provide some of the finest whitewater rafting in the Midwest. Most of the waterfalls are in the Crivitz, Amberg and Pembine recreational areas, although there are a few in Florence County. Marinette County is located just south of the towns of Iron Mountain & Norway. Some are only a short stroll, while others require a bit of a hike.
Water Ski Show: BADWATER SKI-TERS Water Ski Show, Vagabond Park, Menominee River, Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, 5 miles from Iron Mountain, Michigan. Shows Wednesday and Sunday from mid-June through Labor Day. Check our schedule for information. from Watch awesome skiing and daring jumping. Enjoy amazing barefooting, the ballet line, swivel skiing, strap doubles, pyramids, trick skiing, jumping acts, plus much more. Our Park Rangers are back taking care of the park and are as goofy as ever. Concession stand. Always Fun! Always Free!
Whitewater Rafting on the Roaring Rapids of the Peshtigo River or Piers Gorge on the Menominee River, a Class IV Rapids at Thornton's Rafting Resort, Wildman Adventure Resort, and Northwoods Adventures
Wilderness Shores, 27 wilderness recreation areas where visitors can explore a variety of memorable outdoor experiences; fishing, camping, hiking, canoeing, hunting, skiing . . . . a nature-watcher's paradise.
Wildman Adventure Resort, N12080 Allison Lane, Athelstane, WI 54104. Phone 715-757-2938. Whitewater Rafting in northeastern Wisconsin on the Roaring Rapids of the Peshtigo River and Piers Gorge on the Menominee River.Snowmobile Trail Tours, High Ropes Courses,Golfing, Paintball, Zipline, Rock Climbing & Rappelling, StandUp Paddle Board Trips, and a Kayak Lake Tour.
Wild Rivers Adventure Company in Florence, Wisconsin rents Hurricane Kayaks, River Tubes, and Trek Mountain bikes for enjoying the back roads, trails, lakes, and rivers in northeastern Wisconsin with delivery available. Half day to weekly rentals. Car carriers available. Located on Highway US-2 in downtown Florence. Open Friday through Monday from 10 am to 5 pm. Call for weekday rentals. 209 Central Avenue, Florence, WI 54121 Phone: 715-952-8027
Wild Rivers Interpretive Center, Jct. US-2 & 70 Florence, Wisconsin. Phone: (715) 528-5377. Educational displays include an albino deer, timber wolf, other wildlife. View the Logging camp exhibits show from the past to the future of forest management. Locate places of interest on the 75-mile regional map. Information available about the Nicolet National Forest. Nature related gifts, books, posters, photos, post cards, maps, and tapes. Many maps and informational brochures are free of charge. Information and maps available about the Nicolet National Forest. One acre off-leash Bark Park with water available.
WINERY: Threefold Vine Winery has relocated to Menominee County in the southern Upper Peninsula. Wine made from grapes grown in the Upper Peninsula? Yes, right at the Threefold Vine Winery in Stephenson, Michigan. Our Tasting Room at the Winery offers grape (from our vineyard) apple, honey, and various fruit wines. The Green family invites you to visit our winery, see how the wine is produced, and sample our exciting new wines. The Winery and Tasting Room is located in the historic bank building at S232 Menominee Street, Stephenson, MI 49887, one block west of Highway US-41. Phone: 906-753-6000
Photo of deer at City Park by Sheldon Minsky
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Vacation and Travel information for Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway, Quinnesec, Sagola, and Niagara, Aurora, and Spread Eagle in northern Wisconsin.