Econo Lodge Lakeside
2050 S US 41
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 225-1305
Fax: (906) 228-7342
Arts & Museums
The proud maritime heritage of the Upper Peninsula is completely captured in this museum that, in some ways, almost comes across as a shrine to a by-gone era. Boats of every kind including steam barges, Mackinacs, fishing tugs, and canoes used by pioneer fur trappers, are all presented in wonderful detail. There are also loads of displays and exhibits crammed with maritime hardware such as ship's wheels, propellers and anchors. The tour through the museum is all self-guided. Timings for some days may vary, please call ahead.
Located on the Palms Avenue, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is the only hall of fame that commemorates the contribution of American skiers and snowboarders of international and national reverence. With an aim of encouraging and preserving the ski culture in the United States, this museum displays a great collection for those interested in the winter sport. Open all year round from Mondays through Saturdays between 10a and 5p, it makes for a very informative visit.
Cliffs Shaft Mine is an iron mine turned museum. Administered by the Marquette Range Iron Mining Heritage Theme Park, Inc., it offers a glimpse of the region's iron mining heritage. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For details, check website.