Econo Lodge Lakeside
2050 S US 41
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 225-1305
Fax: (906) 228-7342
Arts & Museums
The Museum offers a variety of exciting interpretive programs and exhibits throughout the year. Exhibits include the Cloverland Car Garage, Over the Air, the Incredible Journey, and the Wonderground. The Dino Store offers unique educational toys, UPCM clothing, snacks, beverages and lots more.
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.
The Oasis Gallery for Contemporary Art is run on a cooperative, non-profit, volunteer basis. The Oasis Gallery sponsors a new exhibit each month of a well-known or emerging artist.
Located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center is home to a children's theatre program and presents monthly regional and national exhibits, a retail gallery, film series, special events, artistic classes and workshops and musical and lecture series.
Serving Northern Michigan University and the upper Midwest region with exhibitions, special programming and educational outreach, the DeVos Art Museum's two state-of-the-art gallery spaces host 10 to 12 exhibitions a year with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art and the permanent collection.
"The only fully operational planetarium within a 200-mile radius of Marquette," the Shiras Planetarium
Overlooking the Carp River and the site of the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum features hands-on permanent and temporary "exhibits, audiovisual programs and outdoor interpretive paths that depict the large-scale capital and human investment that made Michigan an industrial leader." The Michigan Iron Industry Museum is home to a branch of the Michigan Historical Museum Store.
Negaunee Historical Museum's three floors of exhibits include a 19th century living room, Negaunee sports memorabilia, an old kitchen, Native American artifacts, old dentist equipment, area mining information, a military display, railroad display, St. Paul's School display, and shelves of an old hardware store.
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.