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Mineral Museum of Michigan

1404 E Sharon Ave, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931-1659
+1 906-487-2572
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A must see!

Leave plenty of time to enjoy display after display of amazing specimens from all over the world. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
christie m
via mobile
"Treasure Island" can take a hike

We are interested in rocks and minerals and precious stones and visit caves, exhibits and more all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AndrewFromMadison
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“gift shop” (27 reviews)
“rock hound” (5 reviews)
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1404 E Sharon Ave, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931-1659
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+1 906-487-2572
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leave plenty of time to enjoy display after display of amazing specimens from all over the world. I was in heaven taking it all in!

Thank christie m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are interested in rocks and minerals and precious stones and visit caves, exhibits and more all the time. This one is a national treasure and blows just about everything else out of the water. The minerals here are so impressive and dramatic, that if...More

Thank AndrewFromMadison
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many gems and information here that its no wonder that it's one of the top things to do in Houghton. Family visit which was very enjoyable.

Thank Tammy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to leave after over an hour as the collections here are simply immense and unique. It was just too unbeliveable. Do not miss if you are in this area.

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

This collection of rare and valuable specimens will blow your mind. There is so much to see and learn about in this museum, it should be a requirement for local students to spend time in here to learn about nature, about history, about the wonders...More

Thank OntheMove-SK
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

If you are into crystals or even if you aren’t this gem of a museum in the UP is so worth the visit. They have an amazing collection.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I took two small children here - and expected to spend less than 30 minutes. They were so enthralled with the exhibits (including fossils, fluorescent rocks, and colorful minerals from around the world) that we spent several hours! The staff is very friendly. They even...More

Thank J B
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

When visiting the Houghton area be sure to save time to visit this outstanding mineral museum. The collection of minerals is amazing, and the display cases, signage, and layout of the building are all top notch! If you weren't much of a mineral enthusiast when...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2-3 hour stay here with our 6 kids, ages 13 thru 2. We have an interest in geology, but learned an amazing amount with the excellent displays in a small area so it was very manageable, not feeling overwhelming.

1  Thank SMcKeonIA
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Spent 3hrs... Exhaustingly fun. Very helpful staff (thanks Q!) So very much to see. Could spend most of the day.

1  Thank Rich H
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