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Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum

501 W Euclid St, Ishpeming, MI 49849-1366
+1 906-485-1882
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A great effort to capture a vanishing legacy

It's sometimes surprising how the legacy of a big, robust industry like mining can almost vanish... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Monticello, Wisconsin
Tours by retired miners

This was informative and personalized tour. Friendly retired miners giving tour. Great artifacts... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Saline, Michigan
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501 W Euclid St, Ishpeming, MI 49849-1366
+1 906-485-1882
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

It's sometimes surprising how the legacy of a big, robust industry like mining can almost vanish overnight. This group of enthusiastic volunteers has tackled the daunting task of preserving the rich (but endangered) iron mining heritage of the Marquette Range on one of the most...More

Thank 722markL48
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was informative and personalized tour. Friendly retired miners giving tour. Great artifacts. Huge space. The guy was candid, glib, excited to share history and his story of local mining. Well worth the cost of admission.

Thank merrykerry2015
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very nicely laid out, giving out good information to tourist and residents alike. Tells history of mining in the small community.

Thank Marshyliz
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This place is a little gem. We've been on mine tours before, but our guide was a retired miner and a wonderful storyteller. He gave the tour a personal touch, and so much information. The museum section is fairly small but attached is a great...More

1  Thank nelzo
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A very interesting tour of a working shaft mine (but not of the working mining). The mine itself, and the shafts, were closed some years ago. The museum tour was very interesting and also very educational. The guide was very knowledgeable, and kept us all...More

Thank Don T
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I greatly enjoyed our tour of the Cliff Mine Museum. The tour lasted about an hour and their is a substantial mining museum and mineral display to add interest. We started on the tour at 2:15 and we're still looking when they closed at 4pm....More

1  Thank slugo2015
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum with our two teen children and it was terrific. The folks who run the museum were very pleasant and had some great information to share. We even bought a chunk of Michigan Greenstone from a fellow who has a little business behind...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum is fun and educational for the entire family. A must visit for locals as well as visitors from out of town! Mining history at its finest.

Thank melanieb961
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Born & raised in Ishpeming but never understood the mining process or the significance to the economy. Great tour, couldn't ask for more..

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This volunteer-driven museum allows visitors to have an extensive look at the underground mining process, including a walk down the tunnel and on to the base of the large obelisk which housed the system to get the men down below. Other displays are very well...More

Thank DavidaA8744CK
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