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Attractions

World Class Attractions

Ironwood Michigan has an attraction for all seasons. Ironwood boasts many world class attractions from the Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, many major Ski Resorts, rushing waterfalls, secluded all season trails, Lake Superior Shoreline.  Located in the Western Upper Peninusla, prepare for a secluded adventure in the “Wild Peninsula”.

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Copper Peak

Welcome to Copper Peak, the only ski flying hill outside of Europe. Located near Ironwood in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, Copper Peak is the world’s smallest ski flying hill homologated by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

While Copper Peak’s Adventure Ride continues to draw in thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the views from the top of this unique attraction, plans are in the works to renovate and improve Copper Peak in order to host year-round ski flying events and training. (more…)

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Black River Harbor Recreation Area

Known for its spectacular waterfalls, idyllic beaches, scenic hiking trails and tranquil campground, the Black River Harbor Recreation Area is a popular destination throughout the year. Originating in Wisconsin, the Black River flows through forested areas of large pine, hemlock and hardwood trees. The River has a series of scenic waterfalls as it drops in elevation to meet Lake Superior. Tannin (tanic acids)from hemlock trees is what gives it its unique color. (more…)

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Historic Ironwood Theatre

Ironwood’s Cultural Centerpiece

The Historic Ironwood Theatre– Built in 1928, the recent restored theatre has a rich history of providing outstanding entertainment. The Mission of the Ironwood Theatre is to provide cultural entertainment of the highest possible quality to the greatest number of citizens in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin. (more…)

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Stormy Kromer – Factory Tour & Outlet

George “Stormy” Kromer was a real guy – a semi-pro baseball player and railroad engineer. Not the kind of guy you’d expect to start a clothing company, in other words, but one who happened to create a cap that became known for long-comfort and the ability to stay snug, even in the fiercest winds.

This final feature, in fact, is the reason he made his famous headgear in the first place, but we’ll get to that in a bit. (more…)

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Porcupine Mountains

Porcupine Mountains State Park

Pristine woods and outstanding recreational opportunities.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is 15 miles west of Ontonagon in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The park’s 60,000 acres are one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the “Porkies” a trip to remember. (more…)

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Downtown Ironwood

Home to the Historic Ironwood Theatre, Depot Park, Ironwood Area Historical Society Museum, Ironwood Memorial Building, Ironwood Carnegie Library, Michigan’s Iron Belle Trailhead, and award winning parks.  Enjoy your day in downtown with many shops, food establishments, and events. (more…)

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Miners Memorial Heritage Park-MMHP

Miners Memorial Heritage Park- MMPH encompasses the former iron ore mining locations within the City of Ironwood. The discovery of these mines resulted in the establishment of the City of Ironwood in the latter part of the 19th century. The last iron ore mine in the City of Ironwood closed in 1966.

Non-motorized trails can be used for activities including hiking, biking (a brand new state of the art trail system coming soon), running, walking, snowshoeing, and cross county skiing, while providing safe corridors between many locations within the City of Ironwood and the opportunity for regional trail connections. Miners Memorial Heritage Park provides a unique attraction for residents and tourists alike! (more…)

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Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion is Located on the campus of Gogebic Community College. Open to the public, the Mt. Zion complex also serves as a laboratory for the college’s nationally recognized Ski Area Management Program. Mt. Zion is well-known for its numerous “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs” for children, and its very own, snow-tubing park. Enjoy beautiful vistas, mountain biking, Frisbee golf, Ski & Snowboard. Newly erected overlook has been installed for breathtaking views and Northern Lights displays. (more…)

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Ironwood Depot Museum & Park

Old Depot Museum and Ironwood Chamber

Built in 1892, the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot was designed in the Richardson Romanesque style. It was the hub of an elaborate railroad yard operation in the center of Ironwood. As the mines closed, so too did the fortunes of the railroads, with the last iron ore trains ending in 1967 and passenger trains ending their service at the Depot in 1970. Purchased by the City of Ironwood, the Depot was refurbished by a dedicated group of volunteers, and it is now home to the Ironwood Area Historical Society and the Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce. (more…)

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Ironwood Memorial Building

The Memorial Building is a two-story Neoclassical structure built of concrete in a pentagonal shape. The first floor is raised, providing light to the basement level. The two front facades are faced in grey terra cotta and coursed stone, while the remaining elevations are faced with brick. The heavy bronze door entrances are approached with wide granite steps and are flanked by Ionic columns. Above each entrance, clocks are inset into the terra cotta. A balustrade runs around the roof edge. Multipaned windows separated by pilasters and topped with arches run around the first floor, and rectangular windows with architrave trim are used on the second. (more…)

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Art Park

Downtown Art Park

Developed in 2015 as part of a local crowdfunding effort, Ironwood’s Art Park was established to allow for the public display of outdoor art in the heart of the downtown art district! The park is directly across the street from the Historic Ironwood Theatre, the Downtown Art Place, and Art Studios on Aurora. Also hosting musical performances, the Art Park is an important addition to the downtown cultural center.

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Hiawatha Park

Hiawatha Statue

Hiawatha Statue was built in 1964 and is made mainly of fiberglass.  Hiawatha is 52 feet tall and looks north to Lake Superior. Hiawatha was the leader and founder of the Iroquois Confederacy and the statue was designed to symbolize unity and peace within each nation that had joined the confederacy. (more…)

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