Michigan Iron Industry Museum

  • View of several gallery areas in the Iron Industry MuseumThe Michigan Iron Industry Museum highlights the state's iron mining industry, which has flourished for more than 125 years. The museum tells the story of the industry and the people who worked in it.
  • Leisure timeline exhibitThe museum exhibits interpret everyday life in mining communities. Visitors can view artifacts depicting not only work, but play in the Upper Peninsula.
  • Auto exhibit inside the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, shows jeep and FordVisitors can view large scale artifacts like the 1929 Ford Model A Sports Coupe and the rare 1941 Ford Model JP. The prototype jeep is one of only 1,500 Ford ever made.
  • Technology Timeline in the Iron Industry MuseumThe museum's Technology Timeline shows how iron mining evolved over the last 125 years, and contains several early examples of tools miners used
  • Tools used by miners.

    The museum has several examples of different technology developed by iron mining companies to better extract ore from the earth.

  • Elevated wooden walkway outside of Iron Industry MuseumA recently expanded trail system connects the museum to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. The trail offers interpretative signs and scenic overlooks of the historic Carp River Forge.