Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum (Ishpeming, Michigan) - Foto e indirizzo

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum
4.5
10.00 - 16.00
Martedì
10.00 - 16.00
17.00 - 20.00
Mercoledì
10.00 - 16.00
Giovedì
10.00 - 16.00
Venerdì
10.00 - 16.00
Sabato
10.00 - 16.00

4.5
43 recensioni
Eccellente
31
Molto buono
8
Nella media
2
Scarso
1
Pessimo
1

Charlotte W
Evanston, IL2 contributi
ago 2021 • Amici
Worth a special trip! Gary, our tour guide, was a miner for 30 years. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. My young son loved seeing the mine and the mining truck and I enjoyed learning all about mining in the UP.
Scritta in data 3 agosto 2021
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Kathleen P
34 contributi
ago 2020 • Famiglia
Not open on a Saturday. Sign out front that says its closed. Called and you can leave voice message, but no one calls back. Disappointing.
Scritta in data 8 agosto 2020
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John W
Riverview, MI4 contributi
set 2019
Excellent tour by retired miner Gary. Super nice guy, great sense of humor and great stories. Bought a fire poker from the blacksmith one day before the mine's 100th anniversary so he had to make a new one for the next day! Great information and history
Scritta in data 19 settembre 2019
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Tyaskin
Mebane, Carolina del Nord358 contributi
set 2019
This is one of the best museums I have visited, bar none. The enthusiasm of the gentlemen there for the history of the iron mining heritage of the area was immediately obvious, and the gentleman who led our small tour group was an ex-miner himself, and was clearly proud of the site and eager to share his knowledge with us. The tour takes 45-60 minutes, and add another 30-45 if you do a thorough job of looking at the displays and the grounds. I'd have spent longer there, but it was raining and I was headed back to NC. If you have any interest at all in mining history, and what it was like for the men who worked underground, go here. It's informative and I'd bet even teens and kids would like it.
My only complaint, and it's not aimed at the museum, is that apparently the state and town do not think it worthwhile to put up a sign on Rt. 26 running through town directing travelers to the site. I just happened on it in a local guidebook about the U. P., but a sign on the main road thru the region would bring in a lot more visitors. (They have them for everything else imaginable)
The men who worked here, Welsh, Cornish, Finns, Blacks, Italians and others all created a diverse community here on the Upper Peninsula, and it's well worth taking the time to visit and find out about the hard times they faced to help build the industries that grew the United States.
So next time you travel along 26 thru the UP, when you get to Ishpeming, keep a look out to the south for the tall headframes that cover the old shafts, and take a short detour to visit this excellent repository of history on Michigan's mining heritage. And as always, Happy Motoring!
Scritta in data 13 settembre 2019
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Laurenhartsyou
2 contributi
ago 2019 • Coppie
We are from out of town but love stones and crystals so we were super excited to see this place pop up on our “must see list”! Upon entry the place seems super old (which I love and think adds character). The man at the front desk (David) got us squeezed in with the last tour before us so we didn’t have to wait another hour! He was so knowledgeable on all the stones and rocks and super helpful! David the ultimate rock seller! Once we joined the group, our tour guide Gary, was nothing short of excellent. He himself was miner and had amazing stories to share. Being that he had done the job himself, he had no problem answering any questions any of us had. On top of that, he was so funny and personable. We ended up staying an extra half hour after the tour just to chat and exchange stories and laughs. He gave me one of his favorite rocks he always keeps in his pocket. For those who don’t know me- THIS IS HUGE AND IM A GIANT ROCK COLLECTOR! So for someone to give me something so simple, yet important to him was so touching. We will definitely be back to visit just for the staff alone. The mines and everything are almost as beautiful as the people who run this place!
Scritta in data 29 agosto 2019
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Kingshott
Brighton, MI119 contributi
ago 2019 • Coppie
Currently we are taking a western UP and have visited several museums. This is our favorite museum. There a several different mining museums in the UP, but none have brought the personal connection as Cliffs Shaft.

The director’s parents are involved with tours and cataloging every item in the museum. Many of the tour guides are former mine workers. Everyone who is involved with the museum seems to have a personal stake in the success of it.

Also, the museum has original documentation of the company’s employees. They were able to find a tourist’s grandfather’s records, including and injury report, hospital bill and worker’s compensation.

Stop by. There are four tours a day with the last at 2:15 pm.
Scritta in data 9 agosto 2019
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teresasoles
Stryker, OH20 contributi
lug 2019 • Famiglia
To see the large copper pieces and hematite up close and to see the equipment that was used to mine it was very interesting.
Scritta in data 16 luglio 2019
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tnk9581
Fond du Lac, WI122 contributi
lug 2019 • Coppie
A good way to get a glimpse of Ishpeming’s history. Our tour guide did a nice job. We had time to look through the museum before our tour. I enjoyed the rock collection, especially the light booth. Very cool.
Scritta in data 12 luglio 2019
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Amanda F
39 contributi
giu 2018 • Amici
A friend and I stopped in here on a whim after seeing the mine shaft and being curious. We were the only ones there and got a tour of the area. While you dont get to go into an actual mine, you get to see many components. Theres so a museum with lots of artifacts and information. Take time to look through and read through these displays! I wish I could remember the name of our guide, I do remember he said he was a retired miner himself and that first hand knowledge only added to the experience. Anyone who is interested in michigan history, mining or just neat old stuff should definitely check this place out. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it
Scritta in data 13 marzo 2019
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Doug G
Gladwin, MI342 contributi
set 2018 • Coppie
The volunteer guide ( Gary) was by far the best part of this visit. He had worked underground in the mine until it was closed, then went to work in the nearby open pit mine. His stories of working underground held us captive. There is a very nice museum and artifact display.
The only "underground" portion of tour is walking through a man made area to the hoist building. There we found a very large concrete cap covering the former opening into the underground portion.
Scritta in data 1 ottobre 2018
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Gli orari di apertura di Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum sono:
  • mar - mar 17:00 - 20:00
  • mar - sab 10:00 - 16:00