A Heritage Tour of Marquette Country

Home, Home on the Iron Range

This itinerary may be customized for any time of the year.

Marquette County sits on the south shore of Lake Superior. With over 1,083 square miles of land, Marquette County is larger than the state of Rhode Island and includes 55 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. Follow this itinerary during your next visit to Marquette, Michigan and discover the heritage of the Upper Peninsula.

10:00 am – noon

Take a historic sightseeing tour with a step-on guide that will include a visit to Marquette’s Historic Home & Harbor District, Presque Isle Park and over 7 miles of scenic shoreline.

12 – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a group lunch at Upfront & Company, with an atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else in Marquette and group dining rates.

1 – 3:00 pm

Tour the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Township—the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region. They offer exhibits, audiovisual programs, and outdoor interpretive paths depicting the large-scale capital that made Michigan an industrial leader. The museum resides on the scenic Carp River where an iron forge was built in 1848.

3 – 6:00 pm

Travel to bustling downtown Marquette for shopping and sightseeing. View impressive 19th-century buildings constructed from locally quarried sandstone and designed by the Midwest’s finest architects. Try a Dutch treat sundae or ice cream cone at Donker’s Candy & Gifts.

6:00 pm

Indulge in a delicious Italian dinner at Casa Calabria, located in the heart of Marquette. It’s been voted Best Restaurant, Best Service, Best Steak, Best Italian Restaurant and Best Atmosphere for the past 6 years in a row by Marquette residents. Come and discover why!


For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, please contact your tour operator or the people at Marquette Country CVB: 1-800-544-4321 or www.marquettecountry.org.

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