Cliffs Shaft Iron Mine Museum


When visiting Ishpeming, Michigan, it is hard to not notice the headframe towers of the former Cliffs Shaft iron mine.  The property is now a museum. Unfortunately, we were not able to visit this museum because (like every other iron mining museum we encountered) it was closed as we passed through the area. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from June through September. Perhaps, we can again visit Ishpeming on a day that's not a Monday. :)

We did get to look at some samples of iron and the equipment used to mine it in the front yard of the museum.