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The Oak Street Inn
The Oak Street Inn occupies a finely restored 123 year old building (c. 1879). Since 1995, a tremendous effort has gone into its structural, mechanical, and aesthetic repair. We've provided for modern convenience and comfort while maintaining the original character. The building's two commercial storefronts once housed Michael Shmalzel's Saloon, Smitties Bar, Socrates Market, and Ludwig Gasvoda's Grocery while the second floor held two office/apartment suites. The storefronts are now used for banquets, socials, receptions, lounging or exercising. The second floor holds our two large guest suites.
Michigan Technological University Department of Geological Engineering and Sciences
The Department of Geological Engineering and Sciences intends to be nationally recognized through education and research programs in geological engineering, geology, and geophysics. These programs emphasize geoscience applications and technology development in understanding and protecting the Earth and its resources.
The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Located at 1404 E. Sharon Avenue, on the campus of Michigan Tech, the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum contains approximately 30,000 specimens from around the world, of which 4000 are on display. It is the official "Mineralogical Museum of Michigan" and a heritage site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park. The museum houses the world's finest collection of native copper crystals, along with other minerals from Michigan's famous copper and iron mining districts.
Isle Royale National Park
Wolves and moose, the wild North Woods forest, ever-changing weather and a cool climate, and the crystal clear waters and rugged shoreline of Lake Superior characterize Isle Royale National Park's. This wilderness archipelago is 45 miles long and nine miles wide at it's widest point. The park encompasses a total area of 850 square miles including submerged lands which extends four and a half miles out into Lake Superior. The archipelago is composed of many parallel ridges resulting from ancient lava flows which were tilted and glaciated. Isle Royale has 165 miles of scenic hiking trails and 36 campgrounds for backpackers and recreational boaters. There is excellent fishing, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks, ancient copper mining sites, and plenty of spots to observe wildlife. Roadless Isle Royale is accessible only by boat or float plane. Isle Royale is relatively untouched by direct outside influences and serves as a living laboratory and United States Biosphere Reserve.
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Keweenaw National Historical Park was established on October 27, 1992 to commemorate the history of copper mining and the copper mining life on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. Jutting into Lake Superior, the Keweenaw contains the only place in the world where commercially abundant quantities of pure, native copper occurred. It has the oldest metal mining heritage in the western hemisphere -- one which dates back 7,000 years. It was the site of America's first large scale hard-rock industrial mining operations. Many of the processes developed here were fundamental to the success of later mining activity throughout America.
Welcome to the City of Houghton
Welcome to the City of Houghton, a nice place to live. Houghton is located within the Keweenaw Peninsula a four season scenic wonderland. Surrounded by water with numerous inland lakes and streams, this area provides some of the finest outdoor recreation in the Midwest. With an annual average of 180 inches of snowfall, this area is a focal point for winter sport enthusiasts.
Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau
Michigan's Upper Peninsula has historically been the destination of those seeking adventure and relaxation. As mainland Michigan's northernmost point, the Keweenaw accentuates the features and conditions that make the U.P. attractive as well as those found in the boreal forests of the far north.