Indoor Fun

Indoor Fun

Top Indoor Attractions | Our Recommendations | 24 Indoor Attractions 

While the Keweenaw is best known for its majestic wilderness and outdoor trails, you’ll find plenty to do indoors too! From unique historical attractions and museums to fun-filled arcades, we’ve got several options to keep you busy during a rainy day or in-between your outdoor adventures.

What are the Keweenaw’s Top Indoor Attractions?

The Keweenaw Peninsula features several family-friendly indoor activities such as underground mine tours, museums, an arcade, and more. Top indoor attractions include touring the Historic Quincy Mine, the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, the Keweenaw National Historic Park visitors center, The Eagle Harbor Lighthouse & Museum, the History of Hockey Museum in the Dee Stadium, and Mine Shaft Arcade in Houghton.

Our Recommendations for Indoor Fun in the Keweenaw

Sometimes the weather isn’t cooperating. Other times, you just need a break from outdoor adventuring. No matter the reason, there are times when you’re on the hunt for some fun indoor activities.  Here are our recommendations based on the experience you’re looking for:

Thrill Seekers: The Quincy Mine

Group touring the historic Quincy Mine in the Keweenaw Peninsula

Who says you have to go outside for an adventure? Once the most profitable mining operation in the Copper Country, The Quincy Mine produced incredible sums of copper ore between 1846 and 1945. Today, you can experience what life was like for a copper miner by touring the underground shaft and exploring the world’s largest steam hoist.

Family-Friendly Fun: The Mine Shaft

Sometimes you just need to play some skeeball and zap some aliens. That’s what the Mine Shaft is all about. While visiting the Keweenaw’s preeminent arcade and bowling alley, you can rack up the top scores on your favorite arcade games while teaching your kiddos (or grandkids) all about respecting their elders as you show off your mad gaming skills. They also have 18 lanes of bowling, virtual sporting activities, and a great on-site restaurant (The Rock House).

Budget-Friendly Option: Keweenaw National Historic Park Visitors Center

While the Keweenaw National Historic Park technically consists of more than 20 regional heritage sites, its Visitors Center is well worth some time if you’re interested in the Keweenaw’s copper mining heritage. Located in historic downtown Calumet, the national park’s visitor center consists of three stories dedicated to sharing the Copper Country’s mining legacy. Best of all, it’s completely free to tour! You’ll find helpful park rangers ready to answer questions about the Keweenaw’s past or about nearby attractions.

Educational Experience: A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Precious gemstones in a glass case at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum in Houghton

With more than 2,000 minerals on display, the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Houghton is a budding geologists dream!  But don’t be fooled, you don’t need to know the difference between “rocks” and “minerals” to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of these specimens or lose track of time as you hover between precious metals, gemstones, agates, glowing rocks, and more!

Culture Junkies: The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Two ballerinas dance across the stage at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is the Upper Peninsula’s largest performing arts venue and regularly hosts world-class acts in theatre, music, and dance. Located on Michigan Tech’s campus, the Rozsa is known for merging culture and state-of-the-art engineering to create thought-provoking experiences for its students and Keweenaw visitors. Click here for the Rozsa’s latest schedule of events.

Sports Enthusiasts: History of Hockey Museum

The City of Houghton is widely considered the birthplace of professional hockey. During the 1903-1904 season, the local Portage Lakes team used paid athletes (many from Canada) to draw free-spending patrons and spectators downtown. While the original hockey arena, the Amphidrome, burned down in 1927, a replacement was quickly built and named after James Dee, a local businessman who organized the World’s First Professional Hockey League here in the Copper Country. Today “The Dee” is still used by locals and the Portage Lake Pioneers Senior Hockey team. It also houses the History of Hockey Museum which pays tribute to the area’s professional hockey legacy.

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562 Gratiot Street
Copper Harbor, MI 49918 US

Phone: (906) 289-4449
E-Mail Address: minnetonk@aol.com
Region: Copper Harbor
Website

A very large collection of antique dolls, toys and Indian artifacts. Other local collections include rock mineral specimens, mining memorabilia, shipwreck items, bottles insulators, tools lante ...
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15223 US Highway 41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918 US

Phone: (906) 289-4215
Region: Copper Harbor
Website

Built in 1844 on the rugged shore of Lake Superior, Fort Wilkins is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century army life on the northern frontier. 19 buildings survive, 12 of them original structure
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340 Sixth Street
Calumet, MI 49913 US

Phone: (906) 337-2610
(906) 337-2166
E-Mail Address: calumettheatre@calumettheatre.com
Region: Calumet
Website

When its doors opened in 1900, the Calumet Opera House became one of the finest municipal theatres in America. Many famous traveling drama companies and musicians, from Madame Helena Modjeska to J ...
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327 Sixth Street
Calumet, MI 49913 US

Phone: (906) 337-4579
E-Mail Address: coppercountryfirefighters@hotmail.com
Region: Calumet
Website

Housed in the historic Red Jacket Fire Station, this museum features memorabilia and exhibits spanning almost a century of firefighting history. A Heritage Site of the Keweenaw National Historical ...
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25815 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913 US

Phone: (906) 337-4354
E-Mail Address: info@KeweenawHeritageSites.org
Region: Calumet
Website

The Mining Museum is merely an introduction to the fascinating story of the Copper Country and Americas first real mining boom.
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25725 Scott Street
Calumet, MI 49913 US

Phone: (906) 337-2410
E-Mail Address: heritage@pasty.com
Region: Calumet
Website

Housed in the historic St. Annes Roman Catholic Church, the Heritage Center works to preserve and interpret the culture and heritage of the Copper Country through exhibits, educational programs an ...
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1404 E. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 487-2572
E-Mail Address: tjb@mtu.edu
Region: Houghton
Website

Discover the mineral heritage of the Keweenaw Peninsula native copper district & more at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum. The museum showcases minerals from the Great Lakes region & around
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105 Huron Street
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 482-7140
E-Mail Address: history@cityofhoughton.com
Region: Houghton
Website

The Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw is open year-round and features changing exhibits and programs about the regions cultural and natural history, including interactive displays to engage all lear ...
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44 Trimountain Ave
South Range, MI 49963 US

Phone: (906) 487-9412
E-Mail Address: johnandjeanp@chartermi.net
Region: Houghton
Website

Museum which focuses on the history of the Range towns in southern Houghton County, during the copper mining era of the Copper Range Mining Company.
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700 E. Lakeshore Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 482-7760
Region: Houghton

The Dee Stadium provides the area with a great ice skating facility from October through April. It is home to the Houghton High School Hockey team and Portage Lake Pioneers Senior Hockey team.
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Inside the Dee Stadium
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Houghton

Visit the Birthplace of Professional Hockey and The History of Hockey Exhibit, located in The Kenner Ruohonen Memorial History Room. The Hockey History Museum is open during the summer months Mond ...
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47420 M-26 #90
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 523-7099
Region: Houghton
Website

Houghton's own Virtual Reality Arcade! Reserve your station now to travel to new places, defeat galactic hordes, and save the day!
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1400 Townsend Dr
Rozsa 105
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 487-2073
E-Mail Address: rozsa@mtu.edu
Region: Houghton
Website

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7804 Delaware Mine Rd
Delaware, MI 49950 US

Phone: (906) 289-4688
E-Mail Address: delminetourupmi@aol.com
Region: Eagle Harbor
Website

A unique combination of entertainment and education, the Delaware is the Keweenaw's oldest attraction!
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Lighthouse Road
Eagle Harbor, MI 49950 US

Phone: (906) 289-4990
Region: Eagle Harbor
Website

Located at the west end of Eagle Harbor, the present brick structure was built in 1871. It is now a part of the Keweenaw County Historical Society's Light Station Museum Complex and is open to the pub
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53150 Hwy M-26
Lake Linden, MI 49945 US

Phone: (906) 296-4121
E-Mail Address: info@houghtonhistory.org
Region: Lake Linden
Website

This 15 acre campus on the old Calumet Hecla millsite along the shore of Torch Lake houses the Houghton County Historical Museum and the Copper Country Railroad Heritage Center. The campus also f ...
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320 Tamarack Street
Laurium, MI 49913 US

Phone: (906) 337-2549
Region: Laurium
Website

This 13,000 square foot, 45 room ante-bellum mansion was built in 1908 for a wealthy copper mine owner at a cost of $50,000. $35,000 in decorations and furnishings were then added. On the tour you ...
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Highway M-26
Eagle River, MI 49950 US

Region: Eagle River
Website

The Eagle River Museum provides a series of exhibits devoted to the history of Eagle River, The Cliff Mine and Clifton, and Crestview. Is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from noon - 3 ...
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49750 US-41
Hancock, MI 49930 US

Phone: (906) 482-3101
E-Mail Address: glenda@quincymine.com
Region: Hancock
Website

A National Historic Landmark District, the Quincy Mine Tours feature the worlds largest steam hoist, the #2 shafthouse, and underground mine tours. A Heritage Site of th ...
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49083 N. Royce Road
Hancock, MI 49930 US

Phone: (906) 482-9050
Region: Hancock
Website

The Quincy Smelter is the only existing early 20th century copper smelter in the country. Go through the massive buildings on the Portage Canal in the heart of Hancock and Houghton.
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435 Quincy Street
Hancock, MI 49930 US

Phone: (906) 487-7437
E-Mail Address: editor@finnishamericanreporter.com
Region: Hancock
Website

The Finnish-American Heritage Center Historical Archive, on the campus of Finlandia University, houses the Finnish-American historical archive, a museum, a theater, an art gallery, the Family His ...
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915 Razorback Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: 906-1230
Website

Great Place for large groups small gatherings adults and kids of all ages. Bowling Lanes, RapidShot Hockey Shooting lanes, batting cages, 2 Golf Simulators. Full Bar and Menu!
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200 Adventure Ave
Greenland, MI 49929 US

Phone: (906) 883-3371
Website

As authentic as it gets...
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98 Fifth Street
Calumet, MI 49913 US

Phone: (906) 483-3176
E-Mail Address: kewe_information@nps.gov
Website

This national park, in conjunction with 22 Heritage Sites, commemorates the heritage of copper mining on the Keweenaw Peninsula - its mines, its machinery and its people. The Calumet Visitors Cen ...
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47420 M-26 #90
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 523-7099
Region: Houghton
Houghton's own Virtual Reality Arcade! Reserve your station now to travel to new places, defeat galactic hordes, and save the day! More

A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum

1404 E. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 487-2572
Region: Houghton
Discover the mineral heritage of the Keweenaw Peninsula native copper district & more at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum. The museum showcases minerals from the Great Lakes region & around More

Adventure Mine

200 Adventure Ave
Greenland, MI 49929
Phone: (906) 883-3371
As authentic as it gets... More

Astor House Museum

562 Gratiot Street
Copper Harbor, MI 49918
Phone: (906) 289-4449
Region: Copper Harbor
A very large collection of antique dolls, toys and Indian artifacts. Other local collections include rock mineral specimens, mining memorabilia, shipwreck items, bottles insulators, tools lante ... More

Calumet Theatre

340 Sixth Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-2610 (906) 337-2166
Region: Calumet
When its doors opened in 1900, the Calumet Opera House became one of the finest municipal theatres in America. Many famous traveling drama companies and musicians, from Madame Helena Modjeska to J ... More

Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw

105 Huron Street
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 482-7140
Region: Houghton
The Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw is open year-round and features changing exhibits and programs about the regions cultural and natural history, including interactive displays to engage all lear ... More

Copper Country Firefighter's Memorial Museum

327 Sixth Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4579
Region: Calumet
Housed in the historic Red Jacket Fire Station, this museum features memorabilia and exhibits spanning almost a century of firefighting history. A Heritage Site of the Keweenaw National Historical ... More

Copper Range Historical Museum

44 Trimountain Ave
South Range, MI 49963
Phone: (906) 487-9412
Region: Houghton
Museum which focuses on the history of the Range towns in southern Houghton County, during the copper mining era of the Copper Range Mining Company. More

Coppertown USA Mining Museum & Gift Shop

25815 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4354
Region: Calumet
The Mining Museum is merely an introduction to the fascinating story of the Copper Country and Americas first real mining boom. More

Dee Stadium

700 E. Lakeshore Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 482-7760
Region: Houghton
The Dee Stadium provides the area with a great ice skating facility from October through April. It is home to the Houghton High School Hockey team and Portage Lake Pioneers Senior Hockey team. More

Delaware Copper Mine Tours

7804 Delaware Mine Rd
Delaware, MI 49950
Phone: (906) 289-4688
Region: Eagle Harbor
A unique combination of entertainment and education, the Delaware is the Keweenaw's oldest attraction! More

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

Lighthouse Road
Eagle Harbor, MI 49950
Phone: (906) 289-4990
Region: Eagle Harbor
Located at the west end of Eagle Harbor, the present brick structure was built in 1871. It is now a part of the Keweenaw County Historical Society's Light Station Museum Complex and is open to the pub More

Eagle River Museum

Highway M-26
Eagle River, MI 49950
Region: Eagle River
The Eagle River Museum provides a series of exhibits devoted to the history of Eagle River, The Cliff Mine and Clifton, and Crestview. Is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from noon - 3 ... More

Finnish American Heritage Center

435 Quincy Street
Hancock, MI 49930
Phone: (906) 487-7437
Region: Hancock
The Finnish-American Heritage Center Historical Archive, on the campus of Finlandia University, houses the Finnish-American historical archive, a museum, a theater, an art gallery, the Family His ... More

Fort Wilkins State Historic Park

15223 US Highway 41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918
Phone: (906) 289-4215
Region: Copper Harbor
Built in 1844 on the rugged shore of Lake Superior, Fort Wilkins is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century army life on the northern frontier. 19 buildings survive, 12 of them original structure More

History of Hockey Museum

Inside the Dee Stadium
Houghton, MI 49931
Region: Houghton
Visit the Birthplace of Professional Hockey and The History of Hockey Exhibit, located in The Kenner Ruohonen Memorial History Room. The Hockey History Museum is open during the summer months Mond ... More

Houghton County Historical Museum Complex

53150 Hwy M-26
Lake Linden, MI 49945
Phone: (906) 296-4121
Region: Lake Linden
This 15 acre campus on the old Calumet Hecla millsite along the shore of Torch Lake houses the Houghton County Historical Museum and the Copper Country Railroad Heritage Center. The campus also f ... More

Keweenaw Heritage Center

25725 Scott Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-2410
Region: Calumet
Housed in the historic St. Annes Roman Catholic Church, the Heritage Center works to preserve and interpret the culture and heritage of the Copper Country through exhibits, educational programs an ... More

Keweenaw National Historical Park

98 Fifth Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 483-3176
This national park, in conjunction with 22 Heritage Sites, commemorates the heritage of copper mining on the Keweenaw Peninsula - its mines, its machinery and its people. The Calumet Visitors Cen ... More

Laurium Manor Inn Mansion Tours

320 Tamarack Street
Laurium, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-2549
Region: Laurium
This 13,000 square foot, 45 room ante-bellum mansion was built in 1908 for a wealthy copper mine owner at a cost of $50,000. $35,000 in decorations and furnishings were then added. On the tour you ... More

Mine Shaft/Rock House Grille

915 Razorback Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: 906-1230
Great Place for large groups small gatherings adults and kids of all ages. Bowling Lanes, RapidShot Hockey Shooting lanes, batting cages, 2 Golf Simulators. Full Bar and Menu! More



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