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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340 Sixth Street
Calumet, MI 49913 US

Phone: (906) 337-2610
(906) 337-2166
E-Mail Address: calumettheatre@calumettheatre.com
Region: Calumet
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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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44 Trimountain Ave
South Range, MI 49963 US

Phone: (906) 487-9412
E-Mail Address: johnandjeanp@chartermi.net
Region: Houghton
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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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25815 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913 US

Phone: (906) 337-4354
E-Mail Address: info@KeweenawHeritageSites.org
Region: Calumet
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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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327 Sixth Street
Calumet, MI 49913 US

Phone: (906) 337-4579
E-Mail Address: coppercountryfirefighters@hotmail.com
Region: Calumet
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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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105 Huron Street
Houghton, MI 49931 US

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

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