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Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum

150 N Lowell St, Ironwood, MI 49938-2032
+1 906-932-0287
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First Friday

Always love a Depot Museum. Really nice time the first Friday of Summer months they have live music... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Curtis P
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Nice history

It’s a great lite place to understand and start the Iron Belle bike trail in summer. Now still... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
mark s
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Barrington, Illinois
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The Depot Museum is a historic 1893 train depot beautifully restored to showcase life back then. Many exhibits are housed here including a complete history of train travel in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, an extensive iron mining exhibit complete with vintage photos and actual mining equipment used in local iron mines. Museum also includes an Archive Research Center with rare books and maps. The Depot Museum is located at the start of Michigan's Iron Belle Trail. It is the longest stated-designated hike/bike trail in the nation.
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“display” (2 reviews)
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150 N Lowell St, Ironwood, MI 49938-2032
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+1 906-932-0287
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always love a Depot Museum. Really nice time the first Friday of Summer months they have live music and a farmers market, we’ll be back🎶More

Thank Curtis P
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IronwoodAHS, Public Relations Manager at Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. A Depot Museum is a special place in time. Ironwood's is just that! We are lucky to have this historic structure to use as a gathering place in the summer months for community activities. Join us for August's First Friday...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a great lite place to understand and start the Iron Belle bike trail in summer. Now still closed due to snow. The current trail is paved for 7 miles with great interpretations. Something to do with family and friends

Thank mark s
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Nothing special but it is just off the ATV and snowmobile trail so it is a good place to stop view maps and ask questions as the staff is very helpful.

Thank Lin O
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit the museum we find something different. There's so much history packed in the many rooms and corners. A must see when visiting Ironwood.

Thank FinnForever
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IronwoodAHS, Public Relations Manager at Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for your kind words and appreciation for Ironwood's history. We are fortunate to have a great historic train Depot to house the museum artifacts. Visit us again the next time you are in town. We'd love repeat visitors!

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Old converted railroad depot. Full of old memorabilia, and relics from the past. Has a lot of interesting artifacts from the mining days. Lots to read about and see. Well worth your time.

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IronwoodAHS, Public Relations Manager at Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed your museum visit. Ironwood history is so interesting to see and learn about. Visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

What to do with an old railroad station?....well, re-purpose it into a fine local museum! This place is a fine tribute to the history and culture of the area, a very good family visitors center attraction, and a credit to the industrial logging and mining...More

Thank Lance B
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IronwoodAHS, Public Relations Manager at Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We feel strongly about our history and the ethnic strongholds it plays into this region still today. On your next visit, plan to see the Ironwood Memorial Building. Our satellite museum is located on the second floor. Although,...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you are a history buff or are just interested in finding out about the town you live or visit, then this Museum is a must stop for you and your family and friends. I especially enjoyed the historical photos and personal memoirs of the...More

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IronwoodAHS, Public Relations Manager at Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed the Depot Museum. Stop by any time. Bring the kids and bikes. The Iron Belle trail is just outside our door. We'd love to see you.

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

I attended an event there and found it such a neat place. We learned so much of the history of the area. The staff were very knowledgable and helpful. I highly recommend adding this to your intiniary when in town.More

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IronwoodAHS, Public Relations Manager at Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

Ironwood history is amazing! We have so much of it here and we are glad to share it with you. Thank you for the great review. The next time you are in Ironwood, check out our historical exhibits located in the Ironwood Memorial Building downtown....More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We looked through this small museum and enjoyed chatting with the operator about local details and info. He referred us to a good local cafe which we visited. Since mining went away the town has slowly dwindled, until there is only the basic core of...More

Thank Dennis M
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IronwoodAHS, Public Relations Manager at Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

So glad you could stop in. We are fond of our small town, as you could probably see reflected in the Historic Depot Museum. Our community still has a lot of heart and soul to give to travelers. We have a second museum in the...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

To walk in the footsteps of immigrants who got off the train and started a new life 100 years ago can ignite the imagination in some people. My great grandfather arrived here 130 years ago with his wife and two small children from Sweden and...More

Thank Rod S
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IronwoodAHS, Public Relations Manager at Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you for your heart-felt review. Ironwood did a great job of helping America become industrialized with all the iron mined here and shipped out across this country. The lingering vintage smell of coal heat, train engines and leather luggage is still prevalent today in...More

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