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Houghton County Historical Museum

Description:  The Houghton County Historical Museum, home of the Copper Country Railroad Heritage Center, is located in historic Lake Linden, Michigan. It was once the site of the largest copper milling operation in North America. 
The museum is developing an interpretive walking tour trail which begins on the Museum campus, the heart of the former C&H Mill site, and travels to the north end of the Village of Lake Linden and on the south to the C&H Suction Dredge on the shores of Torch Lake north of the Quincy Mining Co. mill town of Mason 
(text courtesy HCHMS)

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How to find: 
Address:
5500 Hwy M-26
PO Box 127
Lake Linden, MI 49945

Parent Organization:
Houghton County Historical Museum Society
Contacts
Phone 906 296-4121
e-mail:  mailto:dmkorman@houghtonhistory.org
URL(s)
Houghton County Historical Museum  
http://www.houghtonhistory.org/
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 Jun - Sep 10 - 4:30 10 - 4:30 10 - 4:30 10 - 4:30 10 - 4:30 10 - 4:30 10 - 4:30
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
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Groups

As of JUL 2007  under 12 $4 12-18 $6  $8  $6 (65+)  
Special Fees:  admission includes ticket for round-trip train ride, additional train rides are $2
Additional Group Info:  
Special Tours & Pricing:
Reservation Contact:  
906 296-4121 (off season tours can be arranged)
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  The interpretive center shows how the process of new rock handling and ore reprocessing were developed over time, and how the growth in the efficiency of technology also brought about growth and change in Lake Linden and TorchLake as well. (text courtesy HCHMS)
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period  19th-20th century Type of Site building collection
Buildings:  Calumet & Hecla Mill Headquarters, First Congregational Church, Traprock Schoolhouse, Mineral Range Depot, Calumet & Hecla Fire Station, bull ladle, fanny, lorry and charging paddle, kibble, caboose, switch engine
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Copperland Arts
Book Store

local crafts
regional history

 
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Nearby Attractions:
towns:  8 mi  Hubbell, Laurium, Osceola, Calumet, Houghton, Copper City

Historical

Description

Contact

Address


Seaman Mineralogical Museum, Michigan Technical U
  1400 College Ave
Houghton MI 49931
Phone 906 487-2572
Web Site www.geo.mtu.edu/museum/
Fort Wilkins State Park   Keweenaw Peninsula, MI 49918
Phone 906 289-4215
Alt Phone 906 289-4939
www.sos.state.mi.us/history/museum/musewil/chlight
Keeweenaw National Historical Park History Related Organization
Coppertown USA Museum
Quincy Mine Hoist Association Museum
   

Cultural

 
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Recreational  
       
Amusement  
       
Outdoor Recreation  
Isle Royale National Park wilderness archipelago with hiking & camping - no road, accessible only by boat or float plane   800 East Lakeshore Drive
 
Houghton  MI  49931  
 
Phone        906 482-0984
 
Web Site      http://www.nps.gov/isro/
 
E-mail         mailto:ISRO_ParkInfo@nps.gov    
Ottawa National Forest
Shopping

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Nearby Places to Stay:

Address
Contact
Camping/RV  
Wooded Acres Family Campground 997 Federal Avenue
Houghton Lakes MI  48629
989 422-3413

Bed & Breakfast

 
Bostrom-Johnson House B&B 1109 Calumet Avenue
Calumet MI 49913
906 337-4651
Garnet House B&B 238 County Road
Kearsarge MI 49942
906 337-5607
Laurium Manor Inn B& 320 Tamarack Street
Laurium MI 49913
906 337-2549
Red Jacket Inn 427 8th Street
Calumet MI 49913
906 337-2342
Charleston House Historic Inn 918 College Avenue
Houghton MI 49931
906 482-7790
Creekside Inn B&B 160 Highway 203
Hancock MI 49930
906 487-5288
Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn 5 Mile Point Road
Ahmeek MI 49901
906 337-1744
Hamar House B&B 502 Willson Memorial Drive
Chassell MI 49916
906 523-4670
Wonderland Motel & Cabins 787 Lake Linden Avenue
Laurium MI 49913
906 337-4511
Vic's Cabins 263 County Road
Kearsarge MI 49942
906 337-3703
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Americinn 5101 S 6th Street
Calumet MI 49913
906 337-6463
Bella Vista Motel 160 6th Street
Calumet MI 49913
906 289-4213
Eagle Rive Inn 100 Front Street
Calumet MI 49913
906 337-0666
Elms Motel 335 6th Street
Calumet MI 49913
906 337-2620
Lakes Motel 301 Calumet Street
Lake Linden MI 49945
906 296-9528
Le Blanc Motel Bootjack Road #B5
Lake Linden MI 49945
906-296-0105
Northgate Motel 48 US Highway 41
Calumet MI 49913
906-337-1000
Rock Harbor Lodge BLDG #70
Calumet MI 49913
906-337-4993
Whispering Pines Motel US Highway 41
Calumet MI 49913
906-482-5887
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Last Update:
01/09/2010

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