A one-of-a-kind, multi-site, interactive national treasure.
Copper was actively mined in the region from 7,000 years ago into the 1980s, first by Native Americans, who transformed it into tools and trade goods, and later by immigrants in a copper stampede that pre-dates the western Gold Rush. The park was established in 1992 to celebrate this indelible heritage and preserve the many remaining natural and man-made landmarks of mining ’s glory days.
Michigan's Top of the World. For everyone. For every season.
Call, write, email or stop by the visitor center on US-41 in Calumet for in-depth info on attractions, restaurants, lodging and recreation. It’s open 9-5 daily year ’round, with extended summer evening hours. The Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, located at 902 College Avenue (look for the green building at the head of downtown Houghton’s Shelden Avenue) can also help you find what you’re seeking. Both chamber and bureau have 24-hour accessible lobbies stocked with maps, brochures, and other useful materials.
Business Development Organizations
Regional movers and shakers forging a sustainable future
Michigan Tech Alumni Association supports healthy economic growth in the Upper Peninsula. Fueled by high-caliber students, faculty and alumni drawn to the incomparable Keweenaw setting, the University is a driving force in area collaboration, robust entrepreneurship, and job creation. The Keweenaw continues to experience significant economic growth in high-technology, knowledge-driven businesses. Innovations range from advanced-software development to manufacturing state-of-the-art vehicles for the concrete and construction industries.
Digging into history from the ground up
The western Upper Peninsula’s distinct geology is a rock-solid attraction. View a wealth of scientific, educational, cultural and aesthetically significant sites on the Houghton Geo Walk/Bike self-guided tour. Explore farther afield with the help of this Geoheritage guide that leads rockhounds on a trail of delight and discovery.
- What is Geoheritage?
- Where can we go in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale to learn earth history?
- How does Earth Science guide us and influence our living and culture?
- What are the geologic elements of the Keweenaw and Isle Royale?
- What does the Keweenaw window into earth's history contribute to our world view?