This Ride Through An Old Iron Mine In Michigan Will Take You Back In Time

Iron mining was once one of the Midwest’s most lucrative economic endeavors. During the mid-to-late 19th century, mines were established throughout the region — including several in Michigan. While iron mining is certainly no longer a major source of employment for workers in the Great Lakes State, Michiganders and tourists can still experience remnants of the mining boom with a visit to the Iron Mountain Iron Mine.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Does your family have any connection to Michigan’s mining and exportation history? We’d love to hear your story in the comment section.