Marquette, MI

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Marquette, MI

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Marquette, MI

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Marquette, MI

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Marquette, MI

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Getting To Know Marquette

Marquette is the largest city on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, located on the southern shore of Lake Superior. Named for the French Jesuit missionary who explored the region, Marquette became a major Great Lakes port when iron ore was discovered in 1844. In the late 19th century, during the height of iron mining, Marquette was a summer haven for passenger steamships, whose guests filled the city’s hotels and resorts. Today, Marquette is an artsy lakeside town, with a historic lighthouse, beautiful beaches, and the hospitable charm of the “yoopers” – residents of Michigan’s upper peninsula.

Our All-Inclusive Visit

On our shore excursion we’ll visit the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, located on the site of an original iron forge. Closer to town, we’ll visit the working harbour to witness the loading of Great Lakes freighters along the impressive 1000-feet-long iron ore dock. Our exploration of Marquette concludes with a visit to the Maritime Museum and Lighthouse.

More About Marquette…

Marquette was the winner of the 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the US National Trust for Historic Preservation, and visitors have named it their “Fan Favourite” of all the organisation’s sites.

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