Just a little behind on posting … well, make that five trips ago. I’m semi working on catching up. This goes back to the week we spent on the Keweenaw last summer.
WHERE: Quincy Mine, Houghton, Michigan
WHAT: Six years before the California Gold Rush, men were rushing to the Quincy Mine for copper. As America’s industry grew, more and more copper was needed and the area flourished. At one time, the #2 shaft went down 9,260 feet into the ground (92 levels of mining). Tourists can go down to the seventh level – the 85 levels below that are filled with water. (Not sure I would want to be lost in there.)
A tram takes you to the opening of the mine and even that is kind of fun – great view.
You have to wait for your turn on the tram and to the mine, but there are museum exhibits available to pass the time. I’m sure kids would like the tram ride down to the opening and getting to walk into the “spooky” mine itself.