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18 Best and Fun Things To Do In Houghton, Michigan

This vibrant little city with lots to offer visitors and locals alike. This Upper Peninsula gem offers visitors numerous things to do during your stay. Houghton boasts a thriving art scene, adorable shops and cozy coffee shops. The town also hosts festivals, art events, sports leagues, and outdoor activities, which means there’s always something fun happening in Houghton.

Here are some great activities you don’t want to miss if you ever get the chance to visit Houghton

The 18 Most Popular Things To Do In Houghton, Michigan

18. Keweenaw Waterway

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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17. Chassell Ski Trails

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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Location: Chassell MI

16. Chassell Heritage Center

4.9 ★★★★★ (11 reviews)

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Location: 42373 Hancock Street Chassell MI

Tel:  906 523 1155

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15. Copper Range Historical Museum

4.6 ★★★★★ (16 reviews)


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Location: 44 Trimountain Ave South Range MI

Tel:  906 482 6125

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14. Quincy Dredge Number Two

4.9 ★★★★★ (16 reviews)


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Location: Hancock   Lake Linden Trail Hancock MI

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13. East Houghton Waterfront Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (94 reviews)

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Location: 1220 1298 E Lakeshore Dr Houghton MI

12. North Canal Township Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (147 reviews)

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Location: Houghton Canal Road Houghton MI

Tel:  906 482 8319

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11. Nara Nature Park

4.8 ★★★★★ (309 reviews)

Location: 47375 US Hwy 41 Houghton MI

Tel:  906 487 2578

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10. Chutes and Ladders

4.7 ★★★★★ (523 reviews)

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Location: Houghton MI

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9. Quincy Smelting Works

4.8 ★★★★★ (21 reviews)

Location: 298 Royce Road Hancock MI

Tel:  906 482 3101

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8. Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw

4.6 ★★★★★ (25 reviews)

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Location: 105 Huron Street Houghton MI

Tel:  906 482 7140

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7. Isle Royale Seaplanes

4.2 ★★★★☆ (43 reviews)

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Location: 21125 Royce Road Hancock MI

Tel:  906 483 4991

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6. Kestner Waterfront Park- City of Houghton

4.8 ★★★★★ (44 reviews)

Location: 1100 W Lakeshore Dr Houghton MI

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5. Isle Royale Houghton Visitor Center

4.6 ★★★★★ (118 reviews)

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Location: 800 E Lakeshore Dr Houghton MI

Tel:  906 482 0984

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4. Mont Ripley Ski Area

4.7 ★★★★★ (198 reviews)

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Location: 49051 Ski Hill Hancock MI

Tel:  906 487 2340

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3. A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech

4.9 ★★★★★ (417 reviews)

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Location: 1404 Sharon Ave Houghton MI

Tel:  906 487 2572

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2. Quincy Mine

4.7 ★★★★★ (872 reviews)

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Location: 49750 US Hwy 41 Hancock MI

Tel:  906 482 3101

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1. Keweenaw National Historical Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (1,449 reviews)

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Location: 25970 Red Jacket Road Calumet MI

Tel:  906 337 3168

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Houghton, Michigan! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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