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Things to do in Houghton County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
BBQ Restaurant
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“Great views, craft beer and whiskey bar, bbq and reasonable prices. Call for reservations on weekends especially as it does get busy. Fourth of July celebration with music and fireworks at this Lake Superior beachfront spot as an alternative to Copper Harbors festivities.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Known for their pizzas, subs, and fish bowl liquor drinks, and unique ambiance including ceiling decor. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Many informative and fun tours of this historic mine that will get you fired up about the local history of the area! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Indoor and outdoor craft brewery. Laid back and busy at the same time with colorful decor...”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“We camp here annually every summer with our extended family and our kids think summer is complete once we have that vacation! There are beaches for swimming, break walls for climbing, trails for running/biking/hiking, and places to visit and enjoy being on the shore of Lake Superior.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Fire Station
“Historic Venue where you can occasionally catch live music, a play, or a movie. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“An alternative to the traditional grocery store; carries vegan and gluten free products. A co-op (members share in profits). Open until 8 PM. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
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“In season, you can enjoy jams and booze soaked breads made by monks. Their goods are worth every penny.”
  • 8 locals recommend
University
“Indoor track w/ basketball courts and pool. Daily passes available & sauna use allowed. Also, plenty of sporting events are held on Campus.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“As long as you're not on a time frame, the Michigan House is a great option for dining in Calumet. The Michigan House burger or club wrap are delicious options; the fries are cut potatoes and to die for.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Family-owned mainstay with a homey vibe serving classic Italian dishes & old-country wines.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Ski Area
“A great ski hill for downhill skiers and snowboarders...we get quite a bit of snow every year but even on the years where it's not as much, Mont Ripley makes its own snow. There is also a tubing park here for those that may not want to ski.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Excellent Mexican Food for lunch or dinner and margueritas for large groups.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A coffee shop where you can take the kids. Perfect for mothers, fathers and their kids. Very unique and thought provoking toys for sale.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Nature
“Hosts a great race in the spring called the Great Bear Chase and is a laid back place to nordic ski with well-groomed trails and loops suited from the beginner to expert. Scenic and peaceful!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Restaurant
“Great views, craft beer and whiskey bar, bbq and reasonable prices. Call for reservations on weekends especially as it does get busy. Fourth of July celebration with music and fireworks at this Lake Superior beachfront spot as an alternative to Copper Harbors festivities.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Known for their pizzas, subs, and fish bowl liquor drinks, and unique ambiance including ceiling decor. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“In season, you can enjoy jams and booze soaked breads made by monks. Their goods are worth every penny.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family-owned mainstay with a homey vibe serving classic Italian dishes & old-country wines.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Excellent Mexican Food for lunch or dinner and margueritas for large groups.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great breakfast place, (has gluten free bread options), as well as lunch and dinner. A small local cafe, popular with the locals and tourists alike. Reasonable prices, with tasty foods, and homemade bakery. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amy J's makes a great pasty (sliced potato rather than cubed), but also has other baked goods. Baked goods are always different, but you may find a Finnish tart that is one of the best!”
  • 5 locals recommend

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