Explore the UP’s Top Things to Do
At the Country Inn & Suites, Marquette, MI, you can get to the Upper Peninsula’s best things to do in just minutes, from lounging on the shores of Lake Superior to skiing on Marquette Mountain. Charter a boat tour with Superior Odyssey to brave the lake’s open waters and enjoy stunning views of the Marquette lighthouse, Presque Isle Park and more. Prefer dry land? Check out the hiking and biking trails along the Noquemanon Trail Network. If you’re traveling with family, take your kids to the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum or stop by Northern Michigan University for a campus tour with your prospective student.
- Upper Peninsula Children's Museum (2.7 miles)
Kids love learning about biology, health, technology and more through interactive exhibits at this museum. Hands-on fun includes an archaeological dig site and a touch tank with snakes and turtles.
Phone: +1 (906) 226-3911
- Lakenenland Sculpture Park (16.4 miles)
This local landmark is the brainchild of creator Tom Lakenen, who started creating playful sculptures from scrap iron in 2003. Stop by to see a pink elephant, fairy-tale animals and larger-than-life lollipops.
Phone: +1 (906) 249-1132
- Lake Superior (3 miles)
Touching parts of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ontario, this massive freshwater lake is a marvel to behold. Walk along the extensive shoreline, or grab a fishing pole and see what’s biting.
- Noquemanon Trail Network (5 miles)
This interconnected trail system spreads throughout the Upper Peninsula and offers outdoor activities throughout the year, from hiking and biking in summer to snowboarding and skijoring in the winter.
Phone: +1 (906) 235-6861
- Presque Isle Park (5.8 miles)
Dive from 15-foot cliffs at Blackrocks, bike the two-mile scenic roadway, or just soak up gorgeous Lake Superior views at this 323-acre peninsula park near downtown Marquette.
Phone: +1 (906) 228-7749
- Marquette Regional History Center (2.7 miles)
Uncover the Upper Peninsula’s history through rotating displays and a permanent collection, which includes prehistoric artifacts and trinkets donated by area residents.
Phone: +1 (906) 226-3571
- Marquette Maritime Museum (3.7 miles)
Stop by the Marquette Maritime Museum for summer tours of the grounds and the historic lighthouse. The museum also includes detailed accounts of infamous shipwrecks that happened nearby.
Phone: +1 (906) 226-2006
- Northern Michigan University (4.5 miles)
Tour the beautiful 350-acre campus of Northern Michigan University, home of the Wildcats. NMU has received numerous awards for seamlessly integrating technology into its programs.
Phone: +1 (906) 227-1000
- Marquette Golf Club (2.3 miles)
This semi-private golf club boasts two beautiful courses: Greywalls Course and Heritage Course.
Phone: +1 (906) 225-0721
- Superior Dome (3.9 miles)
Home to Northern Michigan University’s Wildcat football team, this stadium boasts the world’s largest wooden dome and a seating capacity of 8,000 people.
Phone: +1 (906) 227-1032
- Marquette Mountain Ski Area (4 miles)
When the snow is fresh on the ground, grab your skis or snowboard and make your way down 13 runs of varying difficulty. New to skiing? Sign up for lessons to learn from experienced instructors.
Phone: +1 (906) 225-1155
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