Here are some links to interesting things to do while you visit the Keweenaw


Things to do at Michigan Technological University

Keweenaw Boulder Garden

A geological art project - a collection of glacial boulders showing all the major rock types of the Keweenaw Peninsula, including dramatic examples of the important individual rock types that come from solidification of huge lava flows, conglomerates and sandstones.  Available 24/7 year round.

(In the center of the main campus at Michigan Tech University)
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

MTU Sustainable Gardens

The Michigan Tech University's Sustainable Gardens highlight more than 850 planted species and 40 garden sites.  Year round viewing is available through spring bulbs, summer florals, fall foliage, winter seedpods and snow statues.  Featured gardens are the perennial cottage garden at the Rozsa Center on US-41; the Student Memorial Garden south of the Rozsa where each plant has a meaning; the Keweenaw Boulder Garden that shows all foundational rocks of the Keweenaw; the ornamental grass Wind Garden; the Cheryl Depuydt Memorial Garden and the veggie garden at the Memorial Union building.  A map is available on the website.

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

May 1 to December 23, 2014
Open  Monday-Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

1404 E. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

Telephone: (906) 487-2572

Houghton Geo Walk/Bike Sites

This site is aimed to walk or bike you through the city of Houghton, a place defined by the local geology, with an eye toward geological features and how they impact the site.  You should use your GPS as a guide and Google Earth as a map tool.  Any community can be linked to its geologic roots, and this is something that earth science teachers will find helpful. Outcomes of doing this is that people learn how to find their way around, how to visualize landscapes, how to read rocks and then how to understand their natural world and how it works.

Keweenaw National Historical Park

This national park, in conjunction with 19 Heritage Sites, commemorates the heritage of copper mining on the Keweenaw Peninsula - its mines, its machinery and its people.