Marquette County sits on the south shore of Lake Superior, the largest of the five Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. With over 1,083 square miles of land, Marquette County is larger than the state of Rhode Island and includes 55 miles of Lake Superior frontage. The county has a population of approximately 74,000 people and the largest city is Marquette with a population of 22,000.

Attractions and Experiences

Blues Fest, Marquette
Seafood Fest, Marquette
International Food Fest
Superior Bike Fest, Marquette
Noquemanon Ski Race, Marquette
Ski Jumping at Suicide Bowl, Ishpeming
Ore to Shore Bike Race, Marquette
UP 200 Sled Dog Race, Marquette
Hiawatha Music Festival, Marquette


Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse, Marquette
Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette
Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, Marquette
DeVos Art Museum, Marquette
Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center
Marquette History Museum, Marquette
Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee
U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, Ishpeming
Cliffs Shaft Mineral Museum, Ishpeming

Natural Attractions

Sugar Loaf Mountain, Marquette
Mount Marquette, Marquette
Little Presque Isle State Recreation Area, Marquette
Presque Isle Park, Marquette
Outdoor Recreation

5 Golf Courses

Marquette Mountain Ski Area for downhill skiing and snowboarding
Hundreds of miles of cross country skiing, hiking and biking trails
Kayaking and canoeing adventures
Wilderness adventures featuring scenic overlooks and waterfalls
Snowmobile and ATV rentals
Inland Lake and Lake Superior Fishing Charters

Man-Made Attractions

United States Olympic Training Site, Marquette
The Superior Dome on the campus of Northern Michigan University, Marquette
Tilden Mine Tours (Seasonal)
Anatomy of a Murder Tours


Downtown Marquette boutiques, art galleries and shops
Antique stores throughout the area
Getz’s Clothiers
Casualties Skate, Surf & Snow
Downwind Sports
SwitchBack Resale Shop
Michigan Fare
Da’ Yooper’s Tourist Trap
Perani’s / Johnsons Sportshop
Yooper Shirts (Downtown Ishpeming)

Attractions Within an Hour’s Drive

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising
Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises, Munising
Glass Bottom Shipwreck Boat Tours, Munising