The City of Negaunee holds a historic mining past and, today, is home to an awarded school system and serves as a backdrop for an abundance of outdoor activities. Home to a popular, as well as historical venue for the performing arts, Vista Theatre, Negaunee ceases to withhold it’s many characteristics. Hometown dining and wonderful antique shopping are also a must in this small, northern town.
Be sure to visit the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. Negaunee was established in the early 1840s when iron ore was first discovered in this region. The name “Negaunee” stems from the Chippewa Indian language; it translates to “pioneer.” The Jackson Mine originated in the late 1840s, extracting iron ore which was then forged to make other materials, from the Marquette Iron Range. Learn more about Negaunee’s history by touring the Negaunee Historical Society Museum.
Depending on the season, Negaunee offers many local festivals and events centered around it’s warm-loving community, beautiful country and history.
Negaunee Township is located in Marquette County, in between Marquette and the City of Negaunee. Almost as old as Negaunee itself, the township features access to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, a 48 mile, year round trail, exposed to the pure essence of the Upper Peninsula!