Marquette is a small, yet very charming city in the state of Michigan, with a total population of 21.355 residents at the 2010 census. Marquette is one of the most populated city of the Upper Peninsula. Marquette is also a major port on Lake Superior, primarily for shipping iron ore. The village of Marquette was first established in the 17th century and the main industry of the city was the iron industry. Although it is small, Marquette has a lot of great attractions to offer its tourists, as well as a wide range of accommodation and venues. Marquette is known to be an eclectic little town, where culture, history and civilization combine.
Top Attractions Within Marquette
Big bay Point Light is a lighthouse which stands on tall bluff over a rocky point, at 24 miles away from Marquette. Today, it is the only operational lighthouse with a bed and breakfast. It is reputed to be haunted. The novel and movie Anatomy of a Murder were inspired by a murder rooted at the lighthouse. You can even climb up the lighthouse to benefit from the wonderful scenery that unfolds in front of you.
The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum is located along Baraga Avenue. Those familiar with the past of Marquette will recognize the former Bunny Bread sign that is located on the outside of the building. The museum features hands-on exhibits for children to learn and have fun doing so. The museum is open all year round. It is an excellent occasion for children and adults alike to learn more interesting facts about the past of Marquette.
The Marquette County History Museum has a wide variety of exhibits and artifacts that reflect the past of Marquette. The museum also includes a library and gift shop for you to buy all kinds of memorabilia.
Marquette Museums. There are also other museums that are worth visiting, such as the DeVos Art Museum that exhibits contemporary and modern art. The Oasis Gallery for Contemporary Art is also a wonderful place to see contemporary paintings and sculptures.