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Ironwood

4.6
Ski Areas · Wildlife Areas · National Parks

Popular things to do in Ironwood

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Ski Area
Copper Peak
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Wildlife Area
Black River Harbor Recreation Area
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Ottawa National Forest
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Cross-country Ski Area
ABR Trails
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18mi south of Lake Superior. The population was 5,387 at the 2010 census. The city is on US 2 and is situated opposite the Montreal River from Hurley, Wisconsin. It is the westernmost city in Michigan, situated on the same line of longitude (90.2 degrees West) as Clinton, Iowa and St. Louis, Missouri.While originally an iron mining town, the area is now known for its downhill skiing resorts, including Big Powderhorn, Blackjack, Indianhead, Mount Zion and Whitecap as well as its cross country skiing at the Wolverine Nordic Trail System and the ABR Nordic Center.Ironwood is home of the "World's Tallest Indian" : a 52ft fiberglass statue of tribal leader Hiawatha.The city is at the south end of Ironwood Township, but is administratively autonomous.HistoryThe town of Ironwood was settled in the spring of 1885. The town was incorporated as a village in 1887 and as a city on April 8, 1889. The township area north of the city was incorporated as Ironwood Township on April 8, 1889. In 1890 the population of Ironwood passed 7500 and in 1900 it reached 10000. Use our United States holiday planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Ironwood.

Side trips from Ironwood

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Waterfall
Bond Falls Ontonagon
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Copper Falls State Park Mellen
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Forest
Porcupine Mountains State Park Ontonagon
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Water Body
Presque Isle River Ontonagon
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Ironwood

Biking Trail
Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ski Area
Mt. Zion Ski Hill & Overlook
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Park
Little Girls Point
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Park
Miners Memorial Heritage Park
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Ironwood

History Museum
Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Military Museum
Ironwood Memorial Building
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes

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