Iron County, Michigan Attractions
| ||Iron County Courthouse |
The Iron County Courthouse was built in 1890 and is located in Crystal Falls, Michigan (shown on left) at the head of Superior Avenue (top of hill). Driving into Crystal Falls, it would be very difficult to miss this massive structure. With architecture that echoes that of a castle, it makes the Iron County Courthouse very unique and beautiful. It overlooks the valley that leads to the downtown of Crystal Falls, Michigan. On a clear day you can see up to 20 miles away. The building is listed with the National Register of Historic Places.
We encourage you to visit their website for Iron County Courthouse History and the efforts that are in place to raise funds for the renovations needed for the courthouse.
|Paint River Boardwalk |
The Paint River rises in the west part of Iron County and flows easterly and southeasterly into the Brule River, finally joining the Michigamme River to form the Menominee River. Its bottom is gravel, sand and rock. Some of the feeder streams have trout and there are some trout in the Upper Paint, but the stream is generally known for Smallmouth Bass. The Paint River Boardwalk is located on the east side of the Paint River. Informative Kiosks line the boardwalk making this not only a scenic experience but an educational one as well.
|Iron County Historical Museum |
Upper Michigan's largest outdoor museum featuring twenty-six buildings including: Cultural Center, Research Center, The Lee LeBlanc Wildlife Art Gallery, & Giovanelli Italianati Art Gallery.
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|Harbour House Museum of Crystal Falls, Michigan |
The Harbour House Museum is a "hands-on" museum where many activities take place during the summer season. The Harbour House Museum is open from the first Tuesday in June through the last Saturday in August.
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| ||Split Rock |
Split Rock is located near Crystal Falls. A seedling pine grew slowly in the crevice of a rock in which it eventually split. The tree is now dead, but a new seedling is now alive in a different area of the rock.
| ||First Roadside Park |
In 1919 the Iron County established the nations first roadside park. It was the first of its kind in America. Since then similar parks have been enjoyed by motorists in most states.
Iron County Waterfalls
Natural attractions can also be enjoyed in Iron County. There are many gorgeous waterfalls such as Bond Falls, Agate Falls, Horserace Rapids, and Canyon Falls which can provide excellent hiking.
Horserace Rapids (photo on right) is south of Crystal Falls, east on U.S. - 2, and is one of the premier destinations for hikers. Follow the road toward the Iron County Airport and south to the rapids. It is a short walk from the parking lot along a well-marked trail to these beautiful rapids.