Anatomy of a Getaway

  • Start: Marquette, MI
  • End: Ishpeming, MI
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:29
  • Total Mileage: 34 Miles
  • Number of stops: 13


Make Marquette, Michigan, the anchor of your Upper Peninsula driving tour, residing in the restored Landmark Inn. Many lighthouses dot the treacherous Upper Peninsula coastline. A beautiful lighthouse, former Coast Guard station, and the Marquette Maritime Museum overlook Lake Superior. Marquette's inviting shops and restaurants include Snowbound Books, Superior View Studio, Donckers Candies & Gifts, Babycakes Muffin Company, and Jean Kay's restaurant. Actor Jimmy Stewart's dramatic performance in the 1959 film Anatomy of a Murder was based on an actual UP crime tried in the Marquette County Courthouse. When in Big Bay, Michigan, swig suds at Lumberjack Tavern, the bar where the movie-inspiring murder occurred. For romantic accommodations, check into Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast. Southwest on US 41 leads to Negaunee, Michigan, where the Michigan Iron Industry Museum preserves the region's forging history. The U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame & Museum is in Ishpeming, Michigan.

Stop #1:

Marquette Maritime Museum
Marquette, MI

Stop #2:

Marquette County Courthouse
Marquette, MI

Stop #3:

Snowbound Books
Marquette, MI

Stop #4:

Superior View Studio
Marquette, MI

Stop #5:

Donckers Candies & Gifts
Marquette, MI

Stop #6:

Babycakes Muffin Company
Marquette, MI

Stop #7:

Landmark Inn
Marquette, MI

Stop #8:

Scandinavian Gifts
Marquette, MI

Stop #9:

Jean Kay's
Marquette, MI

Stop #10:

Lumberjack Tavern
Big Bay, MI

Stop #12:

Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Negaunee, MI

Stop #13:

US Ski Hall of Fame and Museum
Ishpeming, MI

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