Mining Workshops, Historic Tours, and More at the Adventure Mine this Season

miningFun! Excitement! Michigan History! All of these await you at the Adventure Mining Company. Adventure is not our middle name, it’s our first name. Located in the scenic and historic Copper Country of Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula, the Adventure Mining Company offers something for everyone.

Explore Michigan’s rich copper mining history during one of our underground tours. Our knowledgeable guides will set you up with a helmet and headlamp and lead you on an underground walking tour inside an actual copper mine that ceased operations over a hundred years ago. Five different fascinating and informative tours are offered, ranging from a basic forty-five-minute walking tour to tours that include using ropes to rappel deeper into the mine.

minerOur Captains Tour and the Mining Workshop offer more intense exploration into the underground mining experience. Guests on the five to six-hour Captains Tour descend deeper into the mine than any other tour, reaching the second level of the mine. Rope work, climbing, and crawling are all part of this extreme exploration of the Adventure Mine. You’ll even get a pasty lunch served by the light of a miner’s candlelight.

The six-hour Mining Workshop gives you a hands-on understanding of past and present mining methods, including drilling and blasting.

A favorite feature of our tours for many guests is our transportation. No matter which tour you take you will get a ride in one of our Austrian-made six or four-wheeled military vehicles. The vintage Pinzgauers used to carry soldiers from Switzerland’s armed forces. Now they provide our guests with an adventurous and safe ride up to the mine entrances.

outsideIf all that underground adventure isn’t enough, the Adventure Mining Company also offers trails for hiking and mountain biking. The seven miles of trails cover everything from moderate woods trails to more challenging climbs and descents. One loop will bring you to the top of the east bluff of Adventure Mountain with panoramic views of Upper Michigan’s impressive forests – over fifty miles on a clear day!

The Adventure Mining Company is in Greenland, Michigan twelve miles East of the town of Ontonagon. It’s near the intersection of the M-26 and M-38 highways, providing easy access from any direction.

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