O for a muse of fire!

People who have never visited the U.P. tend to imagine it as an untamed wilderness—which it is. But it’s a lot of other things as well. Towns and cities shaped by a history of mining, logging, and shipping, now bustle with music, art, and a culture that is entirely unique.

Our hometown of Marquette exemplifies this trend. A vibrant little city with beautiful sandstone architecture, bordered by pine forests and sandy beaches. Be sure to check out the many fine shops, galleries, museums, restaurants and breweries.

Accommodations include world-class hotels, cozy B&Bs, and rustic campgrounds.

Because of our central location, extraordinary destinations such as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls, Lake of the Clouds, and the Keweenaw Peninsula are all easy day trips.

Whatever your taste, the U.P. has plenty to offer. Just don’t forget to see some theatre while you’re here.