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73 Forge Rd, Negaunee, MI 49866
Like history, industry, or mining? This is the place for you! Check out the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee, Michigan. It's not far from Marquette, so it's a great and FREE thing for you and the kids to do during a day trip out in the Upper Peninsula.
20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI
Like American history? Like inventions? Like looking at classic buildings and small town life?
This is the Five Minute Field Trip for you!
Greenfield Village is a collection of dozens of classic buildings, all arranged like a farm and small town. Munch on old-fashioned sweets and treats as horses stroll by, fancy old bikes roll by, and Model T cars rumble past you. Then, hitch a train ride around the whole village!
It has gift shops, snack stops, demonstrations, rides, and playgrounds! It's a hit for the whole family, plus it's pretty AND educational.
Check this one out in Dearborn, Michigan!
25 Christmas Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Love Christmas? This is definitely the place to go! It's the World's Largest Christmas Store! It's not far from I-75 in Frankenmuth, Michigan, and it's a great place to lose a few hours.
It's free to get in, and there are several acres of landscaped grounds and a store the size of several football fields. Inside, you'll find a dizzying display of Santas, moving displays, snowmen, lights, trees, and thousands of ornaments!
Don't forget that Frankenmuth has cheese shops, fudge shops, and great restaurants, too! Definitely make this a day trip!
2800 M-28, Marquette, MI 49855
Do you like nature and art? Lakenenland outside of Marquette, MI is definitely for you! Take a nice stroll down a wooded path and check out dozens of pieces of metal art! Many are junkyard salvage type art pieces. They're all pretty unique and interesting!
This site also has a bathroom, a picnic area, a small pond, a playground, and plenty of things to keep your field trip squad busy for an hour or more! Don't forget, this is a FREE location, too!
When you're done, cruise around Marquette or drive a few minutes to hit Lake Superior!
1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855
Are you into sports, architecture, or exercise? If you answered yes to any of these, and you're in the Marquette area in Northern Michigan, make sure to check out the Superior Dome!
Just a couple minutes from the downtown area, from Lake Superior, the ore docks, and several nice parks, this is a great stop!
The kids love running back and forth on the artificial turf. It's home to the NMU Wildcats, but it's open to the public during select hours during the year. Just check out their website...
Five Minute Field Trips
Learn about all sorts of cool places to visit alone or with your family. We look for inexpensive but fun places to visit. Being an educational spot is always a plus!