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Marquette Maritime Museum is great venue

The central Upper Peninsula is jam-packed with local treasures that tourists love and residents appreciate, many hiding in plain sight.

One such venue is the Marquette Maritime Museum, located at 300 North Lakeshore Boulevard, in the city of Marquette.

The facility opens for the season starting today. Hours are 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Mondays.

Lighthouse Tours are 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and do not run in inclement weather.

Facility managers are planning on staging several events this season. They include:

≤ May 25, Sunrise Lighthouse Tour, 5:30 am, $10, call 906-226-2006 to reserve your tickets.

≤ June 21, Free Plein Air Painting Workshop for Children with Liberty Children’s Art Project, 1-3 p.m., call 906-226-2006 to register.

≤ July 5, Free Children’s Art/History Workshop with Liberty Children’s Art Project, 1-3 p.m., call 906-226-2006 to register.

≤ July 18, Lake Superior Day, join us in the Maritime Museum parking lot from 1-4 p.m.

≤ July 26, Free Children’s Art/History Workshop with Liberty Children’s Art Project, 3 p.m., call 906-226-2006 to register.

≤ July 27, Sunrise Lighthouse Tour, 5:30 am, $10, call 906-226-2006 to reserve your tickets.

The museum is the perfect blend of education and entertainment, whether it’s indepth information about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald or a display of lighthouse lenses.

If it has been several years since you visited, we highly recommend you set aside a couple of hours this spring or summer and stop by.

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