Grand Marais, Michigan: Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum

On the shores of Gitche Gumee, also known as Lake Superior, stands this little museum/gift shop, home of rocks found by the water. The owner, "Agate Lady" Karen Brzys, will tell you if your Lake Superior shore rock is an agate.

Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum

E21739 Braziel St., Grand Marais, MI
On the south side of Braziel St., a block and a half west of Hwy 77/Lake Ave.
Adults $1
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Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum

Great little stop for rock hounds! $1 for adults to enter the museum portion, free for kids. Next door the yoga shop had an adorable VW bus outside that sells coffee with a gift shop in the back end!

[Gretchen, 08/08/2019]
Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum

It's a little museum in an old house in a residential neighborhood. You can bring in interesting stones you've found on the Lake Superior shore, and the owner will tell you if any of them are agates, eagerly sought by rock hounds. The museum has agates from around the world. There are also exhibits devoted to the general history of the area. A gift shop has been recently added.

[Jay, 07/24/2007]

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