Greenland, Michigan: Adventure Mine

Tour a copper mine that closed in 1920. You have to wear a hard hat, and your only source of light is the one on your helmet.

Adventure Mining Co.

200 Adventure, Greenland, MI
Adventure Mining Co. Hwy 38 west one mile from where it splits from Hwy 26. Turn south onto Plank Rd at the Adventure Mine sign, then south again onto the dirt road that leads to the mine.
May-Oct. M-Sa 9-6, Su 11-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Varies by tour: $14-$120
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Wow, what a find! There are several mine tours in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but I am pretty sure that this is the only one with an option that requires a physical!

Before heading out to ride the Pinzgauer (a cool Austrian military truck) to the entrance, you are handed a hard hat with a light on it. This is because the mine has NO lights inside. The mine currently has four different tour options. The two shorter tours (we took the Prospector's tour) explore the first level underground.

Then there are two longer tours that require the participants to rappel down to a lower level. The Captain's tour lasts a full six hours underground, and before my next trip to the UP I plan to get a physical so I can go on the Captain's tour.

Oh yeah, the mine has lots of bats, too.

[Jim Jordan, 08/23/2015]

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