Does everyone want to take their children to nearly every place they went as a child? I feel like I am in retro retread week. I promise I wouldn’t take them to Sea World in Ohio if that were even open anymore.
If you drive up to the UP in Michigan, just across the border at Iron Mountain and head 9 miles east, toward Vulcan, you will come to the Iron Mountain Iron Mine. You buy your tickets (this $1 off coupon will help), don a slick yellow jacket and a hard hat, and ride on the tram deep into the earth. And see iron mining. It is a sort of dirty, cold, fascinating tour.
Iron Mountain Iron Mine
200 miles, 4 hours
And how about to make it more appealing, how about a hotel, with indoor pool and free breakfast. We’d take 2 cars and the grandparents and the great-grandparents. It is Great-Grandma’s birthday, so we would have to add in a nice dinner.
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Iron Mountain, MI
2005 S. Stephenson Ave Iron Mountain, MI 49801
free internet, indoor pool, free breakfast
Check In: Sat Jun 19, 2010 Rooms: 2
Check Out: Sun Jun 20, 2010
Room 1: 2 queens, 5 (2 Adults, 3 Children) $118.81
Room 2: 2 queens, 4 adults $131.89
200 miles at $0.55 = $110, x 2 cars = $220
Grand total: $470.70