Caledonia Mine stands as a historical gem, allowing visitors to delve into the region’s copper mining past through immersive tours, showcasing the ingenuity and challenges faced by miners in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Mine Your Own Ore!

Dating back to the mid-19th century, this copper mine played a pivotal role in the area’s economic development. Today, visitors can embark on guided tours that take them deep into the underground workings, providing a fascinating glimpse into the challenges faced by miners in the pursuit of copper ore. You can collect native copper in your own private ore pile when you make a reservation! You get a three cubic yard ore pile of mine-run rock to dig through.  Equipment is provided but guests are responsible for protective eyewear and proper shoes.