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Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum

E21739 Brazel St, Grand Marais, MI 49839-9804
+1 906-494-3000
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Gitche Gunee!

We enjoyed the museum very much. Such a history lesson! The agates are beautiful! Thanks to Karen... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Lake Ann, Michigan
Great place if you like agates!

We came here because we love agates. The museum for a dollar is worth it. Lots of cool agates to... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
via mobile
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E21739 Brazel St, Grand Marais, MI 49839-9804
+1 906-494-3000
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We enjoyed the museum very much. Such a history lesson! The agates are beautiful! Thanks to Karen for her expertise!!

Thank lindastravelservice
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We came here because we love agates. The museum for a dollar is worth it. Lots of cool agates to see. There is a small history section in the very back. Owner knows so much and she's very easy to talk to.

Thank travelhawk71
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Cute small rock/agate shop and museum. Only $1 to look at the small two room museum that shows history of people & culture of Grand Marais of the past. The rock shop has reasonable prices and the owner is full of interesting stories. Take a...More

Thank Jenn H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

You won't find a more knowledgeable person on the subject of agates, rocks, and Grand Marais history than Karen. Definitely stop in, browse, see the museum, and ask questions. You will not be disappointed! Karen is also an artists who takes beautiful agate slices and...More

Thank Im4ever39
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Only open in the afternoon, but definitely worth getting to. Browse, ask questions. While we were there, plenty of agate hunters came in. The store owner "wrote the book" on agate hunting....literally. We heard people come in and talk to her about how helpful her...More

Thank drydink
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a great little spot which highlights one of the many amazing aspects of Lake Superior, the rock hunting! Our kids loved searching for rocks on our trip and we spent hours scouring the beach for agates and other unique stones. This place has...More

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I think if I were to visit Grand Marais I'd start here. I never knew there were agates in Michigan, especially in the number that there were found near here. The photos and history is very interesting as well. Most fun - for 50 cents...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This a nice rock and agate shop run by the lady who has written several books on agates and how to hunt for agates around the lakes. The bonus is the history museum in the third room. Pay the lady, hey its only a buck...More

1  Thank Roderick A
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a fun quick stop if you are in the area. It is $1, if you like to see everything. Also many pretty rocks and stones for sale, small and large. Something fun for everybody in the family.

Thank Brunset
Reviewed 11 June 2016

From the outside, you would never know the wealth of history and knowledge you might gain by walking in the door. The Gitche Gumee museum is a nicely painted and unassuming kind of place. Once inside there are agates, rocks, and a wonderful history of...More

2  Thank f333511
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