The City of Houghton, MI
The city of Houghton is located in the state of Michigan in Houghton County and has a population of 6,989 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Houghton is Hancock, approximately 6 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Houghton, including Cousins Subs, Gino's Restaurant, Gemignani's, Copper Country Cubes and Fallon's Subs-Hancock. For a larger selection of Houghton restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Houghton Museums, Ski Resorts, Golf Courses and/or Beaches, including the Keweenaw National Historical Park, Quincy Mine, Michigan Tech. University G. C., McLain State Park and Mont Ripley Ski Resort. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Houghton please click on the Attractions tab above. The following airport is located in or near Houghton:
- Hancock Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX)
Houghton, Michigan Climate and WeatherIn the month of July, Houghton experiences an average high temperature of 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in July are usually about 55 degrees with an average rainfall of 2.97 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Houghton with daytime temperatures averaging 71 degrees in the summer, and 24 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Houghton to receive an average of 3.32 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 2.99 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 102 degrees in the summer and as low as -26 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Houghton should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 50 degrees, and nighttime lows of 34.
Houghton, Michigan Attractions
1A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum - Houghton,
The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, currently that can be found on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, is the official mineral museum of the state of Michigan.
2Calumet Fire Station - Calumet,
The Calumet Fire Station is a firehouse located on 6th Street in Calumet, Michigan. It is also known as the Red Jacket Fire Station. The building was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1971 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and is part of the Calumet Historic District and the Keweenaw National Historical Park. The building now houses the Upper Peninsula Fire Fighters Memorial Museum.
3Eagle Harbor Light - , Eagle Harbor Township,
Eagle Harbor Light is a lighthouse near Eagle Harbor Township, Michigan on the Keewenaw Peninsula jutting from the Michigan's Upper Peninsula up into Lake Superior. This area of Michigan is often referred to as Copper Country, and sometimes as Copper Island. That industry helped create interest in the harbor.
4Herman and Anna Hanka Farm - Pelkie,
The Hanka Homestead is a group of 8 buildings on a 40-acre homestead. It is also known as the Herman and Anna Hanka Farm or just the Hanka Farm. It is located 3 miles west of U.S. Highway 41, off Tower Road, near Pelkie, Michigan in the US. The homestead was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
5Keweenaw National Historical Park - Calumet,
Keweenaw National Historical Park is a unit of the U.S. National Park Service. Established in 1992, the park celebrates the life and history of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of 2009, it is a partly privatized park made up of two primary units, the Calumet Unit and the Quincy Unit, and 19 cooperating "Heritage Sites" located on federal, state, and privately owned land in and around the Keweenaw Peninsula.
6Laurium Manor Inn - , Laurium,
The Thomas H. Hoatson House, now known as the Laurium Manor Inn, is a house located at 320 Tamarack Street in Laurium, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. At 13,000 square feet, it is the largest mansion in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
7McLain State Park - , McLain State Park,
McLain State Park is a 443-acre state park in Houghton County, Michigan on the Keweenaw Peninsula, in Copper Country. It is located on M-203 halfway between Hancock and Calumet, .
8Michigan Tech. University G. C. - Houghton,
The Michigan Tech. University G. C. is an 18 hole public golf course in Houghton County Michigan. Built in 1920, this Houghton course is open apr 1 to oct 31. Tee times are accepted up to 2 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 906-487-2641. The golf course dress code is as follows: No dress code.
Address: 1400 Townsend, Houghton, MI 49931
9Mont Ripley Ski Resort - Houghton,
Mont Ripley is a popular ski hill in located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is owned by Michigan Technological University. It was founded in the early 1900s and has since grown to one of the premier ski hills in the American Midwest. With the addition of snow making in 2000, the season has been extended from late November to late March or early April.
10Quincy Mine - Hancock,
The Quincy Mine is an extensive set of copper mines located near Hancock, Michigan. The mine was owned by the Quincy Mining Company and operated between 1846 and 1945, although some activities continued through the 1970s. The Quincy Mine was known as "Old Reliable," as the Quincy Mine Company paid a dividend to investors every year from 1868 through 1920. The Quincy Mining Company Historic District is a U.S.
Houghton, Michigan Hotels
Houghton, Michigan Restaurants
This is a list of Houghton Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Pizza Restaurants, Sandwich Shops and Fast Foods & Carry Out. Happy Dining!
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