Top 10 Things to do in Hancock, United States

February 9, 2018 Janette Largent

Hancock is a city in Houghton County, Michigan, United States and is located on Copper Island, which is part of the Keweenaw Peninsula, on the Keweenaw Waterway directly opposite Houghton, Michigan. The population was 4,634 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Hancock

1. Quincy Mine

49750 US Highway 41, Hancock, MI 49930-9775 +1 906-482-3101
Excellent
73%
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23%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 239 reviews

Quincy Mine

Reviewed By 652jeniferw - Mt. Pleasant, MI

This was one of our activities for Parents Weekend at Michigan Tech. What a great experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the place. I loved learning the history of the area and of mining. After being down in the mine, it is just unfathomable to me how advanced they were with the technology that was available at the time. Great learning experience.

2. Mineral Museum of Michigan

1404 E Sharon Ave, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931-1659 +1 906-487-2572
Excellent
89%
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11%
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5 based on 136 reviews

Mineral Museum of Michigan

Reviewed By Joe S - Spring Lake, Michigan

Spent two hours going through the museum. Most interesting to see all of the minerals...most we had never heard of before.

3. Verona Day Spa

67 5th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, MI 2196 118800067
Excellent
34%
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33%
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3 based on 3 reviews

Verona Day Spa

Reviewed By Adrian C - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

I recently had a 1 hour treatment at the Verona Day Spa.
What a treat! The staff where superb and treated me like royalty.
The treatment was well priced but so luxurious and wonderful that I felt like staying for the rest of the day.
It is not often that you find such a gem that is both affordable and feels decadent at the same time!

4. McLain State Park

18350 M-203, Hancock, MI 49930 +1 906-482-0278
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

McLain State Park

Reviewed By Karen P - Michigan

This part at the top of the UP in Michigan is beautiful! Quiet campsites with all a view of the Great Lake. I was late in making my reservation and still could see the Lake from my site. paved walkways make it great for walking and little ones riding their bikes. Some camp sites are closer together so opt for the more expensive and get a bigger slightly apart site. This is great for families and their pets! Pet friendly beach

5. Respawn Tactical Laser Tag

47420 State Highway M26, Houghton, MI 49931-2819 +1 906-369-4097
Excellent
98%
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5 based on 37 reviews

Respawn Tactical Laser Tag

Where video games become reality. Respawn Tactical Laser Tag takes laser tag to the next level. With 10 different multiplayer modes, it's team versus team in competitive, engaging game play that's sure to provide fun for the whole family.

Reviewed By Patrick R

My 9 year old said he wished he could do it 1000 more times. Owner and staff are great. They explained everything very well and made sure everyone was having fun.

6. The trail to Copper Harbor

Hancock, MI
Excellent
86%
Good
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5 based on 27 reviews

The trail to Copper Harbor

A challenging and scenic bike trail leading to Copper Harbor.

Reviewed By Debbie6242013 - Houston, TX

Loved the views of the lake, the coves and little parks, the pebbly beach in Eagle River, the waterfalls. Stop by the Jam Pot and get some monk-cooked breads and cupcakes. A very popular spot! Most importantly, take the Brockway Mountain Drive for a breathtaking view of the entire area - but not for those who suffer from a fear of heights! Copper Harbor was not very exciting -some gift shops selling lots of t-shirts and ice cream places.

7. Nara Nature Park

47375 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931-9016
Excellent
59%
Good
38%
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Nara Nature Park

Reviewed By Beth M - Oakland Township, MI

This is a very large system of trails running through and around Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Michigan. The trails are extremely well-maintained and beautiful. It's quiet and lovely. There's a stream/river running through the area, and you can walk right down to it and wade in areas where it's slower. Some of the vistas are simply breath-taking. There's also a sledding hill which would be great in the winter, as well as areas wide and clear enough to picnic on and play frisbee with your friends. We'll absolutely be using these trails again, perhaps from a different entrance (there are numerous entrances) and look forward to watching the seasons change. There's no charge to either park or hike, which is great for college students on a budget.

The only reason this system of trails did not get 5 stars was because the trail markers can be confusing. While they are delineated well on the maps, once you are out and about, it's not always clear which path to take. If you have time, this is a great way to see the area and get in an hour of hiking. If you're watching your time, the trails need better color-coding or number-coding.

8. Mine Shaft & Rock House

915 Razorback Dr, Houghton, MI 49931-2801 +1 906-482-1230
Excellent
27%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Mine Shaft & Rock House

Reviewed By sushi56 - Livonia, Michigan

The food here is typical bar and grill fare.The portions are really big. We had a great time at the bowling alley and the staff was fun and accommodating.

9. Quincy Smelter

Ripley, Hancock, MI 49930 +1 906-369-3797
Excellent
55%
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36%
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9%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Quincy Smelter

Reviewed By CaseyJones6325 - Michigan

There are tours available to see this historical smelter. We just went and saw the abandoned CNW steam locomotive. I'm sure it would be a pretty cool to tour.

10. Bookworm

815 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931-1839 +1 906-482-0872
Excellent
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5 based on 7 reviews

Bookworm

Reviewed By tfMN

A small town book store with WIFI, coffee, ice cream surrounded by a wonderful selection of used and new books. I found more then i could believe as I browsed. Eating ice cream. Relaxed atmosphere with a number of places to sit, read or chat. Thank you!

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