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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

For Kids

A ranger helps young visitors identify copper in rocks.
A ranger helps young visitors look at the different types of rocks found in the park.
NPS Photo, Dan Johnson.
 

The park offers a FREE Junior Ranger booklet for families to complete together. Upon completion children received an official Junior Ranger Badge. Stop by the Calumet Visitor Center, the Quincy Information Desk or Park Headquarters to pick one up. Be sure to call ahead for current operating hours.

Some of the Keweenaw Heritage Sites may also offer attractions and activities for kids during the summer. Check with the park for the most up-to-date details.

 
Keweenaw National Historical Park junior ranger badge

Junior Ranger Program
Keweenaw National Historical Park has a Junior Ranger book. You can download a copy here (caution, large file - 10MB) or request that a copy be mailed to you. Once you have finished the book, you can bring it with you when you visit the park or mail it in to receive your badge.

 

You may also want to check out the National Park Service WebRanger program for kids who are interested in learning more about national parks online.

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Did You Know?

This exposed vein of copper bearing rock leading into Lake Superior at Fort Wilkins State Park provided evidence of the area's copper wealth

Early native peoples began the first metal mining in North America over 7,000 years ago with copper mining on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Copper was fashioned into tools and items that were traded throughout North America.