Favorite thing: Conceived as a memorial to area soldiers who served during World War I, the Municipal-Memorial building reveals some of Ironwood's pride while it was enjoying its heydey of prosperity. Half a million dollars to construct the building was raised entirely through local donations, and architects from Minneapolis were called upon for the design. Terracotta and polished stone were used on the exterior, and inside the building is decorated with marble, plaster, and decorative murals. Inside there are not only municipal offices, but also a public pool as well as an auditorium and a gymnasium.
Favorite thing: On the one hand, Ironwood is blessed with a beautiful location surrounded by forests. On the other hand, Ironwood is disadvantaged by not being located on a Great Lake. In the absence of mining, tourism is the best prospect for depressed towns in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but tourists most want to be in communities that are located on clear and blue waters. Which Ironwood is not, although it is possible to see as far as Lake Superior from one of the area ski-hills - on a clear day.