October Wildcat Weekend Activities

Wildcat Weekend Activities


NMU’s Physical Education and Instruction Facility and Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

Location:    Physical Education and Instruction Facility, located between the Superior Dome
                    and the Berry Events Center  
Time:           Friday and Saturday all day and Sunday 11:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
Price:          Free

More commonly called the “PEIF” (rhymes with “beef”), this facility offers an indoor climbing wall, weight room, cardiovascular area, basketball courts, racquetball courts, swimming pool, and dance studios.   You can use the facility for free anytime on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.   Just check in at the information desk and let the worker know you’re visiting for Wildcat Weekend.  


Men's and Women's Division II Swimming and Diving Meet

Location:    PEIF Pool
Time:           Friday, 4:00 p.m.
Price:          Free

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they dive into competition against St. Cloud State, Minnesota State - Moorehead adn Northern State University. 


DeVos Art Museum

Location:    DeVos Art Museum, located in NMU's Art and Design Building
Time:           Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price:          Free

The current exhibit includes works by Vida Sacic and David Wolske entitled Correlation Matrix. It explores the visual aspects of letterpress printing. 


Marquette Maritime Museum

Location:    300 North Lakeshore Blvd.
Time:           Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price:          $6.00 Adults (museum or lighthouse) $10.00 Adults (museum and lighthouse).

The Marquette Maritime Museum features a look through the maritime history of Marquette, Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. Plus you can take a walk through Marquette's iconic lighthouse. More information can be found at mqtmaritimemuseum.com

Marquette Regional History Museum

Location:  145 West Spring Street, Marquette
Time:         Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price:        $7 adults; $3 students

The Marquette History Museum is the oldest Historical Society in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The museum features a collection that includes artifacts from the prehistoric copper culture through current times. Each year, visitors from all over the world come to use the Research Library and view the museum's exhibitions gallery.


Marquette Points of Interest

Location:  See website for directors to scenic points in and near Marquette
Time:         Friday, Saturday afternoon and Sunday
Price:        Most are free but some do have a minimal cost. Check the website for details. 

Find directions to nearby waterfalls, hiking trails, museums and more on the Marquette Chamber of Commerce website.