March 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.
                    Rock Climbing Wall is open from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday for Partner Climb and 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Sunday for Open Climb. 
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.  

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.

Snowshowing or cross country skiing on the Noquemenon Trail Network

Location: Noquemenon Trail Network (NTN) Forestville Trail Head, Forestville Rd.
Time:       Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price:       Adult trail passes for $10 per day, juniors trail passes (9-17) for $5 per day. Check out for details. 

For a memorable adventure, try a snowshoe or a cross country ski outing on the Noquemanon Trail Network. Take Wright Street to Forestville Road and follow the signs to the trailhead. 

Ski Marquette Mountain

Location:   Marquette Mountain, 4501 M-533, Marquette
Time:        Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price:        Check out lift ticket & rental prices at:

Marquette Mountain boasts some of the best skiing in the Upper Peninsula.

Tube Slide at the Al Quaal Recreation Area

Location: 501 Poplar Street, Ishpeming
Time:      Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Price:      $8 per person per day includes tube rental

This wild and natural 300-acre Ishpeming city park is on the north edge of town, overlooking Teal Lake. Hot dogs and hot drinks are served weekends in the warming shelter. The 1,200-foot iced tube slide run is great fun. You can learn more on their website at Tuble Slide at the Al Quaal Recreation Area.  


Marquette Points of Interest

Location:  See website for directors to scenic points in and near Marquette
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.