Directions to NMU

MapFrom the Chicago area:

  • Take 94 North toward the Wisconsin border

  • Follow 94/41 through downtown Milwaukee

  • Follow signs for 43 to Green Bay

  • North of Green Bay take exit 192A (41/141 North to Marinette/Iron Mountain)

  • Stay to the right and follow 41 to Oconto/Marinette

  • Just past the downtown Marinette area, there will be signs directing you to turn left. If you miss this turn, you will soon find yourself at the lakeshore. In this case, backtrack to follow 41

  • Five minutes after your left turn, you will see a large Shell Gas station on the right

  • Just past this station is a right fork for M-35 to Escanaba

  • Take this turn to get onto M-35

  • Continue on M-35 to Escanaba where M-35 will join with US-41/US-2 and will take you through Escanaba, past the Mead Paper Plant to Gladstone

  • Approximately 10 miles after Gladstone, US-41 will turn north towards Marquette

  • Turn left and follow US-41 (approximately 50 miles)  to Marquette

From the Minneapolis area:

  • Follow 35W North to Duluth, MN (about 150 miles)

  • Take I-535 S to US-53S to Superior, WI

  • Follow US-2 to Wakefield, MI (about 100 miles)

  • Turn left onto M-28 in Wakefield

  • M-28 merges to US-41 leading to Marquette (about 135 miles)

From the lower peninsula of Michigan:

  • Take I-75 north to exit 344B to merge onto I-75-BL/US-2 W toward Escanaba/Manistique

  • Continue to follow US-2 to M-117/Country Ave. (about 65 mi.)

  • Turn right onto M-117 to M-28 (about 17 mi.)

  • Go left on M-28

  • Continue onto BUS US-41/Front Street in Marquette

Once in Marquette:

  • If you are entering Marquette from the WEST on US Hwy 41:

    • Follow the “Junction Business 41” and “Downtown – Left Lane” signs.

    • US Business 41 becomes Washington Street. Proceed east on Washington Street until you reach Fourth Street to get to the NMU Sports Complex or to Seventh Street to get to the Forest Roberts Theatre.

    • For Sports Events: Turn left (north) onto Fourth Street and proceed to NMU's campus.

    • Fourth Street becomes Presque Isle Avenue near the start of the NMU campus.

    • Follow Presque Isle to Fair Avenue where you will see the start of the NMU Sports Complex. You will pass the Berry Events Center first, then the PEIF/Vandament Arena, then the Superior Dome. There are public parking lots surrounding the NMU Sports Complex.

    • For Theater Events: Turn left (north) onto Seventh Street and proceed to NMU’s campus. Forest Roberts Theatre is on the corner of Seventh and Tracy Avenue. The parking lots that surround the theater are available on the nights and weekends of productions. There is visitor parking in Lot 62, on Seventh Street just before the 4-way stop, if you’re coming to the box office to buy or pick up tickets.

  • If you are entering Marquette from the EAST or SOUTH on US Hwy 41/Michigan Hwy 28:

    • Follow the “Downtown Marquette” signs.

    • For Sports Events: US Business 41 will become Front Street. Proceed on Front Street until you dead-end into Fair Avenue.

    • When you dead-end into Fair Avenue, you will be looking at the Berry Events Center, which is at the east end of the NMU Sports Complex.

    • Turn left onto Fair. You can enter the complex from Fair (turn right into the parking lots) or you can proceed another half-block to Presque Isle and then turn right.

    • You will pass the Berry Events Center first, then the PEIF/Vandament Arena, then the Superior Dome. There are public parking lots surrounding the NMU Sports Complex.

    • For Theater Events: US Business 41 will become Front Street.

    • Follow Front Street to the Washington Street light and turn left onto Washington Street.

    • Take Washington Street to Seventh Street and turn left.

    • Take Seventh Street to the NMU’s campus. Forest Roberts Theatre is on the corner of Seventh and Tracy Avenue. The parking lots that surround the theater are available on the nights and weekends of productions. There is visitor parking in Lot 62, on Seventh Street just before the 4-way stop, if you’re coming to the box office to buy or pick up tickets.

Refer to NMU’s online campus map, which includes parking information.