Marquette County sits on the south shore of Lake Superior, the largest of the five Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. With over 1,083 square miles of land, Marquette County is larger than the state of Rhode Island. The county has a population of approximately 68,000 people and the largest city is Marquette with a population of 21,000. Attractions and Experiences Blues Fest, Marquette Seafood Fest, Marquette International Food Fest Superior Bike Fest, Marquette Noquemanon Ski Race, Marquette Ski Jumping at Suicide Bowl, Ishpeming Ore to Shore Bike Race, Marquette UP 200 Sled Dog Race, Marquette Hiawatha Music Festival, Marquette Museums/Cultural Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse, Marquette Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, Marquette DeVos Art Museum, Marquette Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Marquette History Museum, Marquette Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Negaunee U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, Ishpeming Cliffs Shaft Mineral Museum, Ishpeming Natural Attractions Sugar Loaf Mountain, Marquette Mount Marquette, Marquette Little Presque Isle State Recreation Area, Marquette Presque Isle Park, Marquette Outdoor Recreation 5 Golf Courses Marquette Mountain Ski Area for downhill skiing and snowboarding Hundreds of miles of cross country skiing, hiking and biking trails Kayaking and canoeing adventures Wilderness adventures featuring scenic overlooks and waterfalls Snowmobile and ATV rentals Inland Lake and Lake Superior Fishing Charters Man-Made Attractions United States Olympic Training Site, Marquette The Superior Dome on the campus of Northern Michigan University, Marquette Tilden Mine Tours (Seasonal) Anatomy of a Murder Tours Shopping Downtown Marquette boutiques, art galleries and shops Antique stores throughout the area Getz's Clothiers Casualties Skate, Surf & Snow Downwind Sports Michigan Fare Da’ Yooper’s Tourist Trap Yooper Shirts (Downtown Ishpeming) Attractions Within an Hour’s Drive Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises, Munising Glass Bottom Shipwreck Boat Tours, Munising