Negaunee is located in Michigan’s Marquette County. The city has a population of 4,568 and was founded in 1846. Here you’ll find a population teeming with Scandinavians who brought their love of skiing with them and Italian people and their culinary delights. They migrated to this area to work in the iron ore mines in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s. Visit the Republic Open Pit Mine, the only open pit iron mine in Michigan open to public viewing. This inactive open pit iron mine provides a unique opportunity for public viewing. Negaunee is laden with a network of bike trails maintained by the Range Area Mountain Bike Association.