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Airport Codes:
IATA: CMX
ICAO: KCMX
 
Distances from CMX to:
Houghton 5 miles
Marquette 73 miles
Ironwood 89 miles
Thunder Bay 92 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
5 miles: Houghton County Memorial Airport  (CMX)
77 miles: Sawyer International Airport  (MQT)
84 miles: Gogebic-Iron County Airport  (IWD)
93 miles: Thunder Bay International Airport  (YQT)

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Houghton Airport Guide

There are many interesting things to do in Houghton. It’s a national centre for cross country skiing and attracts thousands in the winter months who also come for the fun and friendly Winter Festival where anything and everything is constructed of snow and ice. Don’t forget Houghton’s history with a visit to the Portage Lake Ship Canal which divides Houghton from its very close neighbour, Hancock, and take a trip to Quincy Mine to see how the copper was extracted hundreds of years ago. You can follow that trip with a visit to the Seaman Mineral Museum, one of the finest in the US.


Houghton Airport Directions

Route 41, to the north of the airport, takes drivers of hire cars the few miles into the city in a matter of minutes.


Houghton Airport Parking

Houghton is a tiny airport and the few hundred spaces are more than sufficient to cope with demand. Parking is only a short hop from the terminal and less mobile drivers are well catered for.


Houghton Airport Flight Information

There’s only a single route into Houghton and it’s from Chicago. This does mean that anyone can fly into Chicago from outside the US and make a connection there.


Hotels Near Houghton Airport

There are few hotels in Houghton and correspondingly, they’re not cheap. The best one in Houghton itself is the Holiday Inn Express which will set you back $55 a night whilst outside the town you’ll find the Magnuson Copper Crown a little cheaper at $40 a night.


Houghton Time Zone

Houghton is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-5)

Houghton Info

Houghton has a very interesting background. The Native Americans mined copper there long before the Europeans arrived but it was the profusion of copper lodes that drew the settlers from Cornwall and Finland. The city never really grew beyond the size it achieved after the coming of the railroad and as copper stocks dwindled, it turned to tourism to attract outdoor lovers to enjoy the area.

Houghton Trivia:
  • Houghton has been acknowledged as one of the best small towns in America
  • Although having a population of just over 7,000, it’s classed as a city
  • The city was named after a famous geologist, Douglas Houghton
  • Houghton is a mecca for sports enthusiasts with warm summers and snowy, icy winters
  • The saying ‘Go west young man’ referred to Michigan’s copper boom, not the gold or land rush
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