Local culture can be found in the town of Big Bay, population 320. Local amenities include: grocery and convenience store, laundry, gift shops, restaurant, a restored train depot and the celebrated Thunder Bay Inn, once owned by auto magnate Henry Ford. Nearby is the infamous Lumberjack Tavern, site of the crime re-enacted for millions in the film "Anatomy of a Murder." The town is best remembered as the film location for this Otto Preminger Classic.
Boat, snowmobile rentals, a marina, and tour guides for wilderness waterfall and sunset kayack toursand dog sledding, are all available locally. Downhill skiing, rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, and hiking are just a few activities offered to the novice and expert alike. In addition, Marquette has a wide variety of summer ethnic, art and music festivals, historic walking tours, a maritime museum, numerous antique shops and several winter sports competitions.