The Hurley area in Iron County is rooted in resources. Iron was the prime resource that once made this a booming community. The only remaining head frame from the old mining days in Wisconsin stands just west of Hurley at the Plummer Mine Interpretive Park. The 80 foot head frame is the last of these steel structures that once dominated the skyline of the Penokee Iron Range, later known as the Gogebic Range. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The park is in a woodsy setting, accessible by car, hiking, ATV, and mountain biking in the warm months and by snowmobile in the winter.
On your way to the Plummer Mine Interpretive Park, you can also see the Cary Mine Building. The art deco architecture of the building once housed a working iron mine. From 1886 to 1964, the Cary produced high grade iron ore and is located one mile west of Hurley just off Highway 77 on Ringle Drive.