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Alpena

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Military Museums · Observatories
Alpena is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Alpena County. It is considered to be part of northern Michigan. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is located in the city. The population was 10,483 at the 2010 census. The population swells with a large number of visitors in the summer.Despite its small population, it is by far the largest city in the sparsely populated Northeast Michigan (lower peninsula) area, serving as its commercial and cultural hub. It is considered to be one of the two anchor cities of Northern Michigan, along with Traverse City. MidMichigan Health is a federally designated rural regional medical referral center, and is the largest employer in the city.
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Wildlife Area
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Island Park & Wildlife Sanctuary
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Observatory
Besser Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Alpena

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Cross-country Ski Area
Boyne Mountain Boyne Falls
3.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing Grayling
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Hartwick Pines State Park Grayling
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Park
Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark Boyne Falls
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Alpena

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Winery / Vineyard
Thunder Bay Winery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Starlite Beach
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
State Park
Rockport State Park
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Water Body
Beaver Lake
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Alpena

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Park
Bayview Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Playground
Mich-e-ke-wis Park
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Thomson Park
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Wineries in Alpena

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Winery / Vineyard
Stoney Acres Winery
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Alpena

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Beach
Blair Street Park
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

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