Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Alpena

4.6
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
The Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary exists to support the mission of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary - to identify, protect, conserve, and enhance the natural and maritime heritage resources, values, and qualities of the National Marine Sanctuary System for this and future generations.
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  • We arrived @ the Marine Sanctuary about 30 min. prior 2 closing. The thoughtful young employee said, " Don't worry I can stay a little late since U have traveled so far. ( I really think it was due 2....  more »
  • We found this gem on a rainy day, and we have been back serveral timesthey have alot of differant things to view. something for eveyone  more »
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  • I loved going through this museum. I think this day I went they had cardboard box boat races. Very fun. Great place
  • Beautiful is an understatement!

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