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Alpena Things to Do

  • 4th of July

    There is always many things to do around the 4th of July, there is the sandcastle contest, fireworks, parade, downtown entertainment, rubber duckie race

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  • Riverfest

    Downtown Riverfest is held each year; during Riverfest you will see live lumberjack demonstrations as well as live entertainment, Fun family event celebrates Alpena's lumbering history and the importance of the Thunder Bay River. Professional lumberjack shows, entertainment, music, food, storytelling, chainsaw carving, fun and games. Located on the...

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  • Art on the Bay

    Every summer at the boat harbor there is Art on the Bay were local artists show off their works all available for purchase.

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Alpena Restaurants

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    by mariemorgan Written Jun 1, 2005

    This is a very unique restaurant, they have an upstairs and downstairs and you can choose where you want to be seated. It is all decorated like an old time saloon, the soup in a bread bowl is my favorite item there. They have great food, it is a little pricey but very good.

    Favorite Dish: Soup in a Bread Bowl

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Alpena Nightlife

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    by stretke Written Nov 10, 2006

    A selection of good local beers and soda brewed in the same building, including pale ale, stout, pils, wheat, lagers, root beer and cream soda.
    No food available in house but you can order food (pizza, etc) to be delivered.
    One large screen TV.

    Dress Code: None

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Alpena Shopping

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    by mariemorgan Written Jun 1, 2005

    The Alpena Mall is a small mall, it consists of JCPenny's, Fashion Bug, Maurices, Claires, Radio Shack, JCPenny Home Store, Glick's, Hallmark, Regis Hair Salon, Walden Books, Lee's Fashions, Payless Shoes, FYE, GNC, Gordon Foods, Pearle Vision, and a few other small stores

    What to pay: Prices are the same as any other mall

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Alpena Off The Beaten Path

  • Old Presque Isle Light

    The reefs and rocky shores of Lake Huron have been a threat to shipping since the Griffin set sail in the 1690's (Sieur La Salle). Early on, a light was built on this coast to warn ships away. This light is easily reache by car, but you will be taken back into the 1800's as you leave the paved road and begin following a dirt track between the...

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  • Presque Isle Light

    Presque Isle or 'False Island' is a chunk of the Michigan shore that stands out into Lake Huron. To it's southeast is a huge marine sanctuary because of all the wrecks in the area. Presque Isle is formed by a series of 'shales' streaching out into the lake.This lighthouse, built in 1870 by Orlando M. Poe, is one of three Great Lakes towers built...

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Alpena Favorites

  • The Federal Building

    Another historic structure in Alpena's Government Square is the Depression-era Federal Building. It now houses regional offices for the Coast Guard, as well as facilities for the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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  • Alpena City Hall

    "Located on the Government Square, City Hall remains one of Alpena's most prominent structures. In 1904, when the city council chose to construct the building of Bedford (Indiana) limestone or concrete from Alpena's blossoming cement industry, many people objected. Bay City architects Clark and Munger designed City Hall in the Georgian Revival...

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  • Fine Old Victorians

    Relatively speaking, Alpena was more prosperous in 1920 than it is today. The industrial and logging wealth of northern Michigan allowed for the construction of numerous middle and upper-middle class homes in the community. Fortunatly, a number have been well-maintained, and occasionally the community offers home and garden tours of several of...

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