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...more
1286 M 32 W, Alpena, MI 49707
Good for: Business
1496 M 32 W, Alpena, MI 49707
Good for: Solo
We were driving the shoreline, when we decided that Alpena would be the best place to stop for the...more
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
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
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
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...more
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...more
12 Reviews and Opinions
"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...more
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...more