Alpena Day Trip



The village of Lincoln began with its settlement in 1885. Lincoln Lake was then used to transport lumber to a nearby train depot for the Detroit and Mackinac Railroad. In 1908 meetings were held to create a community with dock structures, a park, camping, picnics and installing sidewalks and creating a business district. Throughout the years Lincoln has continued to grow into a tight knit community with a thriving local industry, restaurants, banks, schools and year round recreation including cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing. 

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Shipwreck Tours

The crystal clear waters and the glass bottom of this cruise definitely make this tour a one of a kind. This two hour cruise takes you around to experience both above and below the water. During this trip you will learn more about the many tales and history of the famous preserved shipwrecks in Thunder Bay.

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Rockport Recreation Area

This recreation area includes a series of sinkholes, a water protected harbor, an old limestone quarry, and many other recreation activities. This recreation area is also protected from artificial light pollution and at night has amazing views of the stars and Milky Way, officially naming it a Dark Sky preserve in 2016. 

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491 Johnson Street, Alpena, MI 49707

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Visit the Besser Museum which features Art, History and Science. Check out the Dome Planetarium Theater, the three art galleries, history exhibits, live geology, paleontology, zoology, botany, anthropology and physical science technology. The Besser Museum is open everyday besides Tuesdays.

2516 Bloom Road, Alpena, MI 49707

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Be sure to visit the Arzo Sports & Fun Park, open from May-September. This park features Sky High Bungee, Bumper Cars, Go Karts, Batting Cages, Mini golf, Driving Range, Ferris Wheel, Roller coaster, Carousel, Orbitron, Simulator spaceship, Lasertron, Arcades and a Gravitron! This park features the longest go kart track in Michigan!


125 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707

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Also known as the bullpen, this is one of northern Michigan's biggest collection of new and vintage comics, posters, cards, toys, clothes, movies and games. It is also a studio for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformer artist Bob LeFevre. Make sure you arrive hungry because the bullpen also features a café. Once you have purchased food you are then able to step back in time and visit the 80s themed arcade and play for free!

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