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December 2016 - Visit Alpena Archive

Ring in the New Year at These Alpena Hot Spots

Preparations for celebrating the New Year are underway! Numerous Alpena restaurants and bars are bringing out their holiday best to show this town a great time, while ringing in a new year and new beginnings. Where will you be toasting? … Read the rest


Supercharge Your Holiday with these Spectacular Christmas Light Displays in Alpena

Do you remember Christmas light cruising around with your parents as a kid? Slowly driving through the subdivisions, checking out the beautiful light displays adorning the houses and fixtures, all while comparing your favorites with your siblings? 

 

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Truckey Rd. display, save this one for last!

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Alpena’s Off-Beat Shopping Guide

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Bob’s Bullpen offers the largest collection of comic books and memorabilia in Northeast Michigan!

Looking for that special, unusual Christmas gift or stocking stuffer? Don’t get lost in online conglomerates and big box stores! Here’s a list of Alpena’s hidden treasures … Read the rest


Besser Museum Brings Alpena “Season of Light”

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This unique tree full of skates and hockey pucks is brought to you by Northern Lights Arena.

Once again, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan has brought us the beauty of world traditions relating to Christmas. Each year during their “Season … Read the rest


Do you know the history of Alpena’s Second Avenue Bridge?

In 1862, before Alpena’s first bridge was built across the Thunder Bay River, a ferry boat was the only means of travel between the north and south sections of this rapidly growing Northeast Michigan town.

Alpena's first 2nd Avenue bridge in 1865

Construction of Alpena’s first 2nd

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