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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary encompasses 448-square-miles of Lake Huron, protecting one of America's best-preserved... more » Owner description: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary encompasses 448-square-miles of Lake Huron, protecting one of America's best-preserved and nationally-significant collections of shipwrecks. Lake Huron's unpredictable weather and rocky shoals helped Thunder Bay earn the unfortunate name of "Shipwreck Alley." During the Great Lakes' 200-year shipping history, scores of vessels ended their careers on the lake floor off Alpena, Michigan. Some of the wreck sites remain largely intact while other sites are only remnants. However, many wrecks remain undiscovered... These vessels, preserved in time within the fresh, cold waters of Lake Huron, still have stories to tell of Great Lakes maritime history and commerce, from the earliest explorations to westward expansion in the 1800s and modern day trade. Through exploration, education, and research, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve bring to the American public the lore of Great Lakes maritime heritage. « less
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Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center is a visitor center for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, featuring... more » Owner description: The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center is a visitor center for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, featuring exciting exhibits for all ages. The exhibit, "Exploring the Shipwreck Century", includes a full-size replica of a wooden Great Lakes schooner and a shipwreck where visitors can walk the decks, feel a Great Lakes storm, and touch the massive timbers of the boat resting on the lake bottom -without getting wet! « less
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Museums
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Ranked #4 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #5 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #7 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #8 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Northern Lights Arena (NLA) is the only facility in Northeast Michigan to provide two first- class, official NHL sized ice... more » Owner description: Northern Lights Arena (NLA) is the only facility in Northeast Michigan to provide two first- class, official NHL sized ice rinks within one building. Our state of the art primary rink provides seating for 1,200, an in-rink concession stand, six large, full service private locker rooms and an 1/8 mile rubberized running track. About Northern Lights Arena Community: Multi-Purpose Arena Coalition (MPAC), or better known as Northern Lights Arena Community (NLAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated and responsible for the operations of Northern Lights Arena. NLAC is made up of volunteer community members and is dedicated to maintaining the facility in a profitable manner and to maintain accessibility to citizens of the Alpena area. Outreach activities include a walking track, learn to skate programs, non-ice events and programs, as well and many other recreational activities. Of course, the core business utilizes the ice rink facilities for figure skating, hockey and speed skating. « less
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Ranked #11 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #14 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 21 attractions in Alpena
Category: Nature and Parks
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