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Besser Museum, Alpena
(4.8/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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  • Stopped in to just check it out and was pleasantly surprised. Interesting artifacts and friendly staff make this place you don't want to miss. We will visit again. 
  • The Besser Museum provides excellent displays of cultural and historical artifacts, deftly displayed to capture your attention. We spent almost two hours with five adults enjoying every aspect of the ...  more »
  • This is a wonderful small museum full of local history and artwork. The staff was extremely helpful and had many suggestions about the area and local attractions. 
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  • I especially love the fact that so much of the museum is devoted to honoring our veterans. The other items in the museum mostly honor those who have been lost at sea and the ships of the Great Lakes. There is a glass bottom boat or you can go out and see one of the ship wrecks.
  • If you haven't been here then your life is probably really boring. I personally like the planetarium except for the fact that they keep doing the same space tour thing. I also really like that right now they are selling astronaut ice cream (dehydrated ice cream bars). If you haven't been to this place you should go, and even if you don't like any of the art there, they have many other activities for both parents and children. This place is a great way to get away from your troubles that you are having at the time. They also have lots of places that you can buy stuff. Go there. Have fun. Be happy.
  • Besser Museum is amazing, and always changing, so if you haven't been in awhile, check it out. Recently we took friends from out of town to visit the museum and they loved it!
  • This is a great place for anyone; any age! The kids love it and so do the parents :) I especially loved the Fossil Park, Avenue of Shops, Great Lakes Fish Exhibit, the Foucault Pendulum and all of the great rotating art galleries. Right now they are exhibiting Salvador Dali's work of Dante's Divine Comedy. They say this museum is "3 Museums in One" and I believe it...all of the exhibits ranged from art to history to science.
  • Great place to learn about the Alpena community.