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Besser Museum, Alpena

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  • This museum was better than the reviews I'd read about it before going. It tells about its namesake, Jesse Besser who invented machines for making cast cement blocks. You can see a 1911 Alpena Flyer v...  more »
  • Went here on a rainy day. The museum is split into several sections that are arranged nicely. The outdoor exhibits were fun as well.  more »
  • The museum was okay. Not a lot of artifacts and collection to keep my attention but for local tourists might fit the bill. Clean. And no traffic or admission charge.  more »
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  • This is a wonderful small museum. It takes you back in time to the history of Alpena. A must do before you start to explore the region. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Provided me with a lot of useful information, must places to visit during my stay.
  • Great museum for such a small town. The exhibits are really nice and well thought out.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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