Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

4.9
#3 of 7 in Things to do in Alpena
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center is located in Alpena. Plan to visit Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Alpena attractions using our Alpena trip itinerary maker.
Create an itinerary including Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
81 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • August 10, 2017
    A great rainy day place to go and take kids and it's FREE! Plenty of things to see. Some hands on opportunities and some movies to watch.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We were pleasantly surprised with this museum. If you enjoy knowing the history of the Great Lakes, you won't want to miss this place. Take time to stop and read everything at each information station...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    If you are a history buff, then you will love this exhibit. Many ships have sunken in the Great Lakes region and to see and look at some of the artifacts was wonderful. They also have a glass bottom b...  more »
Google
  • July 6, 2017
    Great staff and wonderful exhibits... learning experience for young people and adults. We attended the fourth of July Thunder Bay Maritime Festival. Free games and face painting, rock wall, and kid slide , great for grandkids, with Maritime and Folk music for well known artists. Cardboard boat regata, and more... Be sure to attend..
  • June 7, 2017
    This is the best place to take people from outside of Alpena. This place is unique and interesting in a way that a lot of people love. It's free to enter. For people who don't grow up on the water this place is an eye opener. I brought a close friend from downstate here and he was amazed of all the things that are under the water. When we walked in he didn't know what a ROV was and by the end he wanted one. Its great fun.
  • April 27, 2017
    The artifacts recovered from the shipwrecks around thunder bay and the history behind some of the ships was amazing to learn about. Growing up in Alpena I knew there were many wrecks out there, but this place really opened up my eyes to see how many there really is. Unbelievable!
  • July 4, 2017
    I had a great time watching the documentaries.Comfortable atmosphere knowledgeable and friendly staff.
  • June 14, 2017
    This is a very neat place to visit. The indoor ship is really cool!!!

Plan your trip to Alpena

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Alpena

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Alpena by other users

1 day in Alpena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Alpena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Alpena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Mackinaw City & Alpena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Alpena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Alpena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Alpena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Alpena BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Mackinaw & Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans