Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Alpena

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The Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary exists to support the mission of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary - to identify, protect, conserve, and enhance the natural and maritime heritage resources, values, and qualities of the National Marine Sanctuary System for this and future generations.
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  • Love love love this place. We visit once or twice a year when we are in Alpena for vacation. What makes it great is that they do not charge a fee to enter. We always find something to buy in the gift ...  more »
  • Visit when in the area or in close proximity!!! Wonderful museum and great staff, very knowledgeable!  more »
  • We enjoyed everything here: we were shocked at how much there was to see at the museum. Definitely fun to walk on the large indoor boat and climb above the exhibits with my son. The boat tour was awes...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to learn about Thunder Bay and Lake Huron history.
  • If you are in area it's a must see. Also it is free and educational
  • Such a wonderful place to visit in Alpena. Great museum. Also, a great place for small parties.
  • It's a great place to take your kids to see all the boats & ship wrecks that thay can see & play on
  • Awesome time to spend looking at some of the Lake's history also it's free...

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