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Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Alpena
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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!
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Very nice collection of shipwreck stories, remnants, pics and theater.
A schooner has been recreated indoors and a simulated storm reoccurs I think every hour.
Walking through the ship in the storm really gives the creepy feel the sailor's must have experienced through the years. They also have a nice little gift ship.

The museum has a science lab, access to the river, a walking trail and a ship that will take you out onto the Thunder Bay to view the underwater shipwrecks. The museum is free but the boat ride cost extra. Really a nice experience and a great addition to Alpena,

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