Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan

491 Johnson St.
Alpena, MI 49707- Map It
Phone: (989) 356-2202

AAA Editor Notes

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is at 491 Johnson St. The museum is a regional center for the art, history and science of northeastern Michigan. Displays include Michigan wildlife paintings, sculpture and Native American artifacts as well as lumbering, agricultural and industrial equipment. On the grounds is a re-created 1890s street with period shops. Changing exhibits; a planetarium; and five historic buildings, including a log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse, also are featured. At the Lafarge Fossil Park exhibit visitors can dig for and keep Devonian fossils.
Museum $5; $3 (ages 6-18 and 60+); free (persons with disability and active and retired military, Alpena Community College students with ID and to all Wed. 3-5). Planetarium $3; $2 (ages 6-18, ages 60+ and Alpena Community College students with ID); free (active and retired military with ID).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-4. Planetarium shows Sat. at 2. Closed major holidays. Allow 1 hour minimum.