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Besser Museum

491 Johnson St, Alpena, MI 49707-1496
+1 989-356-2202
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Wonderful experience. Well worth the stop.

This museum was better than the reviews I'd read about it before going. It tells about its... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Happily surprised

Went here on a rainy day. The museum is split into several sections that are arranged nicely. The... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Macomb, Michigan
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491 Johnson St, Alpena, MI 49707-1496
+1 989-356-2202
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

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 vehicle by the Alpena Motor Car Company, an 1890’s Avenue...More

Thank sherondennis
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went here on a rainy day. The museum is split into several sections that are arranged nicely. The outdoor exhibits were fun as well.

Thank OriginalFrau
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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.

Thank jocelynd102
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The upstairs exhibits focus upon the concrete industry, founding of the area and is quite interesting. Downstairs there is a great local wildlife exhibit. In the back yard are a refurbished old boat and a fossil pit in which you can dig. Fossils abound! It's...More

2  Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Lots of interesting things in a museum sponsored by a local company which is nice to see. The old time exhibits are interesting as are the local animals and fish. They have an outside area where you can search for fossils. Good fun for all...More

Thank Mikey88
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful display of local history and art. The old time buildings outside are fun to visit duringthe fall and when they have old time classes in the schoolhouse or activities in the courtyard. Iniside downstairs are good replicas of old businesses . The neatest...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The Besser Museum is a great place to learn about local history! I have been here many, many times. I love this place!

Thank r-alpena
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This was a special place as my husband's Aunt contributed a lot of artwork and taxidermy here. Sadly we celebrated her amazing life on the day we were there.

Thank Ann43609
Reviewed 23 July 2017

It's a small museum but they have some great exhibits. The planetarium is extremely interesting, and the presenter is very knowledgeable.

Thank Jordan M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was a nice escape from the heat with many different types of exhibits. Nice quality for a town this size. The outdoor fossil dig was a bit of a disappointment. Not many loose rocks as I think they needed a new load to be...More

Thank Gail F
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Response from DanandSharon | Reviewed this property |
Best to call the museum and ask them. 989-356 2202