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Besser Museum

491 Johnson St, Alpena, MI 49707-1496
+1 989-356-2202
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Excellent Time Spent

Excellent art works displayed. Very comfortable, inviting setting. Superb planetarium. Very... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Debra A
An outstanding museum that would be right at home in a larger city

Local museum gifted by the Besser family, featuring art and the history of Alpena. Fine gallery... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
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491 Johnson St, Alpena, MI 49707-1496
+1 989-356-2202
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Excellent art works displayed. Very comfortable, inviting setting. Superb planetarium. Very pleasant to spend time there with family. Educational and cultural as well.

Thank Debra A
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Local museum gifted by the Besser family, featuring art and the history of Alpena. Fine gallery space and quality older exhibits of Native American activity, geology, and early settlers. Includes a planetarium, a hall of many mounted rare and local animals and other interesting exhibits....More

Thank MI_Traveler9999
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Small museum with focus on local history and current local artist exhibits. You can dig for fossils in their Fossil Park and keep what you find!

Thank 5nn
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Besser museaum is a greta place to learn about the history of Alpena. I have been there for several local events and have always enjoyed it. They also have a fossil pit out back that kids will enjoy. If you're new to the area or...More

Thank Mischele K
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This museum is much more inclusive than others I've visited in much larger cities. In addition to historical exhi it's it encourages local artists, photographers and other local venues to participate. It's absolutely a must-see when you visit Alpena

Thank Rosalind P
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to just check it out and was pleasantly surprised. Interesting artifacts and friendly staff make this place you don't want to miss. We will visit again.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Besser Museum provides excellent displays of cultural and historical artifacts, deftly displayed to capture your attention. We spent almost two hours with five adults enjoying every aspect of the museum...often calling to each other to "come and look at this". In each room we...More

Thank Rockytoo2
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a wonderful small museum full of local history and artwork. The staff was extremely helpful and had many suggestions about the area and local attractions.

Thank wicked99witch
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Besser Museum was full of surprises. We were able to see a very extensive Dali print exhibit and walk along recreated streets of old Alpena. The lower level has an amazing collection of taxidermied animals that are native to Michigan. Our group enjoyed viewing...More

Thank travelboy45
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The museum entertained the family, including a 10 and 7 year old for over 2 hours. The children especially enjoyed looking for fossils outside.

Thank jazzeyjaney
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My father donated some brick forms called little brick machines. His name is RODNEY Latzig. My brother in law, Bill Mulligan sent them to you. My father is 83 and would like to see them at your museum. Are they on display? We could bring him from Illinois this summer. Thank you for your time. Wendie Temple
22 December 2015|
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Response from DanandSharon | Reviewed this property |
Best to call the museum and ask them. 989-356 2202