Introduction to Alpena, Michigan
The area that is now known as Alpena was originally inhabited by Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. They lived here until the white settlers arrived in the early 1830s. Alpena was a lumbering center with vast timber stands and many rivers. The area was incorporated as a city in 1871.
Alpena and nearby Attractions
- Alpena Chamber of Commerce
- Jesse Besser Museum
- Long Lake Park
- McRae Park
- Duck Park
- Bay View Park
Things To Do In Alpena
The Alpena civic theatre is a popular tourist destination which offers live theatre performances. The Alpena County George N. Fletcher public library is a great place for book lovers. The city also has many parks where you can spend your leisure time.
The most local airport providing air transportation in the region is the Alpena County Regional Airport.
Alpena Higher Education
The local colleges in the region are Alpena Community College and Alpenas Hollywood School of Beauty Inc.