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Things to Do in Alpena Near Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpena - Downtown

Explore Alpena

Don't Go Home Without

The city of Alpena Bike Path - Approximately 18.5 miles long, the path travels through several of Alpena's scenic city parks and beaches along the Thunder Bay River and Lake Huron. Parking is available at several sites along the path. An excellent tour of the city by foot, roller blade, or bike.

Must See

Explore the shipwrecks of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The crystal clear waters and our large ‘glass bottom’ viewing wells allow you to dive the wrecks without getting wet. During our 2 hour cruise you will experience the magnificently preserved shipwrecks and the scenic shorelines of Thunder Bay. Learn the exciting tales of many famous ships and the history, legends of Lake Huron.

Must Do

Alpena has the nation's only roadside dinosaur park, Dinosaur Gardens. Also,the only fresh water national marine sanctuary, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It is has seven lighthouses within an hour's travel and was the1990 filming location for Die Hard 2. It is also the home of 3 official Dark Sky Preserves, Rockport State Recreation Area, Thompsons Harbor and Negweg.

Local Tips

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpena is located in the beautiful downtown distract of oldtown Alpena. Located on the Thunder Bay River, the hotel is walking distance from restaurants, downtown shopping, entertainment and area attraction.

Nearby Attractions

  • Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Dinosaur Gardens
  • Rockport State Park
  • Alpena Shipwreck Tours

Nearby Dining

  • The Fresh Palate
  • J.J's Pizza
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