Explore the Best
of Thunder Bay Country

While staying at Thunder Bay Resort, make the most of your visit by exploring the premier attractions that grace our beautiful region. From vineyards to maritime history, art, and live theater, there’s something for everyone.

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Thunder Bay Winery

Located in the historic Center Building in Downtown Alpena, Thunder Bay Winery invites guests to choose from over 22 varieties of locally grown wine and cider. Whether you prefer a tasting, flight, glass, or bottle, the options are abundant. Enjoy a meal provided by the Fresh Palatè restaurant right in the winery. This family-owned and operated vineyard and winery exudes charm and offers a delightful experience.

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Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center – Shipwreck Tour

Embark on a fascinating shipwreck tour with Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Thanks to the large viewing wells, board the glass-bottom boat Lady Michigan and explore magnificently preserved shipwrecks without getting wet. The two-hour cruise offers insights into the history, legends, and lore of Shipwreck Alley. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to admire Lake Huron’s beautiful shorelines and bustling waterfront.

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Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center – Get into Your Sanctuary

Dive into the rich history of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, one of the most challenging stretches of water in the Great Lakes. The center features captivating exhibits that allow you to experience the Great Lakes in all their glory. Walk the decks of a Great Lakes schooner and feel the power of a Lake Huron storm. With 10,000 square feet of maritime exhibits, there’s so much to explore.

Devonian fossils

Besser Museum For Northeast Michigan

Discover art, history, and science at the Besser Museum. This eight-acre campus offers a range of attractions:

  • Immerse yourself in an Imax-style planetarium presentation in Northern Michigan’s only 30-ft., full-dome, digital theater.
  • Dig and keep Devonian fossils at the Fossil Park.
  • Explore an extensive collection of fine art by artists from the local area to around the world.
  • Witness a remarkable Natural Wildlife Exhibit featuring mounted species from the Great Lakes and beyond.
  • Peruse a significant collection of Native American artifacts.
  • Step back in time at the Authentic Historical Village.
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Art In The Loft

As Northeast Michigan’s premier fine arts center and gallery, Art in the Loft aims to enrich the community through arts education and participation. The gallery, with over 7,000 square feet of open loft space, showcases fine art by local, regional, and national artists. Additionally, it offers workshops, educational activities, and arts-centered events.

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Thunder Bay Theatre

Experience the magic of live theater at Thunder Bay Theatre, the only year-round professional theater in Northern Michigan. Known nationally for its musicals, comedies, dramas, and Shakespeare productions, it offers outstanding entertainment at an affordable price, featuring talent from all over the country.

With such a diverse array of attractions, Thunder Bay Country has something to captivate every interest and passion. Explore, enjoy, and create lasting memories during your stay at Thunder Bay Resort!

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Burrone Family Vineyards & Winery

Let Burrone Family Vineyards & Winery pour you an UpNorth Wine Experience in the natural beauty of forests and vineyards. It’s worth the adventure!

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