City of Algoma
This picturesque little city is nestled on the shore of Lake Michigan. The Indian name “Park of Flowers” is fitting for a City with the natural beauty that has been afforded Algoma. The city’s park-like setting offers serenity and relaxation to residents and visitors alike.
With a population of 3167 according to the 2010 US Census, Algoma features a diverse mix of industry, tourism and agriculture. One of the first things that people notice when the arrive in Algoma is the old world charm. With so many buildings that are at least a century old, a view of the streetscape can feel like a looking glass into the past. Then of course there is that lakeshore and magnificent view. The large sand beach, boardwalk, harbor walk, and wonderful old fishing shantys on the Ahnapee River are enough to fill a day just walking and exploring.
In 2008 Algoma hosted the Wall Dog Festival. An event that serves to beautify and revitalize cities, while exploring the rich history. Many of the murals that you see in Algoma today commemorate historic businesses and landmarks that are no longer. Since the installation of the murals, more have been added, and a renewed interest in this nearly-lost advertising craft has taken root.
To take a peek at the Wall Dog Murals, visit the Algoma Main Street website – Wall Dog Gallery
Check out the City of Algoma website for more specific information about the city.
Historic Walking Tour of Algoma – Pick up our award-winning Historic Walking Tour of Algoma brochure when you stop by the Visitor Center. Not only will you have a brief history, complete with photos of many of the downtown buildings as they were originally built, but the brochure also has photos of the downtown murals and their locations.
Algoma Public Library
Monday – Friday 10:00 A.M. – 7 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Genealogy Information, Free Internet Access, and Story Hour for children are just some of the offerings at the library – a hub of our community.