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West Branch, Michigan

The city of West Branch is the county seat for Ogemaw County. It was founded in the early 1870’s when the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad built a line to the area for the transportation of lumber. A post office was established in 1873 and the village was organized in 1885. It was reorganized as a city in 1905. West Branch has a diverse economy based on tourism, small businesses, and a variety manufacturing facilities.  The downtown area has many unique restaurants and shops, many featuring Victorian era architecture. Several beautiful and challenging Golf Courses make West Branch an ideal location of a golf vacation.  West Branch has experienced steady growth and has a diverse economy supported by tourism, small businesses and various production facilities, such as machinery, auto industry related products and lumber processing.Population:  2,500.  City Offices: 121 N. Fourth St., West Branch, MI 48661, (989) 345-0500. A store and a hotel was built here in 1871, when the railroad came through.  The town was named from its location on the west branch of the Rifle River.

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Attractions

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Ogemaw County Historical Museum [Museums], 123 South 5th Street, P. O. Box 734, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1643

West Branch Cinema 3 [Movie Theaters], 210 West Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI  48661, Phone: (989) 345-7887

Dining Out

A-Timbertown [Ice Cream Parlors],  2275 S M-33, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0033

Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders [Pizzerias], 2389 S M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-9000

China Inn [Chinese Cuisine], 601 W Houghton Ave Lower, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2898

Clear Lake Bar [Bar, American Cuisine, Pizzerias],  2212 N Clear Lake Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1155

Dairy Queen [Ice Cram Parlors],  711 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5600

Diane Philbrick's Sweet Shoppe [Ice Cream Parlors, Bakeries],  1977 W M 55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2398

Downtown Café [American Cuisine],  327 W Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-9901

Elvira Mexican Restaurant [Mexican Cuisine], 101 Plaza Dr., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-6671

Fairway Bistro [Bistro Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants],  1905 Fairview Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7125

Kue’s Café [Thai Cuisine], 518 E Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661 , Phone: (989) 343-9001

Java Junction [Coffee Shops],  2990 Cook Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7232

Little Caesars Pizza [Pizzerias], 2210 S M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3405

Loggers Depot [American Cuisine],  314 W Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2656

Mac’s Place [American Cuisine],  3098 W Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7720

Mr Mike's Pizza & Sandwich [Pizzerias], 105 Plaza Dr., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1818

Old Mill Café & Coffee House [Coffee Shops],  511 W Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-0144

Ponderosa Steakhouse [Steakhouses], 2882 Cook Rd., West Branch,  MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1215

Rancheros [Mexican Cuisine], 101 Plaza Dr # A, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-6671

The Rolling Stone Steakhouse [Steakhouses, American Cuisine, Italian Cuisine], 3444 W M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7768

Scoops [Ice Cream Parlors],  2209 S M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-9940

Stone Mountain Coffee [Coffee Shops],  2091 S M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3006

Tim Horton's [Coffee Shops],  2960 Cook Rd., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-6844

Tipsy Bear Bistro [Bistros, American Cuisine],  503 W Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 387-2213

Unlimited Pizzeria [Pizzerias], 2355 S M 33, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-1400

Willow Tree Restaurant [Italian Cuisine, European Cuisine],  633 Court St., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-066

Lodging

Clear Lake Resort [Cabin Rentals, Pontoon Rentals], 3802 Grass Lake Rd, West Branch, Michigan 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2459

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Lake George Resort [Resort], 4195 Lake George Rd, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 343-0856

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Lake Ogemaw Summer Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 2916 Rifle River Trl, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 873-3058

LogHaven Bed and Breakfast [Bed & Breakfast Inns], 1550 McGregor Road, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 685-3527

The Point at Clear Lake, 2314 Miller Drive, West Branch, Michigan 48661, Phone: (989) 835-1876

Organizations

American Legion Post 103 [Veterans Organizations], West Branch Masonic Ctre., 191 Page St., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 329-8238

West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce [Chambers of Commerce], 422 W Houghton Ave., West Branch  MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2821

Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 3775 [Veterans Organizations], 5007 N. M-30, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989 343-2462

Outdoors

Gun Smith Shop [Guns & Gunsiths], 1470 Stalker Dr, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7619

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J & P Sporting Goods Inc [Archery Equipment & Supplies, Guns & Gunsmiths], 3275 W M 76,, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3744

Jacksonville Store [Canoe & Kayak Rental], 987 E M 55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0049

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North Country Outfitters of West Branch, LLC [Guns & Ammo, Gunsmithing, Hunting Supplies], Owner: 1443 Adam Drive, West Branch, MI 48661,Phone: (989) 942-0003

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Troll Landing Campground [Campground & Canoe & Kayak Rental], 2660 Rifle River Trl, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7260

Zettel's Gunsmithing Gun Dealers & Gunsmiths], 3091 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-3159

Services

Advanced Downtown Aquatic Phyical Therapy [Physical Therapists], 105 W. Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone:  (989) 343-9755

Enchanted Forest Web Page Design Service [Internet Services, Website Design & Development], 3980 Curtisville Road, Curtisville, South Branch, MI 48761, Phone: (989) 735-2206 Email: support@theenchantedforest.net

Fine Line Taxidermy [Taxidermists],3275 W M 76,  West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 387-0389

Ken’s Barber Shop [Barber Shops], 300 E Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5483

Life After Death Taxidermy [Taxidermists], 3275 W M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2950

Michigan Magazine [Televison Shows], Box 424. West Branch, MI 48654. Phone: (989) 272-5606. E-Mail: info@michiganmagazine.com

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Northern Michigan Aquatics, Inc. [Pond Management Services, 3930 Perry Holt Road, West Branch, MI  48661, Phone: (989) 345-7574

Shopping

Colonial Village Bakery [Bakeries],  325 W Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-5640

Crust & Crumb Baking Co [Bakeries],  221 W Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-8000

Diane Philbrick's Sweet Shoppe [Ice Cream Parlors, Bakeries],  1977 W M 55, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-2398

Downtown Antiques & Collectibles [Antiques & Flea Markets], 218 W Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661,Phone: (989) 343-1391

Lake Ogemaw Marina [Boat Sales, Repair & Storage], 3009 Rifle River Trail, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 873-4153

Northern Michigan Aquatics, Inc. [Garden Centers], 3930 Perry Holt Road, West Branch,  MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-7574

Potato Barn Antique Mall [Antiques & Flea Markets], 615 W. Houghton Ave, West Branch, MI 48661,Phone: (989) 343-3333

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West Branch Farmers` Market [Farm Markets], 121 North First, West Branch, MI 48661, Phone: (989) 345-0500

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