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Point Pinos Lighthouse

Asilomar Avenue, Between Ocean View Boulevard and Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
831-648-5716
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.
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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Lighthouse is a great intro to Pacific Grove. The volunteers are very informative and clearly love the old lighthouse and its history. Extra treat spotted whales from the lighthouse property.

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Mamou, Louisiana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
100 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Knowledgeable docents and ready and eager to assist. Interesting details and a lovely view. Oldest continually working lighthouse on the west coast. Very nice stop.

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Manteca,CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a very interesting historical lighthouse. History was interesting and the docents were very knowledgeable.

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Fremont, California
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1,227 reviews 1,227 reviews
772 attraction reviews
845 helpful votes 845 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited Point Pinos Lighthouse. The historic lighthouse is the oldest continually operating lighthouse on the West Coast. It was originally put into use in 1855 and as of 2014 it is still actively used for navigation. When we visited the lighthouse was under restoration and one could note this on some of the work being done on the lighthouse.

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Park City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lots of history here. The lights and signals and history of the keepers is very interesting. Loved seeing the decor and how the keepers lived and ran the light.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This light house is set within a beautiful golf course just check the hours before you visit as the are limited

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west of Washington, DC
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109 reviews 109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Always like seeing views of our maritime history, this is incredible - we stayed till sunset and watched the light come on, very nice!!

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Manteca, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited this neat Lighthouse as a family. Our children were amazed with the decorated inside. There was a volunteer telling us about the light house. My son will have a Lighthouse Project this year and he will be using all the information he learned here for it.

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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The lighthouse was definitely fun to visit, great value. Nice ocean views. Even saw a whale spout! Stairs are quite steep for little ones & older folks. But we made it just fine. Glad we found it!

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Docents made it fun and we learned a lot. The narrow windy stairs were a little tricky but manageable. Wonderful artifacts and well worth the visit.

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