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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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Fremont, California
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1,065 reviews 1,065 reviews
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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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
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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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Linkoping, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had to see this place from behind the fence because it was closed at the time of our visit but it was beautiful and the surroundings were very pretty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great stories about this place, view is spectaular, walking distance to town and cottages. Parking ok.

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San Bernardino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

very cute from the other side of fence. and closed on certain days of the week. but it looks very cute.

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