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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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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A well preserved lighthouse with informative and patient docents. A small lighthouse but the kids and I spent 40 minutes viewing the exhibits. The docents were very patient answering all the questions raised by the children and demonstrating the various fog alerts.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It's not a bad place to stop but if you miss it don't fret. It is an educational experience with some neat history. I admire the volunteers that contribute to the upkeep and opening of the lighthouse. I spent about 15 minutes and donated the small fee. It was a nice change up but the thrills don't last very long... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great job of restoration for a functional lighthouse. Very interesting to visit as they provide a glimpse of what life would be like at the lighthouse over the years. The docents are very informative and can provide information on similar lighthouses up and down the CA coastline. Pt. Pinos was much more accessible than Pt. Bonita in Marin County... More

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Stockton, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Loved hearing about the history of lighthouse. Educational and interesting. The staff was pleasant and well informed.

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Redding, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I am a lighthouse hugger; so when I saw that it was open for a visit , I stopped . It is somewhat difficult to visit because they are only open from 1-4 pm Thursday to Sunday. The reason is that it is staffed by volunteers and finding enough volunteers /docents to keep it open longer is a problem. There... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The docents at this state lighthouse were very knowable and friendly. The light house is in the little town of Pacific Grove. I was happy to see that it was opened. It has a beautiful view and has been well preserved.

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