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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 2013
Type: Lighthouses
Description: One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.
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Cool
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Only $2 donation to get admittance. Please donate more if you can. One of the smaller lighthouses in California. Definitely a must see. The first female lighthouse keeper was at this location. Tough gal I'm sure. This is well worth the time to stop and check it out.

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Stockton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We found this on the list of things to do in the area. The volunteers at the lighthouse where well informed and passionate about the lighthouse.

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Fresno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

knowledgeable people and awesome photo opportunity. This place has a good history and teaches you some thing you didn't know.

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We happened by Point Pinos as it was raining and we were looking for something in-doors to do. We showed up right as they were opening, and were blessed with two amazing volunteer docents. Since we were the only one's there, we got a one-on-one tour from the male docent of the main floor and the basement. He was extremely... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We wandered over here and hopped onto a tour. It's in such a pretty setting/location. Quite small, but very educational. The people who work here are very friendly and informative. Worth a visit if you have the time! I think it's open between 1pm and 4pm Thurs - Mon. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person - which... More

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San Jose, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I have been there a few times, you just never know if the butterflys wiill there. I am not sure I would makke a special trip. the docents are helpful.

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Atwater, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Loved this lighthouse! So much history. Volunteers were very informative. It has such a cute cottage feel. I really enjoyed the antiques and one volunteer was dressed in period clothing.It felt like you were back in time.

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Pine Grove, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We didn't realize how quaint the lighthouse was but we still loved its character. Beautiful surroundings and just being there was enough. Nice place to visit. :)

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Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Very informative. Volunteers very knowledgeable and hands-on experience for the kids. Great photo stop as well.

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singapore
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We took a taxi here after visiting the aquarium and arrive at 1 pm.(opened from 1 to 4 pm from thurs to sun ). The docent on duty was very knowledgeable with the technical details of the lighthouse. It was charming to go upstairs and see the living quarters of the lighthouse keeper. On our return journey, fortunately the taxi... More

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