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Point Betsie Lighthouse

Address: Point Betsie Road, Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone Number: 231-352-4915
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Frankfort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks

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Rochester, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went off season but you could still walk around the lighthouse and take pictures, you just could not go into it.

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Salt Lake City
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We missed the time for tours (last tour starts at 4:30 PM), but we walked around the grounds, and also took majority of the shots from the beach. Can't speak to the tour, but if you just want a great view you can skip the tour and check it out from the beach.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The day we stopped at Point Betsie, the lighthouse was closed. However, we were able to walk down to the beach and get photos of it from that angle. What a beautiful white building with a red roof! The Lake is so close by which provides a stunning view in itself. If you want to see the grounds and the... More 

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Frankfort, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of the most photographed lighthouses in the US, Point Betsie Lighthouse is must see when visiting Benzie County, MI. The view of Lake Michigan from the tower when the sky is clear is magnificent.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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373 reviews 373 reviews
203 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We enjoy visiting lighthouses when they are in an area that we are traveling through. We were on our way to Sleeping Bear Dunes and decided to make a quick stop. The Point Betsie Lighthouse is located on Lake Michigan just south of the Sleeping Bear Dunes and just north of Frankfort, Michigan. Beautiful place to stop and it's a... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great view of Lake Michigan. This lighthouse is beautiful and clean situated in a lot of white sand. The volunteers who staff it are helpful and very knowledgable.

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Toledo, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful lighthouse with a nice, new museum detailing the history of the facility. You are able to go up in the lighthouse and admire Lake Michigan from above.

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Up North
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Picturesqe.. great place to watch sail/kite boarders on a windy day or stroll the beach. Small museum/gift store and tour of the lighthouse. Original Life-Saving Station next door (now a private residence)

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Ann Arbor
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The lighthouse is easy to find and has amazing views of the lake. Entire grounds are renovated. They have recently updated their facilities so they have very nice clean bathrooms, wheelchair accessibility for many areas, and a cute gift shop. The whole place is run by volunteers. You can do a self tour of the living quarters and learn about... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a must when you are in the area. The view of Lake Michigan is incredible. Worth the time to take a peek.

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