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McGulpin's Point Lighthouse

500 Headlands Drive., Mackinaw City, MI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Burke, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Very good self directed tour, plus they have an excellent video tribute to the ships and men lost at sea in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. And, you can climp to the top and go outside the lighthouse at the top.

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Hamburg, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very educational, a great place of history, very well maintained. This was our first time here, great surprise! We would recommend it to everyone. Going up in the lighthouse was very cool!

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have been to Mackinaw City many times but have just discovered McGulpin's Point Lighthouse. This lovely gem is in a perfect setting and has been restored beautifully by the locals and Emmett County. It was staffed by knowledgeable and friendly folks and the price is right...free except for donations! The view from the top is spectacular as is the... More

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

McGulpin's Point Lighthouse was a very pleasant surprise. It is free and a beautiful place to visit. You can walk to the top of the lighthouse and even venture outside onto the platform at the top. The views of the lake and surrounding area were fantastic. The interior of the lighthouse is furnished in period furniture and the gift shop... More

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Elkhart, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Brought our 4 year old Grandson this year and he loved it. It is very interesting to learn about the lighthouse and the view from the top is absolutely Amazing! It is a free attraction but you can donate to help the upkeep of the lighthouse. There is a path in the back of the lighthouse that takes you to... More

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Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Enjoyed touring the lighthouse and climbing the steps to the top. The movie that was showing in one area about all the shipwrecks on the great lakes was informative, but sad to think of all the lives lost there. Recommend walking down to see Lake Michigan after you come out of the lighthouse, very nice.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A short drive outside of Mackinaw City brings you to this restored and operating lighthouse. A great view from the top. The staff could not be more helpful and explaining the lighthouse history. Well worth the short trip.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I stopped in here thinking that I might be able to walk around the outside and maybe I would be lucky to find a little gift shop out back. Boy was I blown away with McGulpins Point Lighthouse. The entire lighthouse is renovated. You can go on a very nice self guided tour, including walking up to the top and... More

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I discovered this lighthouse online and wondered why I had not seen it before. Turns out it used to be a private residence and has only been open to the public for a few years. The rooms are restored and you can tour through them without having things behind glass. You can get up close and personal with everything inside... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We enjoyed our trip back in time visiting this place. Not to far from the city, and a very nice tour. Worth a look!

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