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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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Van Buren, Arkansas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Out of the way and in a fantastic setting, picturesque. An ongoing project with a short walk or drive to the lakes edge.

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Sault Ste. Marie
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view. Worth the stop. No bathrooms. A couple geocaches within walking distance of lighthouse ;)

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is A short ride from down town. The house is well kept, the docents are very nice and there is a short scenic trail to Lake Michigan. A pleasant side trip!

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Geneseo, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful restored lighthouse in a pretty setting . Nice paths on the property into gardens or down to the water . The lighthouse itself has a 15 minute video explaining some of the ship wrecks in the lake region that was interesting . Every room has something to see,antique furnishings,and pictures . I enjoyed all the information about the lighthouse... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a fun place to go to. They work off of donations, so you pay what you feel like, and you don't need a lot of time there. But it is set up well, and the volunteers are very friendly. One of the things that I liked is that when you climb the tower, you can actually go outside,... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A path leads you down to the water, and you'll have a great view of the bridge if you want to take some nice pictures.

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Bay City, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

44 steps to the top. nice view! we were there for 45 mins. nice gift shop. YOu can walk around the property. small parking.

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Hartland,Mi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful Lighthouse and park area!! I am a lighthouse fanatic and I am trying to view as many as I can in Michigan!!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Admission is by donation. Once decommissioned, this lighthouse became a private residence with a small addition. Emmitt county has done a wonderful job restoring it and opening it to the public. The climb to the top of the lighthouse is fairly easy with a wide spiral staircase and it also has a balcony at the top. It is full of... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There's a million lighthouses in Michigan, so as lighthouses go I'd say this was fairly standard. However, from the tower you get a great view of the bridge, and if you walk a little ways to the beach you'll be treated to a lovely view and you can climb on McGulpin Point Rock, which is a neat photo opportunity.

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