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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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English first
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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Greenville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It is wonderful to know America's people will keep the lights on by working together. Boy Scouts also begin and maintain projects for safety and history. At will donations to light and projects. Beautiful history, beautiful people showing true America to all visitors.

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Shelbyville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

good view of bridge nice light house,good little shop for travelers takes only a few moments to see, tight stairs going up to light

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to visit. You can walk up the Lighthouse. You get to walk along the lake. The rooms are furnish. the gift store was so cute. I bought a couple of gifts.

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Florence, Kentucky
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23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The helpful park guide and the tour provided a nice history and picture of how the keepers lived. The view was wonderful and the lighthouse was lovely.

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Canton
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19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The light house is located two miles east of Mackinaw City. It is a well preserved Lighthouse that allows visitors to climb the tower. It is an incredible experience to View the Mackinaw Bridge and lake from the tower! The rooms in the lighthouse are decorated in period appropriate furnishings with guides Who will inform visitors of the historical aspects... More

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Mowrystown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Take some extra time to visit McGulpin's Point Lightouse. Donations are accepted, but there is no admission charge. The restoration group did an excellent job with the lighthouse, which you can climb all the way to the top for a magnificent view. Take time to walk the path to the water & see the famous "rock".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Its a nice small quaint lighthouse. Its free to go in and walk around, but they do except donations. They have some rooms kinda as a museum, set up with cival war era finishings. You can walk up to the top of the light house and see a nice view all around. They also had a 15 minute video about... More

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