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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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Address: 526 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: +1 231-436-4100
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point...
A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. There's just as much to see from the top of the tower as inside the original buildings. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits, including the original lens and the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum, this "Castle of the Straits" is a true gem of the Great Lakes.
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Fun & Cool

We liked the new straits of mackinac shipwreck museum and the lighthouse so cool only lighthouse we went to we could go in. We Will come and bring friends!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We liked the new straits of mackinac shipwreck museum and the lighthouse so cool only lighthouse we went to we could go in. We Will come and bring friends!

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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lighthouse is a real treat we weren't expecting. Living quarters of the past are easy to walk through without roped off areas. If you can make it up four flights of spiral staircase the view is spectacular!!! You can see the bridge and the lake and freighters passing through. This is free of charge and you don't need to buy... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you like light houses then you need to come and visit this one. Good and clean easy access lots of history.........

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239 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Right after visiting Colonial Michili Mackinac, we walked towards Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. It took us 5 minutes to get there. We enjoyed exploring the lighthouse. It had a lot of information about its history. Then it was time for us to go up the tower, the highlight of our visit. We were assigned a certain time so that there... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

While in Mackinaw City walked around the lighthouse. I had been there a number of times in the past, but always enjoy seeing it again. I always tell people going to Mackinaw to visit and tour this interesting landmark.

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Richfield, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Very good time. The guide was very friendly. Also the view was amazing. Our hotel was a cross the street so we got a birds eye view all day and night.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Very well maintained and kept very clean. They've got informative guides and the views are awesome. Well worth the climb up top.

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Fresno, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A well maintained lighthouse and the tour guide was very informative. He even asked if we were with the tour bus unloading out front and since we were not he said come now before it became crowded. The gift shop held our pending purchases.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful porthole views for photos of the bridge as you climb the tower. Views abound. As always, well worth the climb. Nice setting.

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Highland Lake County, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had a very relaxing time walking around and being able to visit the light house. Put your walking shoes on, you don't want to sit, just go explore the shops and the lighthouse~Look out at the water and breathe that clean air!

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