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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

207 W Sinclair St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231 436 4100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

In Mackinac City area this is a must see. Really nice building showing the history of the lighthouses, and a tour to the top of the lighthouse with a beautiful view of the Mackinac bridge. The staff is friendly, and the history of the lighthouse keepers is very interesting. Shows a video of maritime crashes around the area as well.... More

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Orland Park, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This Lighthouse has alot of history, plus it is right by the Mackinaw Bridge. The employees were helpful in answering any questions we had about the coast guard on watch here when the light was working. We went here before we went to the Fort that is right next door.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This was already closed for the season. However, we called ahead of time and they told us to be sure to at least visit and take pictures of the outside. So we did just that. Took some photos of the light house and the bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Beautiful Lighthouse with amazing views and beautiful park. The tour doesn't have a lot to it but the history is awesome!

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Pine Grove, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We've visited a lot of lighthouses, and this one was really different from the outside. Reminded me of a castle. Great photos from the top. Worth the visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This lighthouse looks like a castle with a lighthouse attached. The grounds around this building are easily navigated, and there is a separate building with restrooms inside. The tour was conducted by a costumed docent that told us the history of this lighthouse and some of its keepers. The interior is larger than I thought it would be, although two... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Old time appeal. A well historically dressed guide. Views of the bridge is breath taking. It is not very large, compared to others. It's a great way to step back into history and enjoy time with family.

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Cedar, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Under the shadow of the bridge, the lighthouse is now in the heart of the activity in Mackinaw City. It is easy to imagine the barren coast line and sailing ships relying on its light to keep them safe.

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rome, ga
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This light house sits near the bridge and the old fort. You have a beautiful view of the water and the bridge. You can watch the big ships sail by. This lighthouse looks like a combination of castle, estate home, and lighthouse. Unfortunately we got there too late to tour, it closes at 5PM.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We spent a couple of hours touring The Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. The pictures, the written history of the lighthouse, the lightkeeper and his family, the hundreds of artifacts, and the tour of the tower captivated our attention with every step. Old Mackinau Point Lighthouse was the perfect historic tour.

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