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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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Yuma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This was one of our many stops before heading to Mackinac Island. This landmark is a must see, a true part of our American History. When you're done with the walking tour of the lighthouse, you can relax your feet in Lake Huron.

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Pleasantville, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A great part of history that includes a walk up into the lighthouse with great views and guide to tell the tale.

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Parma, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This experience won't take a great deal of time but it was nice for a quick stop. I didn't go up to the very top to see the view from the room where the lens was housed but my husband and children did. You get a nice view of the lake. The house part of lighthouse was neat to look... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The lighthouse is an excellent example of a Great Lakes lighthouse. This one is easy to get to and has an interesting history. Photographers will like the setting along the bridge.The sunset under the bridge is beautiful. Also a good location for picnicking next to the water.

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Lincoln Park, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

One of the many lighthouses that we visited on our way home from the U.P. Nice little lighthouse with some interesting history.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I first visited this area in 68. The Lighthouse was then boarded up, being able to go in and go to the top was a WOW moment. The view and the history is worth the ticket.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was the lighthouse at Mackinaw City that was operated until the Mackinaw Bridge was built. The lighthouse is fully restored, but the outbuildings are still works in progress. You can climb the tower with a guide, but steep stairs and little space so that portion requires a free (with paid admission) timed ticket to limit the number of people.... More

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Lapeer, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

we went to the lighthouse with our heritage pass that we purchased for our family to see the fort and the mill. the lighthouse was included as part of the pass and I am glad that it was. there are a lot of lighthouses in the area and most you can tour for a donation. this one was a bot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Small but nice museum that is part of the park system, so there is a discount if you buy multiple park tickets. There were two period dressed presenters, one in the museum and one at the top of the tower, who are very knowledgeable about the lighthouse as well as the straits and local history. The museum has fun things... More

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Saint Joseph, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This has long been a favorite lighthouse of ours not just because it has the most amazing setting of all time but it's a beautiful building with lots of color and character. Walk down to the beach and just sit and look at that awesome bridge and listen to the trucks rumble across it. They've added a gift shop since... More

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