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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Address: 207 W Sinclair St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: 231 436 4100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fresno, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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