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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 15500 N. Lighthouse Pt. Road, PO Box 43, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI
Phone Number: 231.386.7195
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the buildings closed early and we were not able to get inside but everything around the outside was very cool and the trails near the water are nice to walk along.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Clinton Township, Michigan
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Peoria, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were doing a tour of the peninsula on M-22 and saw that there was a lighthouse all the way out on the point of the peninsula, so my husband and I decided to go check it out. We were kind of expecting a huge lighthouse maybe out on a beach, a beautiful photo op, etc. That is not what... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

the buildings closed early and we were not able to get inside but everything around the outside was very cool and the trails near the water are nice to walk along.

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Saline, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We always enjoy learning about our state's history. The museum is very interesting. The weather didn't allow for a view of the lake from the top of the tower the day we were there. We had a pass that was only good for that day or we would have postponed our visit to another day when the view would have... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Before you go know that entrance to the State Park requires a Recreational Passport which costs $9. If you do not have one, you may purchase one at the pay station. Several cars came through while we were there and didn't bother paying which was a shame as this provides funding for the state parks. I've visited many of Michigan's... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is located in a state park, so be prepared to pay $9 for a daily pass, and another $4 per person for the museum. They had a very interesting WWII display in the foghorn house.

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Westwood, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Disappointing. We were charged $9 to park, which I understand since parks need funding, however, when we paid we were not given a heads up that the Light House is closed due to construction. We were not able to go into the lighthouse. The area itself was very nice with some great views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I enjoyed the lighthouse, many historical displays are available, but the view is the star of the show. My day was clear and views of all nearby islands were easy to pick out.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very neat lighthouse at the tip of Leelanau peninsula. It is only $3 a person. You walk through and see maritime historical artifacts, furniture, maps, and photos of shipwrecks. They also have a program where you can stay here and be a lighthouse tour guide and operator for a week. At the top you can see beaver island on a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Love lighthouses & have visited many of them in a few states. This one is my favorite! It has everything: beautiful structure w/historic keepers quarters, ladder to the top for great view, nicely kept grounds, nature walk, friendly people. Couldn't ask for more. And did I mention the view? Panoramic view of lake Michigan is spectacular! Separate bldg has the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Spent a week as a volunteer Lighthouse Keeper. The museum is a wonderful stop if you are in the Traverse City area. See the hundred of cairns along the lakefront or build your own during your visit. Lighthouse "Keeping" was a lot of work but ranks as one of my favorite experiences.

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Address: Address: 15500 N. Lighthouse Pt. Road, PO Box 43, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI
Phone Number: 231.386.7195
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Northport

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