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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 15500 N. Lighthouse Pt. Road, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI
Phone Number: 231.386.7195
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Visited the actual lighthouse area

The museum is closed off season. The lighthouse is at the point of this peninsula about 40 miles from Traverse City. It's a very nice drive through several quaint towns, some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

The museum is closed off season. The lighthouse is at the point of this peninsula about 40 miles from Traverse City. It's a very nice drive through several quaint towns, some wineries, a casino or two. Off season on a wintery, rainy December day the drive is probably not as nice as in the summer. Nonetheless I do recommend it.... More 

Thank AnaCarmenLucius
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

As the pictures show, this a smaller lighthouse for lake traffic, not the tall lighthouses for big water you see on the outer coasts. But it was still important at the time. Lakers sink too! You can walk around the grounds for free if you have a pass for the state parks. Going through the building is an $4 pp... More 

Thank Ontario76
Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Much more than we expected. A wonderful museum with a trip up the tower, another building with a great WWII exhibit, and a very nice gift shop. Beautiful grounds to walk around, too. Not to be missed.

Thank Kathy L
Clarkston, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Well worth the visit if your a light house person like I always enjoy seeing these great structures.

Thank James B
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Love the small ride through the Park. They have 3 cabins to rent out and nice hiking trails down the road. Light house is pretty neat.

Thank Debra B
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92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

There is a fantastic view of Lake Michigan from the top of this lighthouse. We are Traverse City residents and so pay $10 for a state park pass when we get our license tabs. We did pay the $4 to walk through the lighthouse and climb the steps to the top. It was a windy, cold, sleety day, with the... More 

Thank PamRug
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Tour was interesting; kids really liked being able to climb up into the lighthouse; also has a nice grassy area to have a picnic

Thank crewfan2008cup
Hudsonville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We are not huge lighthouse fans, so did not pay for the tour, but did walk around the lighthouse. We also walked along the rocky shoreline for a bit, and that view is always gorgeous.

Thank 10feetdiep
Millbury, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice park with play area and picnic tables near parking lot. It cost $9 for a day pass and it would have cost an additional $4 per adult to tour inside the lighthouse. We decided just to tour the grounds. There are short paths leading to the lakeshore where it is rocky. The water is so clear and pretty colored... More 

Thank millburymom
Auburn, Alabama
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful visit in the Northport area. Skies were lovely and the terrain was easy to walk to see Lake Michigan. This is a State Park so admission at this time of the review is 4.00 per adult.

Thank Lilquiz

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