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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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A rainy day in a lighthouse

Yes, you have to pay for the state park, it was $9 but I know parks don't get a lot of funding support so I pay gladly for them to help preserve historical sites. Then I walked to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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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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Free Soil
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I love to go to the different light houses in Michigan. There are more light houses in Michigan and in any other state. We had never been to the Grand Traverse Light House and wanted to take a color tour this fall. We were not disappointed in the color tour north along Lake Michigan to Leland and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Yes, you have to pay for the state park, it was $9 but I know parks don't get a lot of funding support so I pay gladly for them to help preserve historical sites. Then I walked to the lighthouse and paid to get inside for a self-tour. If you don't have an appreciation for historical places, don't go. But... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Yes, we paid to enter the park. 9 dollars per car. Not a big deal to us. We parked right there and walked to the light house directly ahead of where you pay the park attendant. Then we paid the small fee to tour the light house. The worker gave our son a clipboard with questions for each room for... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We paid $9 to enter the state park. We walked to the lighthouse and were informed it was another $4 per person to go into the lighthouse and museum. There is absolutely nothing else to do at this state park other than walk around the lighthouse. So basically we paid $9 to park our car and walk 50 yards and... More 

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winnipeg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We paid the $9 fee to get in and discovered that the lighthouse was closed (would have been another $4). This lighthouse isn't your typical looking lighthouse--it looks more like a house, and from the outside it looked very well maintained. Large cedars growing around it largely block the view, making it hard to step back and get a good... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The lighthouse is in Leelanau State Park so you have to enter the park to see the lighthouse so there is a $9 park fee before you pay $4 per person to go inside the lighthouse. However, worth the cost if you are interested in lighthouses. Some take advantage of the picnic area to have lunch. We enjoyed going inside... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a very beautiful setting for a lighthouse. The house is filled with many amazing artifacts from the Keepers who worked and lived there. There is also a place where you can sit and research a family member who worked there. There are volumes of history. Take the time to walk up the winding stairs to get the view... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Pretty historic lighthouse. When open(and it was to us) you can tour the little museum and climb narrow stairs to the top of the lighthouse tower for the view. Worth the drive up the pretty peninsula.

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White Lake, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum is a great day trip from Traverse City for individuals or families. The lighthouse is a museum that comes with a written tour, explaining how life was like about 150 years ago. As of August 2014, the cost of entry to the museum is $4 for adults and $2 for children. There is a scavenger... More 

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