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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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Very nice view of Lake Michigan and an interesting display in the old foghornhouse

The four of us decided to skip the additional fee to go inside the small museum. We were there to see the lighthouse itself and to walk to the tip of Leelanau peninsula. It was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Fun place to visit. Well preserved lighthouse and its history. Nice Lego aircraft carrier created by an Eagle Scout. Access to coast to listen to the waves and take in the scenery.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The four of us decided to skip the additional fee to go inside the small museum. We were there to see the lighthouse itself and to walk to the tip of Leelanau peninsula. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and warm but little humidity, a grand time to be there. One thing we did almost miss was a curious but... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I am sorry to see folks have been disappointed in this short excursion -- my family and houseguests have always enjoyed climbing to the top and looking out over Beaver Island and the Manitou Islands. Kids like climbing around on the rocks near the beach. With a few kids, it's no more than an hour's excursion, so a good way... More 

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

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