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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

15500 N. Lighthouse Pt. Road, PO Box 43, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI
231.386.7195
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Northport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums
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Colliers, West Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We drove behind an idiot who had his dog in the front seat and wife in the back on a two lane road for 20 miles. When we finally got to the lighthouse, we paid $9 and watched the idiot get out and leave his dog in the truck. When I asked the ranger how long he would be allowed... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We are fascinated with lighthouses and have seen many of them. This one is a great one to visit because the lighthouse keepers house is restored to the 1920's. You can climb up the steps to the tower. There are not many steps for the climb, but it is narrow and does not have a lot of room. It costs... More

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Brighton, MI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This lighthouse is in a State park so you will need a Passport sticker or license plate. Stickers are sold by attendant if you don't have one. Very knowledgable staff at the lighthouse, friendly and eager to share some history. Outdoor sitting areas. There is a fee to climb to the top of the lighthouse however the view and experience... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Follow the signs in Northport for the Leelanau State Park and after about eight miles you will reach the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula and the Grand Traverse Lighthouse which protected the entrance to the Grand Traverse Bay. The staff are friendly, and after paying for your admission in the gift shop, you can take a self-guided tour of the... More

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Holland, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Ask lots of questions; their staff is full of answers! Great for school groups. Interesting to go through and see how the U.S.L.S.S. (United States Life Saving Service) protected and saved lives on our great lakes! Be sure to allow time to see the Historic Village of Glen Haven while you're there! Park your car and visit the Canning Co.... More

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KINGSPORT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A beautiful sunny day to climb the tower and see all of the ice flows on the Lake Michigan in early May. The ice really took us by surprise. The state park had not opened for the season but the lighthouse attendant and the ladies in the museum store were very pleasant and friendly. I even managed to find some... More

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Foley, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Located in Leelenau State park about 50 miles northwest of Traverse City, MI. The lighthouse is on the northwest tip of Michigan's (pinky finger) and can be toured. The rocky beach around it is a rich source for those who look for Petosky stones and the state park has beautiful sandy swimming beaches and deep woods trails five miles away.... More

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So Cal
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We decided to drive up the Leelanau peninsula based on an article we saw about an apple farm in Northport. After picking up some apples, we figured why not catch the lighthouse too. To tour the lighthouse there was a $4 per person donation. We were so impressed by the restoration work that had been done. The interior rooms with... More

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My family went during their "Haunted Lighthouse" weekend. It's a beautiful lighthouse on beautiful grounds. You do have to pay to get into the State Park (unless you have the passport), and there is an additional fee to go through the lighthouse. I thought the beach with all the rocks and stones was beautiful and was able to get some... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a relaxing, beautiful place. They had a great collection of photographs of dozens of MI lighthouses. As usual the volunteers who work there are very friendly.

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