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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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Great Mix of History and Nature

If you're on the Peninsula, it's worth the drive to the end to tour the lighthouse (for a small fee) and to walk the trails along the beach, camp out at the park or enjoy a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Canton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Located on the peninsula and M-22(a beautiful, scenic roadway) this lighthouse is sure to please the lighthouse lover. Painted white and red it is a standout! A peaceful beach is at the bottom of the grounds. Make sure to climb the stairs for an outstanding view of Lake Michigan. The stairs are a little narrow near the top and you... More 

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Howell, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

a beautiful lighthouse with a lot of history. great tour and surrounded by a beautiful campground. be prepared to walk a little.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

If you're on the Peninsula, it's worth the drive to the end to tour the lighthouse (for a small fee) and to walk the trails along the beach, camp out at the park or enjoy a picnic. Hidden gem!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This lighthouse/state park is well worth the drive and the price of admission. It is so picturesque with much larger (landscaped) grounds. My husband climbed the lighthouse stairs as well as toured the grounds down to the lake while I sat and relaxed on a bench, taking in the sound and the peace and "feel" of the water, waves and... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Unless we missed something , I was super not impressed. We went into one section and before we even walked into the door they were asking for a "donation" we said we didn't have cash so they would not allow us in. If it's a donation I am upset if it is a fee than I understand. Either way not... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had already seen many lighthouses on our trip but decided to drive up from Leland anyway. We were glad we did. An interesting well laid out lighthouse with access to the old living quarters.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you are in the Traverse City area it is a nice day trip and well worth the drive up M-22 - very scenic with a number of small towns with unique shops and dining establishments on the drive up to the tip of peninsula. Admission to the lighthouse is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-18 and 5... More 

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Port Sanilac, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a big building compared to most other lighthouses we have been to. The museum staff was very friendly and informative. We had a very nice and informative chat with one of the senior staff women and you could tell she very much liked what she was doing. Our favorite part was the ability to clime into the light... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It's hard to describe the beauty of this location and the views of Lake Michigan. One has to experience it. Very interesting museum, nice gift shop, and did I say the views were stunning - be sure to climb to the top of the lighthouse for the best ones of all.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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