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White River Light Station Museum

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Address: 6199 Murray Road, Whitehall, MI
Phone Number: 231-894-8265
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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It's a bit of a trek to get to this light station (well, they weren't built to be visited by car), but worth the time to see part of American history. No tall tower to climb, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2014
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's a bit of a trek to get to this light station (well, they weren't built to be visited by car), but worth the time to see part of American history. No tall tower to climb, but no light in the light room. The museum has a number of artifacts including a life ring from the Edmond Fitzgerald.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful grounds and scenery. Unfortunately we assumed it would be open, but the station building is closed on Mondays. We'll have to try again another time.

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Howard City, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Love this lighthouse, even got married by it. A little walk to the beach though and its on a small curvy road on the way back not a good spot in the winter but gorgous to view.

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Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is our second (my wife and myself) trip to the white river light station. Its good to see that SPLKA is doing more to promote the lighthouse, but is sad to see the basement is closed off.

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West Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful area, this lighthouse has a lot of history and you can ask about it from the curator/keeper that resides in the lighthouse. Check at the visitors bureau in Whitehall for family pricing available. We purchased a family pass for $10 there during a festival. Take South Shore Drive along White Lake to Murray Rd. Murray is very curvy and... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Loved the extensive history, documentation and items available. This piece of Michigan light house history would be good for families with children that are out of the toddler stage. Steep steps and many artifacts. This historical site would be good for a stop and spend max 45 minutes at the Light house. The MI beach is just down from the... More 

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Indiana, United States
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125 reviews 125 reviews
51 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was our 2nd lighthouse of our 2nd day going up the coast, we got here right as it opened and paid to get in. It was a bit difficult to find and nestled in the middle of nowhere. The girl working was friendly and the museum was neat. Loved going up in the tower and looking out. It wasn't... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The museum itself was closed, but the grounds are very pretty and it's a short walk along the lake to the beach at Lake Michigan.

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Lansing, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Cute little lighthouse. Nice area to walk around. Did not climb the stairs because would have cost $8.

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Dallas, Texas
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477 reviews 477 reviews
236 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The light station was interesting from the outside, but I was unable to tour the museum because it was still closed for the season.

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