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Marblehead Lighthouse

Marblehead, OH
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Marblehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/day tour
Description: One of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes, it towers 65 feet into the air.
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Parma, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If you are into lighthouses, this is a nice stop. There is plenty of parking, and generally the area is pretty empty except on holidays. Sitting on the rocks and listening to the water is very relaxing. Not a vacation destination, but worth of visit if you are in the area.

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Lima, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Not open to go up very often. Beautiful area. We watched the sunrise from here on sunday morning and it was awesome!!!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We arrives before 12 so I could be on the first tour; they take 20 people every 20 minutes and there can be a long wait in the afternoon. Museum has some cool displays and souveniers.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse is a must see if you are visiting Marblehead. The grounds have a fantastic view of the lake and its very cool to be a part of history as this is the oldest active lighthouse on the great lakes. Great place for the family or even couples

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Berea, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was a very breezy day, but it was stunning looking out over the lake. Several locals were there eating their dinner (no restaurants on property). Enjoyed walking on the rocks. The lighthouse was rustic & beautiful. Would have stayed much longer if the wind wasn't so brisk.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to this lighthouse every year for about 20 years. My mom used to take us here...now having my own family we still go visit . Views here are AWSOME !! This is a nice peaceful place , people fish here as well as bring their own chairs and books to just read relax and enjoy the lake... More

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Amherst, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Well worth the stop. Great view from top. Most helpful guides, who were principally volunteers, I think, although one was in an ODNR "uniform".

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Dayton, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is not so often anymore that one can climb to the top of a lighthouse. I always take advantage of climbing up if I can. You should check their website for hours. We went on a Sunday - open between 4pm and 6pm. The Light had 77 steps up a narrow circular iron staircase. They warned anyone who was... More

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Canton, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We frequently go to Marblehead for day trips with our kids. We love the lighthouse, and getting to climb around on the rocks. Just use caution, as the wet rocks can be quite slippery. It's great being able to see Cedar Point from here as well.

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bellevue, Oh
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I highly recommend a lighthouse tour if you get an opportunity. Unless you're afraid of heights...ha ha. It's an interesting piece of architecture, the views are fantastic and it's wonderful any time of the year. Beautiful and peaceful.

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