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Cana Island Lighthouse

Address: Cana Island, Baileys Harbor, WI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Lovely little piece of history. We climbed the lighthouse and it was worth the extra few dollars. Great views of the water and surrounding Fall colors!

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This should be a must stop for people visiting Door County. The museum has great info! Stop in there before going up to the top. Oh and bring cash or a check as they don't take cards at the entrance. Beautiful views!

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Algonquin,Il
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Nice place to visit and great place for pictures. Be sure to walk down to the lake and shore. Great history and if you are willing to take the hike up the stairs to to the top do so!! Was windy at the top but those who went up said it was worth it.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

This was a wonderful lighthouse to experience. Once on top, you'll see beautiful views of the Great Lake. The grounds are gorgeous, too. Worth it!

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Bob D, General Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Ahoy! Thanks so much for the wonderful review...thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to the historic Cana Island Light Station! More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Took a second trip to the light house. It's worth the price to climb to the top. The view is fantastic. It's got a lot of history and great storyboards and things to look at describing what life was like at the light house. It's also worth walking the grounds and heading to the shore in front of the light... More

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Bob D, General Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

We always enjoy hearing from return visitors...welcome back! Thanks for the great review. Hope you can stop back by in the not too distant future to see the lighthouse after the exterior restoration is finished this fall...believe you'll be impressed! More

Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The lake side of the Door is more rugged and beautiful, so visiting the lighthouse on a blustery day just adds to the charm. Some construction going on but didn't detract from the tour

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Bob D, General Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Ahoy! Thanks much for the great review...we're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit! More

Marshall, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A long time ago and I mean a long time ago I remember going to Cana Island and the water rushing from both sides and getting you wet which was fun just to see how high the water comes up to you. Now there is a walkway and they have bathrooms and you can go in the lighthouse and up... More

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Bob D, General Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Ahoy! Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Cana Island...thanks much for the great review. Hope you can visit again soon to see our restoration efforts are progressing. Thanks again! More

Janesville, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I would say this is an awesome Lighthouse and a must see if you visit Bailey's Harbor. We loved climbing up the lighthouse and looking over Lake Michigan that was worth my $10!! It is cool to walk around the back of it on the shoreline and take in the views. Its $6 to get in and $4 to climb... More

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Bob D, General Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review...we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to the historic Cana Island Light Station! More

Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I am not a fan of enclosed spaces, so the spiraling metal stairs (that you can kind of see through to the bottom for an added height stress experience) were a bit harrowing, but the view was worth it. We weren't sure we wanted to go up, so the gentleman at the gate charged us only the entrance fee and... More

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Bob D, General Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Ahoy! Glad to hear you worked up the courage to climb the light tower...an extraordinary experience. And as you say, the view is spectacular. Imagine the light keepers of old making the climb carrying buckets of oil to keep the lamp burning! More

South Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We came specifically to Wisconsin to see Lake Michigan lighthouses. This was a really interesting one. The gentleman who welcomed us had fun stories to tell us and we enjoyed the climb up the stairs to see the magnificent lens at the top and the view of Lake Micigan.

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Bob D, General Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review...thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit! The historic Cana Island Light Station in truly an extraordinary place. More

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