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Cana Island Lighthouse

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Address: Cana Island, Baileys Harbor, WI
Phone Number: 9207435958
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Lake and Lighthouse

This lighthouse has been working for over 146 year now, it still is used today. it costs 7 to get in to the 'park' and an additional 5 to walk up to the top- it is worth the 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Liz J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This lighthouse has been working for over 146 year now, it still is used today. it costs 7 to get in to the 'park' and an additional 5 to walk up to the top- it is worth the 5 dollars. The views are amazing, and not to mention you can see for miles. Highly recommend.

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Nelson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Tours are available with or without the tower climb. I would recommend the tower climb, if you are physically able to climb the 97 stairs. Beware if you are afraid of heights however. The winds were light at about 15-20 mph the day we went, and it was VERY windy at the top of the lighthouse. We were told that... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice view of the outside. The direct surrounding grounds were recently renovated and looked nice. Nice place to visit the shoreline. No inside visit of the lighthouse exist, and no pictures of the inside were displayed.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Rustic roads lead to the parking lot at Cana Island. After crossing a very thin sliver of land, you arrive at a gatehouse where they ask for $7 per adult just to visit the island. All that's on the island is the lighthouse and some nice parkland. Then, if you wish to climb the 97 steps to the top of... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We have embarked on a major restoration project on the lighthouse and other historic buildings and charge to help the restoration efforts. The Island is such a unique place that we want to do what we can to keep it open for future generations to learn and understand what lighthouse keeping meant in its time. More 

Green Bay, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It's a beautiful drive up toward the LIghthouse and then a bit of a walk to where you pay and I will say I was a bit surprised at the cost of this Door County Park. $7.00 to walk to and around the Lighthouse, and an extra $5.00 to walk up the stairs of the Lighthouse. The 5 of us... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to Cana Island! A large portion of your admission fee goes toward our multi-million dollar restoration project. Please stop back again to see the progress we have made! More 

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited today with my wife, two children and their grand parents. After a lengthy but pretty drive in the woods down the Peninsula we arrived at a parking lot, and walked 10 minutes to the entry of the island. At the entry point there is a hut where they charge you the fees for the island. Note: - Children (ages... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do our best to use all feedback to continually improve. We're saddened to learn that you feel that the admission price for you and your family to visit the historic Cana Island Light Station was excessive. We hope you'll feel better knowing that a significant portion of your admission fees will go toward a... More 

Fall River, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've been going to Door County for over 30 years and this year my 7 year old and I went to Cana Island Lighthouse. For the two of us to visit the island and go up the tower it costs $21. A little pricey but the money helps preserve the site. The view from the top is beautiful. On a... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit! Hope you can stop back by in a year or two to check out all the restoration work we are in the process of for the lighthouse and other historic buildings. Thanks again. More 

South Elgin, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Unless you are a light house fanatic, why pay that much? Payed $7 to walk around, climbing the light house would have been an extra $5. Was not impressed.

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. A large part of your admission is currently going toward a multi-million dollar restoration project to preserve the physical history of such an iconic place in the Door Peninsula. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We came to Cana Island Lighthouse excited to show our granddaughter this interesting history. As we approached the ticket agent, he said a storm was approaching and we should get our tickets and head to the house. We spent 10 minutes outside and perhaps 10 inside, then my granddaughter had to go to the bathroom. We went quickly, then tried... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

We are disheartened that you were disappointed in your visit! We take your feedback seriously and will do our best to improve communications. Please try back on a sunnier day. It is really a unique experience! More 

Wisconsin
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I decided to tour the Cana Island Lighthouse on our first afternoon in Door County. We have toured lighthouses in Maine, California, Florida etc. The docent was very interesting on the climb to the top. It is a very family friendly attraction, we saw many families when we were there.

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return! More 

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