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Cana Island Lighthouse

Cana Island, Baileys Harbor, WI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds,you really get the feel of the light keepers job and lifestyle. The tour of house and tower fascinating. We went twice once in evening after hours the light was perfect for photos. We went back during day to tour the house.

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wheaton IL
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113 reviews 113 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a must see and can be any experience you want it to. We made a picnic, they have 5 picnic tables and a few benches. You park in an area and walk a rocky flat surface a few blocks down til you are at the island. They have 2 handicap parking spaces for those who cannot walk they... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I read the reviews online and decided to bring my family here for a day trip. This place is WAY overpriced. For a family of 4, it was $30 to see/climb the lighthouse. (only 3 of us climbed). They charge an adult $6 just to walk to the lighthouse and an additional $4 to climb it. We spent about 45... More

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Bob D, General 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

Richfield, WI
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76 reviews 76 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I have visited Door County on numerous occasions and thought we had discovered every county and state park. We wandered down the road that led to Cana Island Lighthouse, and although we'd been there before, obviously had not gone all of the way up to the lighthouse. We were looking for a nice, outdoor place to enjoy... More

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

Ahoy! Thanks so much for the wonderful review!! The historic Cana Island Light Station is indeed an extraordinary place. The recent (last spring) addition of a visitor parking lot and (modern?) pit toilet have greatly enhanced the visitor experience. We are also working on significant restoration work on the lighthouse and other historic buildings. Please know that a portion of... More

Barrington, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Things open late in Door County. Walked the area at 8:30 am, before the 10am opening. Left a donation. The "causeway" probably hasn't been underwater in years, so don't believe the wear water shoes recommendation. Terrific view, foghorns in the background, beautiful setting. Worth the ride, drive and walk!

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

Ahoy! Thank much for the donation...as we continue our progress on restoring the lighthouse and other historic buildings we can use all the help (money) we can get. We'll be getting started on some significant restoration work later this summer...hope you can visit to see the progress. thanks again! More

Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband and I arrived here about 6pm in the evening. The parking lot was empty and I thought we should just leave but he thought not! I reluctantly followed him along a gravel path leading to the lighthouse without seeing a soul, only the gulls. It was beautiful, like something out of a movie. I felt a little afraid... More

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

Thanks much for the review...the Cana Island Light Station is truly a magical place. We hope you can return for a visit when the lighthouse is open (10-5 daily)...the climb to the to top of the light tower is an experience that shouldn't be missed! More

Streator, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stopped here because we were on a lighthouse trolley tour. I wish we could have stayed here longer. We did pay the extra to climb the lighthouse, which was neat. There are definitely many photo opportunities. Make this a must on your list of things to do in Door County!!!

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

Ahoy! Thanks so much for the great review...we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the historic Cana Island Light Station! More

Astoria, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The grounds are beautiful and the historical exhibits are interesting, but the real draw is the 97-step climb to the top of the lighthouse. There's a reason they charge four bucks for that: it's really cool. We went on a misty day, so no sweepy lake vistas, but the fog made everything look spooky and even scarier at the top... More

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

Ahoy! Thanks for the great review...thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to the historic Cana Island Light Station! ...and yes, when the mist and fog roll in, the island becomes magical. More

Rochester, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went 30 minutes prior to sunset and we had the island to ourselves. This is a spot I wouldn't want to miss. We loved being able to walk directly to the island having parked our car on the mainland and taking the short walk over the causeway. There was no one at the entrance hut, so we just helped... More

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

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Cana Island is truly a unique and beautiful spot, especially at sunset. There is an admission charge to visit when the lighthouse is open (10-5 daily from May through November). As you discovered the island is accessible from dawn until dusk year 'round and is free of charge when the lighthouse is... More

Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you enjoy lighthouses, this is a must see. We were greeted in the parking lot by a lighthouse volunteer. Gave us the history of the lighthouse and told us what to expect during our visit. Everyone else we encountered was just as helpful. It's a fun visit and the view of the lake is amazing.

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

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

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