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Cana Island Lighthouse

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Address: Cana Island, Baileys Harbor, WI
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beautiful place to visit

I always enjoy going over to Cana Island Lighthouse have been going to the lighthouse for many years and still enjoy every new visit each year. New things are being done every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kenney, United States
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Willmar, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Neat to see but we didn't pay to take the tour. We Enjoyed looking around the house and the shoreline. Beautiful trail up to the lighthouse.

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Kenney, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I always enjoy going over to Cana Island Lighthouse have been going to the lighthouse for many years and still enjoy every new visit each year. New things are being done every year to improve the lighthouse and the island it is on. Can't wait to see all of the new stuff that has been done every year at Cana... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review...great to hear you enjoyed your visit. The historic Cana Island Light Station is indeed a unique place like no other! We are very proud to take on the large task of restoring her and will indeed have new improvements for your next visit! More 

Chandler
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My brother and I made it up the 97 stairs to the top of the lighthouse. There is an extra charge to climb the lighthouse. Great view and well worth it. Excellent gift shop as well.

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

Thanks so much for the great review! Cana Island is truly unique spot and the climb to the top of the light tower is an extraordinary experience...wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Kind of confusing that you have to pay to go out and see it, and then you have to pay to go up in it. Never been up in one so we just thought to cross off the bucket list, cant rate the lighthouse itself an enthusiast could do a much better job! It was pricey, on the other hand... More 

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

Thanks for the thoughtful review. A comprehensive "Historic Structure Report" was completed in 2009 to assess the restoration and maintenance needs of this important historic site. We are in the stretch run of a million dollar plus fundraising effort and working on several restoration projects on the site. A portion of your admission contributed to this fundraising effort--thank you for... More 

Cedar Rapids, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location, neat old stonework along the shoreline. Giftshop onsite closes at 5:00, arrive by 4 PM if you want to go up into the tower.

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

Thank you for your review. During this spring's restoration efforts every brick on the keeper's house was inspected and replaced as necessary with true cream city brick, as was originally used in 1869, using more than 1,000 bricks. Please come back soon to see what other restoration projects we have undertaken. More 

Franklin, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It was very neat to see a working light house, but over-priced for the tour. I would have to recommend to anyone who is interested in light houses.

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

Thanks much for the review--we are always interested in feedback from our visitors. We are obviously disheartened that you were disappointed. Most visitors find the natural beauty of this unique little island and the rustic historic buildings to be its extraordinary charm. Please know that a portion of your admission will go toward a million-dollar plus preservation and restoration project... More 

New Providence, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Great lighthouse to visit. Kind of scary walking to the top if you don't like hights- but beautiful when you get to the top. Enjoyed the visit and the beach around the lighthouse. It was not too easy to find the place though, not many signs directing you there if you don't have a GPS. Worth the visit.

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

Thanks for the wonderful review...the historic Cana Island Light Station is truly a unique place! I don't think there is quite a view like what we enjoy after the climb to the top of the tower. Please come again soon! More 

Elmhurst, IL
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is an average light house. It is nice that you can go inside, but as noted elsewhere, you need to pay just to go on the grounds which seems a bit much. All of the other lighthouses around the lakes I've visited have been free to go on the grounds, except for Split Rock in MN, which is an... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. In 2006, the U.S. Coast Guard transferred Cana Island to the Door County Parks Department who named the Door County Maritime Museum as operating and historic preservation partner. The museum has been honored to take on such a large historical project and are in the beginning phases of restoring the structure, the main keeper's house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

This historic lighthouse is a must see while in Door County. You're able to walk up to the very top of the lighthouse and see Lake Michigan as well as the beautiful landscapes. The climb up is about 95 stairs and a bit nerve racking, but once you've made it to the top it's awesome!

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

Thank you for the great review! I agree that the breath taking view is well worth the climb! I myself have trouble going down the stairs, oddly enough :) More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you have never seen a lighthouse, this one is a good one to start with. Well kept grounds and good information about the families who lived there. Staff is friendly and informative. It was under renovation yet, but still quite a site to see. There are 2 separate fees, one for entering the grounds, plus another for climbing the... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback. I apologize for the misunderstanding and will check into it so that is presented as clear as possible. Thank you for visiting and please know that a portion of your admission price goes toward our ongoing efforts to restore and preserve this extraordinary tribute to the Door Peninsula's rich maritime history. More 

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Additional Information about Cana Island Lighthouse

Address: Address: Cana Island, Baileys Harbor, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Baileys Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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