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Address: Cana Island, Baileys Harbor, WI
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Quaint story. Good history. Great Lake lighthouses played an important role in our development as a state.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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DeForest, Wisconsin
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DeForest, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Quaint story. Good history. Great Lake lighthouses played an important role in our development as a state.

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

Please join us again to see Phase II of our restoration project and landscape renovation. We will be restoring the oil house, the barn, and the keeper's house. Thank you for your review! More 

Davenport, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Cool Lighthouse. Seems like I've seen it before. Or maybe it looks like the rest. I'm not sure anymore. But they did have a cool beach near by.

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Cana Island Light Station is one of those really unique places. It is fun to imagine what it must have been like for the lighthouse keeper and family to live at this remote little outpost. More 

alsip
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Went to the lighthouse and the views were wonderful...construction crew was there doing upkeep on the lighthouse....something nice to do....but it cost more than it should and I know the cost helps with repairs....got a little souveniors shop in the bottom of the lighthouse too

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

Thank you for your review! We are looking to have this part of the construction phase done by May 15. Then the lighthouse store will be open. We are excited to be able to showcase new merchandise as well as allow visitors to climb the tower and see the best view in Door County! More 

Richfield, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Every time we visit Door County we stop at the Cana Island Lighthouse. Sometimes the water is high, sometimes the water is low and sometimes the water is FROZEN! Do you geocache? This was one of our FAVORITE geocache finds EVER!

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

We are thrilled that you enjoy several visits a year to Cana Island Lighthouse. We don't geocache at the moment but I will surely look into it soon. Thank you for your positive and clever review! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The trip to the lighthouse was informative and fun. It was within walking distance of Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort, which is the best place to stay in the Door, and we loved every minute we were in the area.

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

Thanks for the positive review...great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Cana Island Lighthouse. It is an amazing time to climb the light tower and experience the views as well as get a peak at the historic Fresnel lens manufactured in France in the 1860s. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks much for the positive review. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The climb to the top of the light tower is truly a unique experience. More 

Hudson, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Amy P, Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review...we're thrilled you enjoyed your visit. The rustic charm and natural beauty is what makes the historic Cana Island Light Station such a special place. More 

Algonquin,Il
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Amy P, Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review...we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to the historic Cana Island Light Station. We hope you'll make a return visit in the not too distant future to make your climb to the top of the light tower...it's a unique experience and the view is extraordinary! It's fun to imagine what it must have... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

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