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Cana Island Lighthouse

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Address: Cana Island, Baileys Harbor, WI
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Fun for all ages

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
John M
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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
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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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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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