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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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Sleepy Hollow
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited several lighthouses while in Door County, but this one was by far the best since you can go inside and climb to the top. The remoteness and walk to the lighthouse from the parking lot makes you aware that it's on an island and in a special place. Established in 1869 and automated in 1944, the island is... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice little surprise while exploring the backroads of Door County. Worth the climb to the top, very windy on the day I was there.

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Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the walk straight up inside the lighthouse. This lighthouse is still in use. You get all your questions answered by a friendly gent. A fun attraction for the whole family.

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This lighthouse is a real gem. It has an interesting history and still lights. There are great views and it is in a great location. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse. Be sure to take time to tour the grounds.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Visited at opening time (10 AM) on a Sunday and almost had the place to ourselves. Good photo day with sun / clouds; walked all around and out on the beach. Definitely worth the extra few $ for the climb, and the museum is quite good. Highly recommended for lighthouse buffs or anyone looking for a fine attraction in Door... More

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Lancaster, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was my niece and I's first time viewing a lighthouse and it was a great view, great people, and definitely enjoyed this light house. Definitely a place we would come back to.

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

Ahoy! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit to the historic Cana Island Light Station...hope you can visit again, soon. Thanks for the great review! More

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My son and I climbed the 97 steps and it was worth it. The view on the top was beautiful. The museum was interesting as well. The grounds were beautiful.

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

The climb to the top of the light tower is a unique experience...we're thrilled to hear that you and your son could enjoy the extraordinary views from the gallery...hope you got lots of great pictures! Thanks for the wonderful review... More

London, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a somewhat hidden gem but we loved our visit - and were very lucky with the lovely views we got from the top of the lighthouse - a few minutes after we climbed down the mist descended but this only added to the wonderful experience.

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

Ahoy! "Evocative" is the perfect word to describe a visit to the historic Cana Island Light Station. When the fog and mist blanket the island, it becomes a magical place. Hope you can visit again in the not too distant future... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your visits to Cana Island...wonderful that you could make trips out at different times of the day to both see the lighthouse beacon and tour the keepers quarters and light tower. Come again, soon! More

wheaton IL
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116 reviews 116 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 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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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. Hope you can visit again, soon. More

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