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Cana Island Lighthouse

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Address: Cana Island, Baileys Harbor, WI
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every year we make a point to go up and check it out and we are never disappointed.just the scenery and we always have our shoes off to wade in lake Michigan.very peaceful to sit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Almond, Wisconsin
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Almond, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

every year we make a point to go up and check it out and we are never disappointed.just the scenery and we always have our shoes off to wade in lake Michigan.very peaceful to sit and take it all in

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, friendly staff. Cute gift shop, a bit expensive but have to pay for the upkeep. Beware of park entrance fee and extra fee to climb up light house. No matter how old you are, there is a fee. I think it should be 10 and under are free. Not a family friendly place for kids under 5. We... More 

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Cana Island Lighthouse is worth a drive. It is still a working lighthouse, and it is amazing to see the mechanics of the light. The lens is a work of art in itself. Do take the time to climb the tower. It is a bit of a challenge for those with problems with heights. We did this on a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fun place to learn about. The lighthouse is full of artifacts, stories and history. Five dollars per person to go to the top. View is nice but wish the kids would've been cheaper. $50+ for a family of four for admission and visit to the top--ouch! It's only 90-something steps :) hard to imagine not getting to go up once... More 

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting that you access by crossing a lightly breaking "shore" - so wear shoes you don't mind getting wet or take them off to cross. The historical displays in the lighthouse were of no interest to my 13-year-old, but they are simply done and brief, if you don't enjoy that kind of thing. Gift shop onsite was OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

I love light houses and this was such a joy to be able to climb up the inside and see the view of the Lake and area from the top. The staff was very friendly and made it all the better. Beautiful area to visit. Thank you for the memories.

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

Thanks much for the great review...a visit to the historic Cana Island Light Station is definitely one of the "must do" adventures on any visit to the Door Peninsula. More 

ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Bought tickets to go up the tower and when we got there they said to hurry and be quick because we are closing. Waste of money

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Amy P, Public Relations 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 apologize that the open hours were not more clearly stated when you purchased your tickets. We hope you'll feel better knowing that a significant portion of your admission fees go toward a nearly two million dollar restoration project presently underway on the historic... More 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is not often that you can go up in a working lighthouse. While this seems a little expensive, they are in the process of renovating and we trust that the money will be well spent. Do walk down to the beach, which was full of small shells. Would recommend closed toe sandals since your feet might get wet crossing... More 

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

Thanks for the review...we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to the Cana Island Light Station. You are correct 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. Stop by again soon to see our progress. More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This lighthouse is in need of some more restoration, but over all, quite interesting. Worth the price of admission if you are into light houses.

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

Thank you for your review. We are indeed continuing our restoration efforts on Cana Island. We have restored and protected the structure and will need to restore the inside of the house and the outbuildings on the island. Please visit again to see our progress. More 

Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great visit with knowledgeable staff. Fun time for all. Small climb to the top but the views were fantastic.

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

We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to our historic Door County landmark! Please come again soon! More 

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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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