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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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Roscoe, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Loved the island itself... The walk out to the island and the island shore were windy, with huge waves. Really could feel nature at work. The interior of the island was perfectly calm with the trees... didn't go into the lighthouse as it was after hours. No one was there to take money after 5 PM in September, so got... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Enjoyed our trip out to the lighthouse. It was informational, staff were friendly, the climb was not bad and the views were great.

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

Ahoy! Thanks much for the great review...thrilled that you enjoyed your visit! More

Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful lights you will see, our dogs were welcome to walk up to the light and we were able to visit the grounds around the light house as well as walk them down to the water. They of course were not welcome inside but it is just so nice to be able to travel... More

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

Wonderful to hear that both you and your dogs enjoyed your visit to the historic Cana Island Light Station...great to hear you'll be back! More

Wausau, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The lighthouse is a work in progress. It needs maintenance done on the building, and there is evidence of construction equipment around the lighthouse. It was a $6 fee to go to the lighthouse, and another fee to climb to the top of the lighthouse. Hopefully they will continue to improve and refurbish it. There are no flush toilets in... More

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

Ahoy! Yep, we are in the midst of $1M+ restoration project on the light tower and keepers quarters. We hope you'll forgive our dust as we complete the project...on the upside, it is a rare opportunity to see unique work being accomplished on an iconic historic structure. Hope you can return soon to see our progress. Please know that a... More

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful lighthouses in Door County. It's setting is very picturesque as well. The view of the lighthouse and the surrounding park are spectacular at daybreak.

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

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I visited just after Labor Day weekend, which is considered off season. There's a $6 fee to get to the lighthouse and another $4 charge to climb the tower. My nephew is 4 years old and wasn't allowed to climb the tower because of his height, so the adults had to take turns going up (though children 5 and under... More

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

Ahoy! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your understanding on the restoration work in progress...we are in the midst of a $1M restoration project and the challenges of winter in Wisconsin, we must do some of the work during "visitor hours." On the upside you got to see the restoration of a 140+ year-old lighthouse...a rare experience,... More

Ashland, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I am a huge lover of everything lighthouses. It cost us $20 for 2 for tour the grounds and climb to the top. 92 steps. Well worth it. It was a gorgeous windy day and the white caps rolling in on Lake Michigan were awesome.

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

Thanks much for the wonderful review...great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the historic Cana Island Light Station! More

Ohio
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Five older family members visited The Cana Lighthouse recently. We have seen many lighthouses, but really enjoyed this one. The rooms have not been restored, but are as they were. We did not climb the the steps to the light as 2 of our family members would have had difficulty with it. We were able to talk to two guides... More

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

Ahoy! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit...Cana Island is truly and extraordinary place! Thanks for the review... More

Fox River Grove, IL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The lighthouse is a very cool, must see stop on any Door County vacation. Its really exciting to make it up to the top and see the amazing views that are available here. there are also some -pretty amazing views on your walk to the lighthouse and past it out to the water. There are some things that are helpful... More

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

Ahoy! Thanks much for the review. The historic Cana Island Light Station is indeed a rustic place and running water is one of those luxuries that we must forgo. On the upside, it does provide some unique insights into the challenges of life on a remote lighthouse on the rugged, storm swept shores of Lake Michigan. More

Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The lighthouse is really neat and we learned a lot. You can go all the way to the top and look out! There were lots of cool miniature rock statues nearby (and we added one, too). It was expensive - $34 for four of us - but we got some cool photos and spent about 60 mins there. Hold on... 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 are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to the Cana Island Light Station. 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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