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North Point Lighthouse

2650 N. Wahl Avenue, P.O. Box 930, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0930
414-332-6754
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Ranked #20 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks

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MILWAUKEE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

John Gurda, Milwaukee's Historian gave a fantastic lecture at the Lighthouse. He went from the beginning of the Lighthouse to present covering all aspects of why it was built, how it was restored and its original purpose. The view from the top of the Lighthouse is one that can't be seen from anywhere else in the city...certainly worth a visit... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you have a few days to spend in Milwaukee or are a resident, add North Point Lighthouse as a destination. There is a small fee, but you do get to walk to the top of the lighthouse with a view of Lake Michigan. You start your tour in a small museum with history of the Milwaukee harbor area. Stay... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Apparently not very well known by the locals, but is definitely worth a visit as it is a true piece of Great Lakes maritime history. The exhibits tell a comprehensive story of the area, shipping on the Great Lakes, and the hard life of a light keeper. The staff is very knowledgeable and love to engage visitors.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The lighthouse is extremely well preserved and restored, and the museum is quite interesting. The museum is only open limited hours because it is staffed by volunteers, but I found the volunteers on duty to be extremely helpful and interested in speaking about the artifacts on display. Unfortunately our kids did not take too much interest in the light house... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I got a stamp book so we could visit different lighthouses and get a stamp for our book. This one was different to see. Climb up was easy with plenty of space. Others we've been on were much harder. View is terrific. People volunteering inside are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The keepers quarters of this lighthouse has been turned into the police headquarters. I think this is a good idea!! The temp was 53 degrees the day we were there and there were surfers in the water. Braver souls than me. But loved watching them from the garden. Beautiful area!!

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Pine Bush, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Just stopped by to snap a few pictures while on the Untapped Tour bus. Nice view of Lake Michigan. Might have taken the tour if we had the time. The price is a bit high, but a lot of these lighthouse "friends" groups operate with volunteers only, and on shoestring budgets. What they charge usually goes right back into the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Nice area to walk in and enjoy the outdoors, lighthouse is interesting. Wouldn't go out of my way, but we were close by.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Well worth the visit and walk through the Fredrick Law Olmested designed park in which the lighthouse resides. Very interesting to be able to climb to the top of the lighthouse and see the view.

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97 reviews 97 reviews
95 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice and historic lighthouse located in a beautiful park. you can see lots of stories and artifacts and eventually go up to the light house, but the view was just okay

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