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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 #21 of 89 attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Lighthouses
Traveler Description: The North Point Lighthouse is located at 2650 N. Wahl Avenue within Lake Park –one of the first public parks in Milwaukee .The lighthouse was... more »
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Carpentersville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The light house is super cute but far away from all other attractions. It took us a while to figure out where it was because it is not exactly where you would think a light house would be located. It's on the top of a hill hidden behind trees. Barely visible from the lake. When we went it was closed.... More

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Hamburg, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

found this lighthouse on a walk from the Milwaukee art museum. I loved hearing about the history of this lighthouse,.it was vary amusing. I want to go back in the fall.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a great outing and you learn a lot about the history of the lighthouse. The staff is extremely knowledgable, friendly, and answers any questions you have. We enjoyed climbing to the top and the awesome views. I've taken kids on field trips climbing to the top can be a little daunting for kids younger than 9 or people... More

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We've lived in Wisconsin for 2 years and have been to North Point Lighthouse twice - and will definitely return again. The first time we went, it was a hot day. We climbed to the very top and boy was it HOT! Great view, though. The second time we went it was an inordinately freezing day. I didn't think I'd... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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73 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On weekends bwt 1 and 4pm, you can enjoy a docent tour. Admission is $5. Museum at the base is interesting, and the climb to the top is fun. Wear appropriate shoes for climbing a ladder (at the top), and I'd advise against doing this on a hot day. Combine this visit with a leisurely stroll around Lake Park /... More

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Woodstock, IL
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

With the help of a very knowledgeable docent, we learned a lot about this particular lighthouse and others around the Great Lakes. It was a beautiful sunny day so we climbed the 84 steps and looked over Lake Michigan, a beautiful sight. There are a lot of pictures and artifacts to learn from and enjoy.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The lighthouse is beautiful, overlooking Lake Michigan. There are a lot of artifacts at the base of the lighthouse, and then you can go up to the top of the tower. Our docent was friendly and knowledgeable. Going up the winding staircase and then the ladder at the top was a fun adventure, rewarded by a beautiful view at the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We visited in Winter and around the Christmas season with my husband, teenage daughter and 10 year old who also had a friend with her. We spent some time in the museum, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus and doing some of the various art activities that they had available, due to the holiday season. They also had some snacks... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was nice to pass an hour or so. View from the top is very nice! It was worth the $5 admission to me. No more though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A great history of the lighthouses on the Lake. Map of lighthouse locations is unique. Climb to the top is worth the visit - great view of the shore and lake. Dress warmly on a cold day for the "big tin can"!

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