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North Point Lighthouse

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Address: 2650 N. Wahl Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0930
Phone Number: 414-332-6754
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Nice historic site

This was my first visit to a lighthouse. The building had been nicely restored and the exhibition gave some interesting information about the history of the place. As might be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
KarenM4799
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This was my first visit to a lighthouse. The building had been nicely restored and the exhibition gave some interesting information about the history of the place. As might be expected there are a number of steps to the top of the lighthouse, with the last flight being a ladder. My boyfriend is afraid of heights, so he declined to... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My GF and I have visited and climbed many lighthouses. I love to bring my camera and take pictures from the observation deck around the lighthouse. As wonderful and historic as this lighthouse is I was somewhat befuddled as to why we could not get out on the deck. The only lighthouses we dont get outside on are the ones... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This was an interesting destination. Thoroughly enjoyed. The guide put you in the shoes of the lighthouse keeper a hundred years ago. Excellent for history buffs.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We just returned from taking our 5 year old grandson on a tour of the North Point Lighthouse located in Lake Park just off Lincoln Memorial Drive in Milwaukee. The cost is only $5 per adult and $3 per child over 5 to 14. It was much more than I expected in there was a good hour long tour and... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Climb the tower and see what the lighthouse keepers saw when it was time to tend the lamp and lens. And spend some time in the very well done museum in the keeper's house--history of the lighthouse, shipwrecks in Lake Michigan, lighthouse and maritime artifacts and more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I was able to combine a wonderful Saturday afternoon fall hike in Lake Park with a tour of the Lighthouse with my out-of-town guest. As long as you have no issues with heights and using a straight ladder, the view from the top of the inside of the lighthouse is fantastic. The trees are in almost full color and Lake... More 

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Thank Shannon A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Milwaukee many times but never stopped here. I have never seen a lighthouse nor walked up the steps of one but this was a thrill. The guides working there are volunteers and really show their passion for the lighthouse and it's history. The staircase is narrow but if you get to the top you will be rewarded... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

There are rumors that the lighthouse is haunted, so we come every few months later in the day in hopes of seeing some paranormal activity. The basement lights flicker on and off often. Is it haunted? Probably not, but we love coming back.

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Thank Matthew S
New Jersey
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you are in Milwaukee, this attraction is worth a visit. It combines local history, scenic views, and walking trails. Depending on what you choose to see and do, your visit could last 1-2 hours. We toured the museum, listened to the presentation, and went up to the top of the lighthouse, and we spent about 1¼ hours there. Visitors... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

not much to do, but pretty to see and walk the grounds We visited as part of the Untapped tours. If you take the tour you are able to see a lot of the highlights of the city, the lighthouse was one of them.

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