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North Point Lighthouse

Address: 2650 N. Wahl Avenue, P.O. Box 930, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0930
Phone Number: 414-332-6754
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Ranked #27 of 240 things to do in Milwaukee
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

As a Milwaukee native, I didn't even know that this place existed. And what a pleasant discovery! Part relaxing, part museum, and part fantastic view. Friendly volunteers. Really a must see for Milwaukeeans. Very interesting history.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a lot of fun and interesting facts.You are going to climb a ladder to look out, so where something practical, but you don't have to. It only costs a couple bucks. Veterans and service people are free, and there always seems to be a Groupon for this. Great something to see and do for the money.

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Chicago
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Even thought it was February with much snow on the ground, we still enjoyed our stroll to the lighthouse set on the beautiful Lake Michigan lakefront. The neighborhood around the lighthouse and park is filled with beautiful older homes that are fun to stroll passed, too. The lighthouse itself was not open for tours, but we enjoyed our time at... More 

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Our own Lighthouse- been moved but it is still our own great tours & staff are very informed and friendly Lake Park is very nice for a walk and visit the Light

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Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The location and neighborhood were really great too see. The gentlemen who was our tour guide did an excellent job on telling us the story of this lighthouse. Was cloudy but the view was still worthwhile. People running this lighthouse are very informative and make you feel very welcome!

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MILWAUKEE
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
73 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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