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Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Activities: Getting married
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Quick Tour is worth it.

My wife likes lighthouses and this one is not an exception. She even bought a patter to counter cross stitch it. The hole area of Point Loma is worth the stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

My wife likes lighthouses and this one is not an exception. She even bought a patter to counter cross stitch it. The hole area of Point Loma is worth the stop.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The visit will provide with a very clear perspective of why San Diego works. View the city from above, the bay, and the military in action. Very educational.

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is not always available to go inside but that is fine since it is an old historic spot and needs to be preserved. We just stopped and looked for a bit and had a great view down to Mexico, fortunately. This is one of those gotta go at least once and ponder yonder. Give yourself about 3 hours to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Worth your time and $5. One of my favorite afternoons of our trip and my young boys enjoyed it too. Very nice museum and friendly staff.

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Davie, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I wish I had more time to explore this!! We discovered this at the last minute and had to run through it quickly. The museum and lighthouse itself were so great! The views were stunning. A must see for great views of the bay and the whole city.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

What a great place to see San Diego, Coronado and the navel base, the planes, sunsets, lighthouse it's all stunning and you'll see the grave stones for the men that fought for our freedom...so thank all of them, we had it SO VERY GOOD!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The old Point Loma lighthouse has some cool history to it. It has information on the fresnel lenses used at that location during the operation period of the lighthouse. The assistant lighthouse keeper quarters have been changed into a museum of sorts with displays and information on different lens types and refraction, as well as good information as to why... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lighthouse is beautiful, as is the view and the cemetery apparently holds 97,000 veterans so worth a moment of your time and respect.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Located on point loma it gives you a perfect view over the ocean. The small museum tells the story gives a little bit of background. Perfect spot for panoramic pictures.

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The old Point Loma Light hours is in a difficult place, it is on the outer shoulder of Point Loma. It has historical significance as one of the latter lighthouses to us 'Fresnel' lenses.

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