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“Interesting Lighthouse” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Point Pinos Lighthouse

Point Pinos Lighthouse
Asilomar Avenue, Between Ocean View Boulevard and Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
831-648-5716
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Owner description: One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.
Palm Desert, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Interesting Lighthouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. Easy to get there and ample parking in area. Docents and displays add to the experience. Maintained by local historical society, so donations are welcomed at the door. View of how lighthouse living arrangement of 150 years ago very interesting.

Visited December 2012
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Houston, Canada
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“BONUS TOUR!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

While watching the Monarch Butterflies at Pacific Grove a local recommended I visit the lighthouse. What a treat! The view of the ocean from the Lighthouse is fantastic! A tour guide was on site who shared the history of the building. A must see if you are in the area.

Visited November 2013
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Layton, Utah
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“Can't take photo when closed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Tried to just take a photo in the AM and was told by a man that the lighthouse was CLOSED and to step back behind the gate (which was open when I arrived). Don't make the same mistake I did. Stay back from the gate until the official opening times listed on the sign.

Visited October 2013
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San Ramon, California
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“Beautiful restoration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a remarkable restoration - a piece of California history not to be missed. Volunteers are very friendly and provide background. We even met one woman who lived there as a young bride in the 50's! Loved it!!

Visited October 2013
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Sacramento, California
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“Worth the Stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

A little piece of history tucked away. For $2 you can come inside and see the living areas and basement where there is some interesting items and information. Volunteers are very knowledgeable and interesting. We were greeted by a Navy wife who was stationed here with her husband in the 1950's. Very cool to hear her story. Beautiful view and wonderful photo op. Some restoration work is being done but it's still open and easy to access.

Visited October 2013
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