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Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers association

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Address: 707 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9664
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+1 231-436-5580
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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this year was better

last year the store clerk was not very good this year there were 2 different people there and very helpful. made it worth going in.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 4, 2017
charmelash
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Sturgis, Michigan
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Sturgis, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

last year the store clerk was not very good this year there were 2 different people there and very helpful. made it worth going in.

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Salado, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The clerk which helped us was an excellent local ambassador for the area. Definitely worth visiting and learning about the "to do and see" here✔️✔️

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Thank KeeperofLight
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

GLLKA is an organization devoted to preserving history, its a lot more than a gift shop devoted to maritime items from the straits, they run lighthouse cruises out of the Sheplers Ferry company to many of the lighthouse in the straits. A great family activity

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Thank Thomas P
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed spending a early Sunday morning looking through their gift store selections of decorations, T-shirts, books and lighthouse art while we talked with the volunteer working that morning about the lighthouses we have been to and want to visit someday. She had lots of advice about where to visit and suggestions about which lighthouses are near Mackinac and... More 

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Thank George M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit to get information about the 129 lighthouses in Michigan. Lots of friendly people with great info.

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Thank Linda V
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Wealth of knowledge here. Staff recommended other lighthouses to visit. Books, and souvenirs available here. Check hours before going.

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Thank Irvin A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is a little fund raising store that contains the straights of Mackinac lighthouse information along with lighthouse information anywhere in the great lakes. Everything from maps, shirts, coasters, lighthouse replicas, lots of books on maritime on the great lakes. So many items I can't remember them all. You are guaranteed to find the maritime information you are looking for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

One of the best places to get information for our lighthouse tour in the area. Would recommend them to any light house enthusiast.

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Sturgis, Michigan
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105 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

We would of loved to go into this place this year; but the attendant was to busy smoking outside and would not give it up. Have been in there before and really enjoyed it; I don't think I will go back for a few years though.

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Thank charmelash
Detroit, Michigan
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015

They have great stuff if you love lighthouses. Everything to buy that is lighthouse. Also a great place to obtain history information. They are great that they maintain and restore lighthouses in the area. Membership should be considered. I bought some back issues of the Beacon. Very interesting. Stop buy and support this worthwhile cause!!!

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