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Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers association

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Excellent collection of serious reference material!

We've been looking forward to a visit here to buy a reprint of the LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS MANUAL. It's... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Bullard, Texas
best place to buy gifts.

I loved this shop and the people were so friendly and helpful. This is a hidden gem well worth the... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
karen l
Lansing, Michigan
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707 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9664
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We've been looking forward to a visit here to buy a reprint of the LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS MANUAL. It's a small bookstore with the best reference material plus a good supply of nice gift/souvenir material (stationary, jewelry, vests and jackets). The lady at the counter was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

I loved this shop and the people were so friendly and helpful. This is a hidden gem well worth the time to visit and buy from. I would rather buy my gifts here than anywhere else. support your local buisness

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karen l
Reviewed August 27, 2018

we went up inside lighthouse and the tour was great really enjoyed this stop and was very interesting

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Books, lighthouse models, postcards, pens are only the beginning of the items found in this store. Only a couple rooms, but you will find ideas for souvenirs, gifts, or research materials.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lkidd1234
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

GLLKA is a little store, ( in front of thier offices), that has done a world of good for the lighthouses in Michigan. The little store which has all things lighthouses is one way GLLKA brings awareness to the history of lighthouse keepers who lived...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jirasela
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We visited here July 10th after exploring Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse. We were able to get our Lighthouse Passport stamps to several lighthouses. Staff was very friendly and helpful. There was a lot of information available as well as gifts to buy! Great place

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Nice museum with a story to tell. Plenty of interesting artifacts and history. Some exhibits are hands on for kids of all ages!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marcus_Travelus
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We have been to the GLLKA several times and are never disappointed. The staff there is very knowledgeable about the lighthouses their association maintains. Further, you can get the stamps for about 16 lighthouses in the Mackinaw City area that are in both Lakes Huron...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kanda F
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit even though my wife is a member. The staff member was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She pointed out several things in the shop related to my wife's interests that we likely would have missed.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Snowshoemqt
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank charmelash
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