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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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Address: 526 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9727
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+1 231-436-4100
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point...

A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. There's just as much to see from the top of the tower as inside the original buildings. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits, including the original lens and the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum, this "Castle of the Straits" is a true gem of the Great Lakes.

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Gotta Love Lighthouses!!!

I am making a point of checking out the lighthouse of Michigan, and of course had to see this one!!! Didn't get a chance to go in, but I will be sure to next time I am in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
irishbear142017
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Westland, Michigan
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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am making a point of checking out the lighthouse of Michigan, and of course had to see this one!!! Didn't get a chance to go in, but I will be sure to next time I am in the area. I just love history, and Michigan history as well, and just getting to check out things like this makes me... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great example of another "cornerstone" in our American Culture. Think of the many people, who never had a reason or cause, to even think about such important structures and functions. Golly, after seeing the history and artifacts, there is a renewed appreciation for light house masters, the Merchant Marines. If your kids have never been inside a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole Mac City (with a bar, takeaway or two exception) was Closed for the season ! Must be really crowded in season ?? Loved the LH , beautiful & imposing structure and in really good condition. One of many Michigan LH's and commands it's stretch of the Lake Huron/Michigan meeting point & Seaway ! Built in 1892 & going... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Light houses are one of the great things that make Michigan so wonderful. Mackinaw City has this great one for you and your family to visit and a walk on the beach shore is recommended.

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Black River Falls, WI.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Because it was October we were only able to see this from the outside only. The people that were there doing outside work we're friendly and said the bathrooms were open and we were welcome to walk around.

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Madison Heights, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We were only able to walk around the outside of the lighthouse this time. They were already closed for the season. But it still was a great time, and we got some really good pictures of the lighthouse.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best spot to photograph the mighty mac particularly during afternoon times and the sun will be in the front and that helps to avoid shadows. I setup my go pro to take the time lapse of the clouds moving over the bridge and it came out very well. This is kind of sand beach and... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This requires an entrance fee and we did not take the tour due to limited time. You can walk the grounds and access the park where it is located. Great place to take photos of the bridge.

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Harrison, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The location of this lighthouse is superb, right next to the Mackinac Bridge. The history sweeps you away. The story of the building itself is fascinating. You can go all the way to the tower. The lens is on display and that is a story in itself. Well maintained, good staff, and well kept grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This place has beautiful views of the bridge. Great walkways to enjoy the fresh air. Great area to take some pictures.

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