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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

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Walk to top of lighthouse for a spectacular view

You must pay the parking fee at the state park and also fee to view the museum inside the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Nice but paid 2 entry fees

We were surprised after paying to get into the park, we then had to pay to see the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
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15500 N Lighthouse Point Rd, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI 49670-8604
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You must pay the parking fee at the state park and also fee to view the museum inside the lighthouse. Really worth it. Nice educational displays and view from the top is worth the climb.

Thank Biblib3
Reviewed August 10, 2018

If your time is short, I would skip this place. It's a long drive all the way out there from most destinations and it's not my favorite lighthouse. I've been to quite a few lighthouses and this one , in my opinion, really doesn't stand...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We were surprised after paying to get into the park, we then had to pay to see the lighthouse. Decided to go ahead since we had already paid the park admission. Nice display in the lighthouse. Beautiful views at the top.

Thank JoyLT
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view, great education. Beautiful sunset! Took my parents and wife for 25th anniversary! Great vacation

Thank Adventurer751806
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Never went in.we had 3 adults and had to pay park entry fee in addition to lighthouse fee, thank goodness all the other lighthouses we went to weren’t in state parks. Only the ones in traverse city! Upper peninsula and mackinaw you can see without...More

Thank kimberlylance101
Reviewed June 27, 2018

If you get to Northpoint you have to go to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. The view is not only breathtaking but the history is fascinating. Take a lunch and enjoy the park, it is so worth it.

Thank Denise V
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

History buffs will enjoy the museum here. The Preservation Society has an interesting collection of antiques representing the times when this lighthouse was in its prime. A couple of pedal-powered organs, old wood-fired kitchen equipment, antique china, photographs, etc. If you are looking for a...More

Thank ericm66
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely 19th century pair of buildings on the tip of East Bay. It is a state park, so fees get paid. There is also a separate fee to see the lighthouse interior and tower.

Thank Scots-not-Scotch
Reviewed May 29, 2018

It's actually been a couple years since our visit but just found them and wanted to leave review. When we were there it was beautiful, it was a wonderful site to visit. Full of history, information, and great picture opportunities. It was awesome walking around...More

Thank MS_downriver
Reviewed April 4, 2018

There is a museum in the lighthouse. You can walk to the top and get a 360 view. There is a painting at the top that shows what islands you are looking at. There is another museum separate from the lighthouse that chronicles shipwrecks in...More

Thank realbiglu
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