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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 15500 N. Lighthouse Pt. Road, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI
Phone Number: 231.386.7195
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lighthouse visit

This lighthouse is very nice. I had no problem getting to the top of it. The views are great. The museum is nice and the gift shop is large.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
fosmert8
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Michigan
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Michigan
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lighthouse is very nice. I had no problem getting to the top of it. The views are great. The museum is nice and the gift shop is large.

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Chatham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an unusual lighthouse and very interesting. The part of it was a home. There is also a marine museum with a great model of an aircraft carrier, and other memorabelia of WW2..

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very pretty lighthouse to visit. The drive up to the park is very nice too. Lots of bugs here in the early summer so beware! Also the only toilets here are vault toilets.

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Byron Center, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the lighthouse trip on a pristine sunlit day. The grounds are peaceful and nice for wandering. There are trails to the lake which are easy to walk, One of the buildings contains a WWII exhibit, including a letter from George H W Bush to his mom. Very interesting. The gift shop is super, with a very friendly... More 

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Thank Mary V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with our family of four. You must pay to get into the state park and then again to get into the lighthouse. The fee was reasonable, just unexpected for us. The lighthouse contained memorabilia from families that operated the lighthouse. The viewing platform at the top was very small and could only house a few people at a... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I read the reviews before heading here and wasn't too impressed. They were pretty negative. However I decided to go and see for myself. I'm glad I did. The lighthouse is at the end of the National park. Yes, you have to pay for parking, but you do at any National Park and if you have paid once and your... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

If you enjoy lighthouses, it's worth stopping to see this one. It is free to wander the exterior, but to get into the lighthouse, it is a nominal fee ($4 in 2016). It's not a very tall lighthouse, but you will get panoramic views if you climb the steep stairs to the top. The top of the lighthouse has room... More 

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Thank SpringFaith74
E. Palatka, Florida
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The lighthouse was the first we'd ever been to that to get to the top where the light would have been you had to actually go through a house. The house was really more like a duplex as not only did the light keeper live in one side, but the fog horn keeper lived in the other.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Grand Traverse Lighthouse is very well kept and offers a gift shop. It's at the top of the peninsula so it's a bit windy.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We decided to pay the $9 entry fee to the parking lot after driving up from Empire. There's not much to the park -- the playground consists of a metal slide and some swings. There isn't much to the lighthouse, either. We decided not to pay the $4/person entry fee, as the lighthouse isn't very tall --it's basically on the... More 

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