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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 15500 N Lighthouse Point Rd, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI 49670-8604
Phone Number: 231.386.7195
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Nice lighthouse, beautiful grounds, enjoyable visit

I enjoy history and like lighthouses so needless to say, this visit was a no-brainer. The staff and park rangers were incredibly nice and very knowledgeable. The setting is quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lock-Man65
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoy history and like lighthouses so needless to say, this visit was a no-brainer. The staff and park rangers were incredibly nice and very knowledgeable. The setting is quite nice and there are lots of historical items to look at and read about. The only thing that disappointed me a bit was that there is no light in the... More 

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Omaha, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a lot of history here. A very nice place to stop and walk around. The view of the lake is very nice. It's a pretty long drive out here, so make sure you have a full tank of fuel and allow plenty of time.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoy visiting MI lighthouses along our travels and this one seemed almost luxurious compared to many of the smaller, cramped quarters we've seen. It has a great history component and a fog house to visit as well. The climb isn't too bad, the usual steep steps, but it is fun. They have a separate gift shop as well but... More 

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Ashland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very well-kept lighthouse and museum! There is an entry fee if you are not a MI resident so be prepared to pay at the entrance, but it is worth it. Nice grounds for a picnic as well if you are interested in making an afternoon of it. Access to water as well.

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Darien, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not go into museum, but just wanted to go for some light house pics and to feel the lovely lake breeze and check out the beautiful lakeshore! It's so nice there. You can walk down a trail behind the lighthouse, which leads to the lake. Dip your feet in and enjoy!! The museum does close at 5 pm,... More 

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C'ville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent some time at this lighthouse on Lake Michigan in Leenau state park. The lighthouse and museums on the grounds were very interesting. The view from the light platform is very extensive and the keepers home interesting. What was even more interesting is that building dedicated to naval training for aircraft Carriers during WW II. Evidently Lake Michigan was used... More 

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Sturgis, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start off Yes you do have to Pay a State Ticket but that can be used for a Year any where in the state. The lighthouse is very nice! did not go in though there is a charge. (which seems to be the case of a lot of these lighthouses in the state). You can walk around the outside... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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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