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Beautiful views

I was surprised at the views from this area. The lighthouse made for pretty pictures. There is also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Here is your chance!

For years this was a home and off limits to the public. No more. This wonderful attraction located... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim B
cincinnati oh
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301 Peninsula Dr Ste 2A, Erie, PA 16505-2042
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All reviews light house small fee small gift shop nice tour presque isle narrow steps height requirement open to the public scenic area beautiful view from the top informative tour walk along the beach taking pictures worth a stop nice beach beach glass great lakes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hours are limited. While it's a pretty place, we found the gates shut, facing the closed sign so prominently displayed in the photos. Even the grounds were closed.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised at the views from this area. The lighthouse made for pretty pictures. There is also a loop road that was spectacular to drive and stop at sites. So enjoyable.

Thank PattiB273
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For years this was a home and off limits to the public. No more. This wonderful attraction located at magnificent Presque Isle is now open to the public and you can get a short but informative guided tour and walk about the grounds and soak...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like light houses, then this is obviously a must see for anyone who visits Presque Isle park. You will have a good chance to see it if you drive all around the entire park. This is one of the few places where there...More

Thank CaptainJWcourt
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A photographable and well-maintained structure at a place to have a beach walk as well as a visit to the gift shop. They do charge to climb up the lighthouse.

Thank Lori S
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Great place to stop and explore. The tour of the lighthouse was awesome and the views from the top were wonderful. Well maintained.

Thank Juniorkp
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This is obviously a must see for anyone who visits the park. Generally you will have no choice but to see it if you drive around the park. There is not much in the way of parking here except for along the roads and pulling...More

Thank BrianParsons
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The lighthouse was open for business. Nice gift shop near the building. Great views out over the lake. The place is worth going to see just to drive the roads on the peninsula.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed August 28, 2018

If you are at Presque Isle, this is a definite stop. You can tour the lighthouse, visit the gift shop, and dip your toes in Lake Erie from the beach area.

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We stopped by on our way oot of the park. Wasn't going to pay a fee just to look inside the small lighthouse. Walked to the beach they had.

Thank mhoff1993
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patricia s
August 18, 2018|
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Response from JamesG922 | Reviewed this property |
The technical answer is no. Everything on Presque Isle belongs to the state of Pennsylvania. However people are constantly coming to beaches for beach glass and stones and no one says anything