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Cana Island Lighthouse

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Address: Cana Island, Baileys Harbor, WI
Phone Number: 9207435958
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Family of four; kids 10 and 8, we all enjoyed this lighthouse. Take the walk to the top! This is my second time here. This is one of my favorite places to visit. It's very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Craig A
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Barcelona
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful views, kinda touristy-trappy with what they charge (~$24 to walk around and climb the lighthouse without any guide for two people). There really isn't too much in the way of any of the people working there explaining the exhibits or doing any tours. There are exhibits in the house connected to the lighthouse to learn more about the history... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Family of four; kids 10 and 8, we all enjoyed this lighthouse. Take the walk to the top! This is my second time here. This is one of my favorite places to visit. It's very peaceful and the view is great! If you like a little history and natural beauty of the great lakes stop in at Cana!

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

We are thrilled you continue to enjoy your adventures at Cana Island. It is a very unique setting. If you listen I'm sure the trees tell tales of years gone by as well :) More 

Lahaina, Hawaii
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a state historical spot/park.....a well persevered old lighthouse. You park and then cross over to the Cana Island, depending on water level you can sometimes walk, but there is also a wagon that will take you across, a small fee is charged but worth it. Great views of Lake Michigan and you get to see what it was... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take a lot of pride in the work we do to restore and maintain such a historical landmark and iconic figure. More 

Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took tractor ride over shallow water to lighthouse area. Entrance for seeing lighthouse, additional fee if you want to climb to the top. We had a private free tour of Rock Island lighthouse and it was better than this one. Felt like it was not a good value.

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

I appreciate your feedback. Your admission fees help in the multi-million dollar restoration project that we have undertook to keep the lighthouse strong and standing for many generations to come. More 

Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cana Island lighthouse is a beautiful, historic attraction, but the cost for the "tour" is a bit much for people just wanting a peek of the lighthouse. The day we went the flies were biting so badly that visitors were literally running back to their cars. No lie. Luckily, I had on jeans, but my daughter wasn't as lucky... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and review. The admission prices are to benefit those who do not want to or are not able to climb the tower. All admission goes toward our multi-million dollar restoration project that the Door County Maritime Museum and the Door County Parks are working on together. As we get to restoring the inside of the... More 

Burlington, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was recently vacationing in Door County, so I had to make a point of returning to one of my favorite lighthouses, Cana Island Lighthouse! Originally I did not think I would have a chance to come to Cana Island with all the other activities I had planned, but I decided I had to make some time for it! I... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your adventure over to the lighthouse on Cana Island. The water level rise and fall on a cyclical basis over the years. I remember the waves being high on my first visits as a child and my siblings and I have very fond memories of the trip. We have added the tractor (also run by... More 

Stratford, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Suggestion...wear shoes that you won't mind getting wet. There is a path to walk to the little island but because of the amount of snowfall the last couple of years, the water is high and the water covers it. It's a rock path so you can't go barefoot. I would say the water is two inches but with the waves... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize and regret that you had such an experience. I can assure you this is not normal and will do a little research with the staff at the island. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tips: wear water shoes across the causeway or come in the morning and take the tractor shuttle across (a sign said the last ride back from the island was at 1:45 that day). We visited on a Monday so it wasn't too busy. Be prepared to wait over a while for your turn to climb the tower. My husband and... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. At the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay and at the Gills Rock Maritime Museum we have on display the Pottawatomie Fresnel lens, the Green Bay lens and the Plum Island lens. They are a fascinating part of the history with the lighthouses built in the 1800's. More 

Clear Lake, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cana Island Lighthouse's charm is its location, its size and elegance, plus the shore around the island. We had heard that water sometimes goes over the isthmus, so we had to go this year to see the water going across the walkway to the island.

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes the water is high in Lake Michigan this year but as a child we thought that was the best adventure of all. A right of passage almost. We knew clearly what it must have been like for the lighthouse keepers to get supplies to the island in both high and low water levels. More 

Titusville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this was fun. Check schedules for tour times. Only so many can go up at a time, so they give you a time. Summer is busy. There is some walking required. you can, most times walk across Lake Michigan ( sort of) to the lighthouse island. but they have a tractor& wagon if you do not want to get wet.... More 

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. As part of keeping Cana Island in the 1930's time area you can see and experience what it might have been like when the lighthouse keepers would come over in the spring and leave in the fall. Usually the fall waves were not as friendly. More 

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