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Cana Island Lighthouse

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surprise gem

found this place when we turned on Q too soon for Ridges; what a great find--beautiful setting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tucson, AZ, United States
Great Idea!!

We decided to hit this on our way home from Ellison Bay, and what a great place to see. From the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Cana Island, Baileys Harbor, WI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

found this place when we turned on Q too soon for Ridges; what a great find--beautiful setting, friendly informative staff and volunteers, fascinating history, great views from the top

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to hit this on our way home from Ellison Bay, and what a great place to see. From the tractor ride to the island to the view from the top of the lighthouse...all very cool!

Thank Jgfish1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not bad would recommend this to anyone. My wife couldn't make it all the way up but its doable if you are not afraid of heights. Stayed a couple hours.

Thank pggold
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lighthouse is not only scenic but getting to it and climbing up inside it add to the experience. We would recommend this site to anyone visiting Door County.

Thank opalr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting to the Cana Island Lighthouse was by far the most fun and interesting way I've ever visited an island! You take a ride in the back of a tractor driven cart. It fits about 20 people, and the driver drives across what once was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently, my family and I enjoyed a repeat visit to the beautiful Cana Island lighthouse. Two year earlier, my husband and I walked the causeway with only about 6” of water. However, that water was stagnant and the rocks were coated heavily with moss/algae, making...More

Thank Lorna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The adventure started with a wagon ride through the water (not deep) to the island. The whole place was amazing with lots of information about the old time light house days. The 96 steps to the top were well worth the stunning view and not...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to the higher levels of the lake it is necessary to travel to the island via a tractor pulled wagon. It is not a long distance and you are traveling over rock covered by approximately a foot or two of water. Upon arrival it...More

Thank candycane327
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really neat lighthouse with a nice museum (and gift shop) attached. Getting there is half the fun as it is on an island about a hundred yards from the mainland. It is connected by a land bridge that is sometimes dry but...More

Thank TimGinMN
Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The fun wagon ride was added to the lighthouse experience when the waters of Lake Michigan began to rise again a couple of years ago. Before that it had been fairly dry for many years. A vast portion of all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times in past 20 years and this year everything has been restored. Well worth the visit, they even have a paved parking lot! A climb to the top of the light house a must and you can walk around the giant...More

Thank Arthur S
Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Cana Island Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for continuing your support of Cana Island Lighthouse! We are building a new admission/interpretive building this fall so we can continue to restore the inside of the lighthouse. Looking forward to you seeing it next year!

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Maricruz R
July 3, 2018|
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Response from cabartle13 | Reviewed this property |
Pets are allowed on the Island - just not inside any of the buildings. They must be kept on a leash at all times and pooper scooper rules apply.
June 25, 2018|
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Response from sessmann | Reviewed this property |
We got there at 4, and we didn't have nearly enough time. You probably want at least a couple of hours. They close the buildings at 5 pm, so you have to be on the wagon and ready to go then. The park is actually open all... More
September 3, 2016|
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Response from dsj5777 | Reviewed this property |
$7 adults/$4 youth to island; climb additional $5 with last climb at 4:30; sign didn't state when the wagon rides would end in the season