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Address: 2650 N Wahl Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3860
Phone Number: 414-332-6754
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North Point Lighthouse Milwaukee

If you enjoy lighthouses, this one is great. The docent who began our tour was quite informative. He was the only one working, so once an admission line formed, he had to stop our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pam F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy lighthouses, this one is great. The docent who began our tour was quite informative. He was the only one working, so once an admission line formed, he had to stop our "tour." However, everything was else was self-explanatory. The history behind this particular lighthouse was really interesting. We climbed all the way to the top on a... More 

Thank Pam F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the light house on a day when it was closed so we only had the opportunity to enjoy the park. We will definitely go back and take the grandchildren to the light house. The park is a pleasant and enjoyable stroll.

Thank auroraadventurer
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This weekend was my first visit to the Milwaukee and Lake Michigan area. I'm so happy I didn't pass on visiting this lighthouse. While I cannot speak to the tour, I can suggest that you at least make the drive and walk the area. Beautiful grounds and park nearby, behind the lighthouse, and just the homes in the area have... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place to bike trails and take great pictures. Next of Milwaukee beach, you cannot acess it by car

Thank Joao Victor C
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view and interesting piece of history. Unfortunately, had to rate lower for a few reasons. The price is too high considering what you get: a view and some interesting items to look at. There has been no attempt to ventilate the top of the lighthouse itself. We felt like we were going to pass out up there. And there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not know about this before my wife died or we'd have brought neighbor kids to see it. Not only does it have interesting audio/videos and "dioramas" you can still climb the EXTENDED lighthouse stairs up to the lamp-room.

Thank Johnathan H
Southeast Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here while on vacation in Milwaukee. We've been to several lighthouses and this one is pretty good compared to others. The grounds are very nice, as there is a whole park behind the lighthouse with lots of walking trails. The museum was very interesting and the lady who gave us our tour was very knowledgeable... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were hoping to visit and climb the lighthouse for a cool experience. I didn't read anywhere that this was actually in Lake Park so was surprised we we rounded the corner to find it. Really cool looking lighthouse and great photo op. It looked empty so I checked out the website. Prior to going I had only read the... More 

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nplhkeeper, Manager at North Point Lighthouse, responded to this review

Christina, Thank you for your review. We're glad you come to visit our lighthouse and were able to get great views and photos from the tower. In the summer we have extra public hours from 10 am to 2 p.m. on Thursdays in addition to Saturdays and Sundays at 1-4 pm. Occasionally we have a special event like National Lighthouse... More 

Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

There are several places along the lakeside drive. We did have time to see many, but did stop and talk a walk up to this by way of hunting a geocache.

Thank pblowrey
Worthington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The standstill, the greenery around, the chirping of the birds.....an unspoken quietness so close to hustle bustle of the city....Well maintained and it gives a feeling as if you standing close to time of the days gone by.

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