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“Light my Soul”

Grosse Point Lighthouse
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is the landmark by the Evanston Arts Center & my favorite beach, the Lighthouse Beach! It is on grounds that contain a park with many trees & flowers, & attract many artists sketching or drawing as it is truly inspirational.
The beach is gorgeous.... Just breath taking!
It's so wonderful that it attracts a crowd.
Drawbacks: gets too crowded here sometimes especially when day camps come with many bus loads of people, & parking is difficult to find as the lot doesn't support the traffic here.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Grosse Pointe Lighthouse circa mid 1800's is a wonderful stop on a north shore visit. It sits in a wonderful nature preserve right on Lake Michigan sharing the grounds with the Evanston Art Center. A milestone for our kids was turning 6 so they could climb to the top of the lighthouse and do the tour. This lifesaving station was developed and manned after ships were wrecked on the shoals between Evanston and Wilmette. The maritime history of the great lakes is preserved right in Evanston!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This is a good place to visit with kids because of the playground. It's big, shady, and designed for kids of all abilities.

The lighthouse isn't open often so check the website.

There's a beach, too. Free in the off season but there's a charge in the summer.

1  Thank sydneyinevanston
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

As an Evanston resident I am happy to say I never grow tired of the "Lighthouse Beach" as we refer to it. The lighthouse itself has bouts of construction (I think one is going on now) where the building is not accessible, but don't call it a day if you can't do the tour. The grounds are spectacular - the buildings are historic, and there is an awesome beach directly behind the lighthouse which is open to the public (although it requires a fee during the summer). Residents love this area, there is a park for little ones, some covered pavilions for picnicking, bike racks, restrooms, an ice cream and food truck in the summer and often the front lawn boasts some cutting edge sculpture, thanks to the art center which is housed in one of the buildings on the grounds. Beware of parking in the summer, however. There is only a tiny area, and it is full by 10:00. Park on one of the streets leading down to the lake (but watch local signs re: permit parking and hours), take a lunch and prepare to spend a couple of hours enjoying whatever is available at the time. For sure, the beach alone is worth the trip. Enjoy!

1  Thank wendy L
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We found the Lighthouse tour to be valuable. It's a bit of a climb up the stairs, but they are attuned to the audience and go as slowly as necessary. Lots of interesting facts about Evanston, the lake, and lighthouses. Nice views. I believe the tours are going to be ending soon (for security reasons), so don't wait too long.

3  Thank specht3
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