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“Great stop”

McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site
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Owner description: Emmet County owns the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse, which protected shipping on the Straits of Mackinac against storms, fog and rocks between 1869 and 1906. It was purchased by the county in 2008, which reopened McGulpin to the public with a gala celebration on May 30, 2009. The site is approximately 10 acres and is a half mile north of the Headlands. It includes 336 feet of shoreline on the Straits with a commanding view of the Mackinac Bridge. Trail to the Straits includes new interpretive signage coming in Summer 2015! Beautifully maintained grounds and interior. There is always something new at McGulpin Point!
Churchville
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great stop”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We loved this place! Great stop and we loved being able to go out on the top of the lighthouse. They did a great job renovating it.

Visited June 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“What a view”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

For a donation we went to the top of this lighthouse.Really great restoration of living quarters turn of the century.Great to show grandkids how people lived then- wood stove,non- electric sewing machine etc.A short climb took us to the top for a fantastic view of bridge etc.

Visited June 2013
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Cheboygan, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Quick side trip, close to Mackinaw City”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a quiet lighthouse just outside the city limits. It is free, and has a great view of the bridge. There is a short walk down a well maintained path to the lake, where there is a rock and boy scout constructed gazebo. The bridge view is outstanding, and not from the usual postcard views you see in town. This is well worth a short visit.

Visited May 2013
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Ironwood, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“We were to early for a tour”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

They don't open before 10:00 and we were an hour early...so took pics from outside...it is a beauty...

Visited June 2013
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MANKATO
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171 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Scenic lighthouse”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is a pretty lighthouse, open to the public for free. There is a small gift shop with cute items. The rooms in the lighthouse are restored nicely. The circular steps to the top must be climbed carefully. I did not climb them, but I am told there is a place at the top where you have to climb through a very, very small doorway if you want to go outside. Two members of our party slightly hurt themselves (knees and bumped heads), so they said they would not climb outside if they were to return...just a word of warning. The grounds are beautiful and it is convenient to Mackinaw City.

Visited June 2013
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