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“Very Cool Lighthouse”

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
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$24.00*
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Mackinaw City Sunset Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. There's just as much to see from the top of the tower as inside the original buildings. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits, including the original lens and the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum, this "Castle of the Straits" is a true gem of the Great Lakes.
Portage, Michigan, United States
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357 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Very Cool Lighthouse”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Love this lighthouse, it's one of the ones that make you happy just looking at it. And the view of the bridge from there is really awesome!

Visited June 2013
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Ironwood, Michigan
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240 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“All good”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Each lighthouse is unique and different and this one is no exception to that...picturesque...of course

Visited June 2013
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very interesting and fun”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

W e really enjoyed the lighthouse and the history. Also the move was good also and the people in the shop were very helpful also. We would definitely recommend it. We met a little boy who seemed to know more about lighthouses than anyone. He was very knowledgable

Visited June 2013
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Port Charlotte, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lighthouse”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We were not able to go in as it was closed. Got some great pictures and really enjoyed the view of the lighted bridge.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank CeciliaM908
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Livonia, Michigan
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134 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Nicely Restored and Interpreted”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Site has been overseen by Mackinac State Historic Parks Commission since 1960. Operated as a maritime museum from 1972 to 1988 and then shuttered. Reopened to the public in May 2004 as restoration work progressed, which was completed a couple of years ago. Small admission fee but worth the time to visit if interested in lighthouses. And yes, you can climb the tower.

Visited June 2013
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