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“Must do while in Mackinaw City”

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
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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.
Midland, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Must do while in Mackinaw City”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Truly a beautiful lighthouse, and so easily accessible. In addition to the great tour is the location. The beach is nearby and makes for a great walk down to the bridge and to the visitors center.

Visited June 2013
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Lafayette, Indiana
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Nice location that's close to town, the bridge, the bay and a park. The entrance fee is reasonable and the guide was very good. You won't spend a lot of time here, but it's a convenient place to explore a lighthouse.

Visited June 2013
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Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Old Mackinac”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

It was fun. Never been before. Lots of history. Could of spent longer but was under time crunch. Love seeing the people dressed in costumes,

Visited June 2013
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Mackinaw City, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Trip Grandkids”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Not really a lot there. but what is there you can learn what they used to do. See the light house. go & see out around.

Visited June 2013
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Portage, Michigan, United States
Level 6 Contributor
364 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 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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