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“Great view wonderful nostalgia!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whitefish Point Lighthouse

Whitefish Point Lighthouse
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Paradise
Certificate of Excellence
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Goshen, Indiana
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great view wonderful nostalgia!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

Walk up 90 stairs to full 360 degree view of the point! The reality of small family life in the tower and attached house must have been really isolated!

Visited June 2012
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Favorite Lighthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

This is my favorite lighthouse because of how wonderful the inside off the lighthouse was kept. It looks like someone has been still living there and keeping it up. The wood floors and mouldings are beautiful. They do have some mannequins representing different people that lived there in the lighthouse. On the outside the inside doesn't look that big, but once you are inside you realize how big the living quarters are. I believe at some time during history they added on to this lighthouse. It's a great thing to see as part of the Shipwreck Museum trip. I also heard that it's haunted! It was once featured on the discovery channel's "Ghost Lab". A must see if you are ever in Whitefish Point!

Visited June 2012
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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146 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“great lighthouse tower”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

be sure to climb to the top to get great views all around

Visited May 2012
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Cadillac
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Views are excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

Seems like you can see forever. Walking on the beach for miles.

Visited February 2012
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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome top spot!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

This is the same as the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. This was the first lighthouse on Lake Superior to guide ships into Whitefish Bay and into the Soo Locks. It was important during the Civil War for guiding ships that were bringing iron from the iron ranges on the western end of Lake Superior to the steel mills in Chicago and Cleveland. There's a museum, the historic buildings are all restored and you can swim in Lake Superior. Out on Lake Superior you can see freighters sailing by.

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