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Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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128 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Make the quick stop - it's totally worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We saw this listed on our TripAdvisor app and thought we would check it out and we are so glad we did! The lighthouse is very beautiful. We climbed up (even tho I am scared of heights) and it was cool to be inside a lighthouse! The view was really pretty, and the lighthouse itself was lovely - I mean how often are stairs beautiful enough that you take their pictures?

I will warn fellow scared-of-heighters that the see through stairs are a little scary. But when I finally made it back down with the help of my husband, they gave us ribbons to celebrate the occasion. They called them book marks, but I am calling them a ribbon because I felt like I won first place for going up there and making it back down! :)

The museum is small, but it is really interesting. And it is airconditioned which can be a God send on days like the one we visited on when it is 90+ degrees out! They have a very interesting story about a ghost cat, too! Spooky!!

It is only $4 each for adults, so this little side trip won't break the bank at all. The little town surrounding it has a number of restaurants, too, so you can use that as your excuse to go there!

Visited June 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

It is worth the drive to visit and climb to the top of this lovely lighthouse museum. It is a way to have a vacation experience while close to home.

Visited June 2012
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Chardon, Ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

The Fairport Harbor Museum is really interesting. You need some time to look at everything and it's right by the beach so that can be your next stop.

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Madison, Ohio
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lake Erie History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our men's group visited this site and we all learned something about the history of our lake. Many interesting items and ship models to view.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent lighthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Museum was interesting, you can climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse and when you do, you get a ribbon boasting of your accomplishment!! Lovely grounds. Nice giftshop

Visited July 2012
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