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“Beautiful Grounds & Stunning at the Holidays” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of North Point Lighthouse

North Point Lighthouse
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$38.00*
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Milwaukee Sightseeing City Tour
Ranked #28 of 166 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Beautiful Grounds & Stunning at the Holidays”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

We happen to choose the busiest day of the year to visit the lighthouse (150th Anniversary Celebration - early Dec.). It cost $5.00 per person but they also had Santa, Mrs. Claus, singers, arts and crafts as well as a cake, snacks and cider available. The lighthouse itself was fun walking up (even for me, who is afraid of heights) - spiraling to the top level where you then need to climb a ladder to get to the top. My youngest and I didn't brave that part but my husband, daughter and friend did. They said (and from my photos, I could see too), that it was great with the exception of the windows being fogged up. You can see the city and the lake and on a very clear day, it is even said that you can see Michigan. The grounds surrounding the lighthouse are beautiful and a nice place for a good walk as well.

Visited December 2012
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Nashville, TN
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“Worth a Stop Even When It's Not Open”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

We were in Milwaukee on two weekdays and did not get to take the tour of North Point Lighthouse which is only available on the weekends, but it was very worthwhile to make the effort to drive to the lighthouse and enjoy the structure's exterior beauty as well as the beautiful Lake Park. A loving restoration is evident in the great condition of the building's exterior. We also enjoyed a short walk in Lake Park -- a lovely, safe-feeling area with walkers from the community.

Visited September 2012
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Milwaukee, WI
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great place to go for a walk or a run. Sometimes I take my kids there. Other times I go for a Run. Milwaukee county parks system is the best in the world

Visited September 2012
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WI
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Milwaukee Landmark”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

I went to school at t. Mary's Hospital in the 50s. Looking at the lighthouse makes me things of good and bad days at school and the friends I made.

Visited April 2012
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San Simeon, California
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97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice tour, great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Very pretty lighthouse, short tour takes you to the top of tower with great views of the lake. Interesting artifacts in the museum. Plan to spend about half an hour. It's in a beautiful neighborhood with gorgeous homes if you want to walk around.

Visited September 2012
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