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“Beautiful view!”

North Point Lighthouse
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Milwaukee Sightseeing City Tour
Ranked #32 of 174 things to do in Milwaukee
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful view!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

The tour guide did an excellence job telling us about the history of this light house. And after climbing to the top the view was beautiful!

Visited July 2013
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Busan, South Korea
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very interesting and easy to get to”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went here a few times during our four-day stay in Milwaukee. It's near the trails beside Lake Michigan, and it's a nice way to top off an afternoon at the Milwaukee Art Museum. It's not that big, so you should be able to see all of the exhibits (lots of shipwrecks!) and climb to the top of the lighthouse in an hour or so. The grounds surrounding the lighthouse are beautiful, too, and it's a great place to let the kids run around.

Visited July 2013
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Wauwatosa, WI
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great fun for the kids”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We visited with our grandkids (10 and 12). The tour guide was great!

She explained the history of the lighthouse in a very interesting way.

The climb to the top was a special treat for the kids.

Visited August 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A bit of Great Lakes history”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

This lovingly restored lighthouse is a fine spot to learn more about the shipping history of the Great Lakes. Be sure to climb to the top for fine views.

Visited October 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Guiding Light”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Pharos of Alexandria it's not. But it's a neat little visit next to the best park in Milwaukee. My kids (ages 13 and 11) and I visited the lighthouse on May 12, 2013. The tour guide gave a nice little spiel on the history of the Milwaukee harbor and some legendary ship wrecks of Lake Michigan. Even better was the climb to the top via circular stairs, with the last floor reached only by ladder.

After having a bird eyes view of Milwaukee, a short stroll is in order to the next door park designed by a one Mr. Frederick Law Olmsted. Although the park's location isn't Central or within a White City, it contains some nifty bridges and ravines. All and all a pleasant way to wile away a Sunday afternoon.

Visited May 2013
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