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4 of 5 bubbles Review of 1860 Light Station

1860 Light Station
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Shiloh, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Interesting light house to visit, was surprised it was inland and not on the coast. Nominal fee, but I thought worth it. Ladders are steep so beware. Good view from top of light house. Port Washington is a small place, but the main area has many places to eat and a small market on the Saturday morning I was there.

Visited September 2013
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

This refurbished lighthouse is a very good stop to view Port Washington history. Set on the top of the highest hill it is well worth the nominal charge to take the tour and climb to light tower at the top. Those of limited physical ability and agility should stay on the lower level. May not be thrilling for children.

Visited August 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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311 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

A very quaint village and lighthouse. Very informative tour guides. The tower is doable but be forewarned the ladders are very steep requiring you to climb up & down like you do on a ladder. The view is wonderful from the top.

Visited July 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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735 reviews
456 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
“Nicely refurbished lighthouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

It seemed odd that the old lighthouse was so far from the water, but there is a current lighthouse on the water. It's actually in a neighborhood and it's a nicely refurbished building that is open to the public on weekends. It doesn't cost much and has lots of interesting artifacts, plus you can climb the tower. The tower itself is kind of a miracle. It had been missing and was restored by the Luxembourg government. I heard the story at the Luxembourg museum in Belgium WI and had to come and see it for myself. Interesting history.

Visited June 2013
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