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Tawas Point Lighthouse

686 Tawas Beach Rd, East Tawas, MI 48730-9502
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Family Fun

Took a group of 15 family members to see the Lighthouse. We ended up at the beach and the water... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dennis S
Great Lake History

This was an interesting spot to visit. Nice grounds to walk around in. Written plaques, etc. gave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lyndell O
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Washago, Canada
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (16 reviews)
“state park” (19 reviews)
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686 Tawas Beach Rd, East Tawas, MI 48730-9502
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a group of 15 family members to see the Lighthouse. We ended up at the beach and the water was super cold but still managed to survive swimming there. We enjoyed flying kites and just hanging out. Once we were tired of the beach...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting spot to visit. Nice grounds to walk around in. Written plaques, etc. gave interesting accounts of hazards of early travel on the Great Lakes. Good washrooms.

Thank Lyndell O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't stop here to visit, but it sure looked like a great place to explore. Instead, I had a friend drop me off here and run back to the Tawas Bay Beach Resort which is exactly 4 miles.

1  Thank His_N_Hers_USA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome! Breath taking views, beautiful state park. The light house keepers, Cindy & Eric, were absolutely wonderful! And very knowledgeable! Even if you can't handle doing the stairs to the top, it is still well worth the stop! ENJOY!!!

Thank Jable
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 8 year old and 4 year old climbed to the top and down. It has a great view! Be sure to check the climb times as it is not open all the time.

Thank 283Heather
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the state park and were informed we had to pay $9 because we were from out of state to enter the park. We said we were just going to see the lighthouse not actually staying to use the park would we still...More

Thank jan1015
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The Tawas Point Lighthouse no longer lights. It's been sad to see it go dark. I've been awed by it's beauty in the night sky for 59 years. I welcome any effort to illuminate it as it should be. I will gladly contribute.

Thank charles c
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This crown jewel of Tawas Point State Park is the first lighthouse I ever visited, the first whose stairs I climbed, and the first I ever photographed, first in the daylight, and finally, after many visits, as it was getting dark and the light came...More

Thank flowerhead2
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Another beautiful and majestic lighthouse in northern Michigan. It was beautiful watching the waves crash against the shore. A peaceful place to sit back and relax.

Thank Travelinklan
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a great lighthouse to visit when you are at the Point. Climb the spiral stairs to the top and enjoy the views. If you go and get a tour, you learn a lot. Wouldn't mind living here and being a tour guide for...More

Thank Tawas_Lover
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