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Sand Point Lighthouse

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Address: 16 Water Plant Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-4052
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The Sand Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1867 to direct ships around...

The Sand Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1867 to direct ships around the Sand point and into the deep water channel of the Escanaba Harbor. This building, with a 4th order Fresnel lens, has been restored to its original appearance, with a turn of the century interior. The building and grounds are on the National Register of Historic Places.

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J ASCHBACHER

So much fun to bring the kids and adults at Christmastime! Decorated and has the smells of hot apple cider and home made cookies! Fun to climb the spiral staircase to the crows... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
JulieAGladstone_MI
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Gladstone, MI
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Gladstone, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

So much fun to bring the kids and adults at Christmastime! Decorated and has the smells of hot apple cider and home made cookies! Fun to climb the spiral staircase to the crows nest!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a cute lighthouse. We went there for a walk in the evening, so nothing was open. But it was still a nice view. Only downside, the mosquitos almost carried us away.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The visit doesn't take too long even it is a lot of stuff in the museum. It is a nice lighthouse, on a peninsula. The views of the lake are great, good photo opportunities.

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Thank thor2705
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were up for the fall color so unfortunately the lighthouse was not open but the drive over was worth the trip. Nice area and the marina was pretty.

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Thank Lori R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We live in the area, but every now and then we love to go to the light house and the museum and look at all the stuff, walk the steps to the top of the light house and just look out over the water. There is so much stuff in the light house and museum to look at. It's fun... More 

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Gladstone, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The lighthouse is furnished and you can walk through the levels. There is a guide on hand to answer questions and our guide was quite informative and great with children. You can go out on top. While it is not as 'tall' as other lighthouses, if you have issues with heights, you may want to reconsider going out on top.... More 

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Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Interesting visit and nice people. Many old tools and implements to see. I found the Winchester ammunition display particularly informative.

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Saint Clair, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Restoration on this lighthouse is wonderful. The grounds are well-kept, and there are several informative placard stations and maritime artifacts to view. The tour of the lighthouse was conducted by a knowledgeable docent. Be sure to go through the museum, too! We highly recommend a visit to the Sand Point Lighthouse.

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Dickson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the lighthouse and museum tour. Beautiful views from the top. There was a knowledgeable docent who provided lots of info and answered all questions. Relaxed tour -- no rush.

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

My first lighthouse! You can climb to the top, and the rooms on the way up are furnished as they would have been, when the lightkeeper/family lived there. The museum is interesting, and the walk behind the building has Points of Interest stops to read, and some additional artifacts. Everyone working there was more than helpful and anxious to answer... More 

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