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Walk to top of lighthouse for a spectacular view

You must pay the parking fee at the state park and also fee to view the museum inside the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Nice but paid 2 entry fees

We were surprised after paying to get into the park, we then had to pay to see the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
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15500 N Lighthouse Point Rd, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI 49670-8604
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 30, 2008

This is one of our favorite spots in Northwestern Michigan and a great end to the beautiful Leelenau Peninsula. In addition to the fully restored lighthouse, which contains a museum with excellent exhibits, there is a fully restored fog signal station. The tower, itself, is...More

4  Thank M3349ZSjasonp
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

I grew up traveling through the midwest, visiting forts, sites of battles, Oregon trail memorials, and monuments. They are primarily educational, thorough, and complete. This lighthouse seemed lacking. There was little to see and what there was I could probably find at a flea market....More

2  Thank Dave W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decorations around and in the lighthouse were quite gruesome and scared our kids and made us want to leave without going up in the lighthouse.

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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped with girlfriends. Sunny, warm day. Nice walk to Lake Michigan. Lots of shipwreck info in the museum.

Thank Lynnannatc
Reviewed September 13, 2018

You must pay the parking fee at the state park and also fee to view the museum inside the lighthouse. Really worth it. Nice educational displays and view from the top is worth the climb.

Thank Biblib3
Reviewed August 10, 2018

If your time is short, I would skip this place. It's a long drive all the way out there from most destinations and it's not my favorite lighthouse. I've been to quite a few lighthouses and this one , in my opinion, really doesn't stand...More

1  Thank photoguywisconsin
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We were surprised after paying to get into the park, we then had to pay to see the lighthouse. Decided to go ahead since we had already paid the park admission. Nice display in the lighthouse. Beautiful views at the top.

Thank JoyLT
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view, great education. Beautiful sunset! Took my parents and wife for 25th anniversary! Great vacation

Thank Adventurer751806
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Never went in.we had 3 adults and had to pay park entry fee in addition to lighthouse fee, thank goodness all the other lighthouses we went to weren’t in state parks. Only the ones in traverse city! Upper peninsula and mackinaw you can see without...More

Thank kimberlylance101
Reviewed June 27, 2018

If you get to Northpoint you have to go to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. The view is not only breathtaking but the history is fascinating. Take a lunch and enjoy the park, it is so worth it.

Thank Denise V
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

History buffs will enjoy the museum here. The Preservation Society has an interesting collection of antiques representing the times when this lighthouse was in its prime. A couple of pedal-powered organs, old wood-fired kitchen equipment, antique china, photographs, etc. If you are looking for a...More

Thank ericm66
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely 19th century pair of buildings on the tip of East Bay. It is a state park, so fees get paid. There is also a separate fee to see the lighthouse interior and tower.

Thank Scots-not-Scotch
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