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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

15500 N Lighthouse Point Rd, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI 49670-8604
+1 231-386-7195
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You get to walk to the top.

There is a museum in the lighthouse. You can walk to the top and get a 360 view. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
realbiglu
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Bellefontaine, Ohio
A pretty lighthouse

My husband and I drove up to the Traverse City from Indiana to see the lighthouses we missed on a... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Vickie D
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Denver, Indiana
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
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“state park” (39 reviews)
“light house” (12 reviews)
“gift shop” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
15500 N Lighthouse Point Rd, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI 49670-8604
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+1 231-386-7195
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"gift shop"
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"grand traverse lighthouse"
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"lake michigan"
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"leelanau peninsula"
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"pretty drive"
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"great lakes"
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"on display"
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"small fee"
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"fog signal"
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"scavenger hunt"
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"vault toilets"
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"decorated for halloween"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a museum in the lighthouse. You can walk to the top and get a 360 view. There is a painting at the top that shows what islands you are looking at. There is another museum separate from the lighthouse that chronicles shipwrecks in...More

Thank realbiglu
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I drove up to the Traverse City from Indiana to see the lighthouses we missed on a similar trip last winter. The area had received several inches of snow the previous night, but the roads were pretty clear. The drive to the...More

Thank Vickie D
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Recently visited on a cold sunny day in February and it was great. This light and the tip of the Leelanau peninsula are spectacular. Wear good boots for the ice & snow though.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

The Lighthouse is beautifully maintained by a team of caring professionals. Their special events such as Lobster Night; Haunted Lighthouse; and Christmas at the Lighthouse are not to be missed. The history of the Lighthouse and of The Great Lakes are presented in story telling...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

There were only a few visitors on this Sunday afternoon in December, so we took our time and really explored the museum. This is an authentic 1858 lighthouse that has been meticulously restored with some very interesting artifacts. The staff had the entire facility decorated,...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this time during the special haunted lighthouse. It was supposed to be kid friendly and there were just a few things that young children could do. The rest of the tour was too scary for them. But because we had four adults and...More

Thank TobyRyane
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve Ben to the lighthouse many times but never in October. Leelanau State park is home to the lighthouse. The admission helps maintain it, reasonable for the activity. There are many artifacts and a section on shipwrecks. You are able to go up to the...More

Thank ksterkel
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I thought the price was a bit too much, you have to pay to get into the park in addition to entering the museum. Not sure if it was worth it, I wasn't wowed but was not disappointed.

Thank The_GR_Blade
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Unlike the other lighthouse, we did go in and up to the TOP of this lighthouse (lol... it's not high at all). You do have to pay a small amount to go in, but they do have a LOT of historical items and information in...More

Thank Geenza
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We drove a long way from Frankfort to the Lighthouse. We did not go inside as it closed at 4pm. No flush toilets, all vault or porta potties. We took a walk on the beach and through the primitive campground. It was an okay trip....More

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