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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 15500 N Lighthouse Point Rd, Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI 49670-8604
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+1 231-386-7195

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We were at the lighthouse in the early AM so was not opened yet. The grounds are well groomed. The lighthouse looks to be very well cared for. There were a number of parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were at the lighthouse in the early AM so was not opened yet. The grounds are well groomed. The lighthouse looks to be very well cared for. There were a number of parking spaces with a bit of a walk to get to the lighthouse. Along the way there are some restrooms and a gift shop. The beach is... More 

Thank RockyShoal
Boldon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

visited this as part of a road-trip to north Michigan whilst visiting family & friends living in the USA. the lighthouse offers fantastic views out across the bay & lake and also tells visitors about the people & places around the area following the lives of the immigrant families who worked in the US lighthouse service. it also opens up... More 

2 Thank Johnjs1009
Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

One of our last stops on our family summer trip was to go up into a working lighthouse. This little gem was the best. Had a nice place to walk down to the water, nice little building with memorabilia in it and most of all, we went into the house and got to climb up to the top of the... More 

1 Thank jtr56
Chicago, Illinois
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131 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this lighthouse after checking on Internet about hours of operations and it was mentioned open. But when we reached there we were told it was closed for the season, which was very disappointing. So we spent sometime walking around and taking pictures of nearby shore. The lighthouse building looks beautiful from outside, but we would have loved to... More 

Thank Anuj S
Ortonville, Michigan
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251 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Took our grandson for the train exhibit this week end and while he enjoyed the big Thomas on display, what he really enjoyed was the mini train display he could play with next to the kitchen in the lighthouse and making the portable fog horn work by pumping it up and down. He received a certificate for climbing all the... More 

Thank Sue S
Holland, Michigan, United States
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 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. There was little to learn, perhaps it's because there isn't much to learn at this... More 

1 Thank Dave W
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We loved visiting the Haunted Lightlight this past weekend. They out did themselves and we had a fantastic time!

Thank cyclemi
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful well restored lighthouse and home. Beautiful views of lake and state park nearby. Well worth the trip as it includes a pretty drive.

Thank Michael R
Point Pleasant
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288 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

There are so many interesting lighthouses in MI. With so many terrific ones it is hard to pick a 10 from a 7, 8 , or 9. You can be sure though if you enjoy light houses and the history they contain this will be near the top....at least on the Great Lakes. So much to see and so little... More 

Thank Annette B
La Mesa, California
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131 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We didn't spring for the extra admission to go into the lighthouse as the grounds and access to the water most interested us. There are wild blackberry bushes around the light house and short trails you can walk The ranger recommended we head further down the road for longer hikes out to Lake Michigan and these were definitely worth doing.... More 

1 Thank worldtravelor1757

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