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If you're looking to learn some interesting local history this is a good tour to take. The... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
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Difficult to Find, Worth Finding

I drove to Ontonagon specifically to visit the lighthouse. It was not easy to find. I ended up at... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
Elizabeth Olmst... M
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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422 River St, Ontonagon, MI 49953-1614
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I drove 3 hours across the UP to see this light, only to discover the local historical society is extorting tourists into visiting their building to pay for access and a tour of the light. The actual walking path to the light...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank marypS1363BZ
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

It’s nice to see the entire lighthouse and hear the local history. Our guide was very pleasant and answered all our questions. If you love lighthouses it well worth the price.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank rockinfoodie
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide of this lighthouse was Teri. She is extremely knowledgeable and explained in detail the workings of this lighthouse and its history. She demonstrated almost every item inside the lighthouse. We were very happy with our tour and of the experience. We highly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank David B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during the week of July 12-19, 2017. Our explorations included the Ontonagon Light House. The departure point for the Tour is the Historical Museum, located at 422 River Street in downtown Ontonagon, which will be a separate review. The Light...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Betsy N
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

If you're looking to learn some interesting local history this is a good tour to take. The volunteers who led the tour was personable, knowledge & accommodating. He told our group all sorts of interesting facts about the town, lighthouse and lake...did you know an...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank patrickc51
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Ontonagon Lighthouse and Museum in beautiful downtown Ontonagon, Michigan is a must see and do when you visit the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan's western upper peninsula (da UP eh). The lighthouse has been restored to the early 1900's period. You must be fairly agile to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

I drove to Ontonagon specifically to visit the lighthouse. It was not easy to find. I ended up at Ontonagon Township Park, the staff at a snack trailer located there couldn't tell me how to find the lighthouse. I came back into town and did...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Elizabeth Olmst... M
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Our guide was so informative, knew so much about the history of the lighthouse and ontonagon, told a lot of great stories. It was my first lighthouse tour and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Thelma818
Reviewed 10 September 2015

You need to sign up for the tour at the museum in Ontonagon to see this authentic historical site. They take you in a coach and you get a private tour. The furnishings are original or have been donated by community members from their families....More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Allison E
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I was delighted to have Dave give me a private tour of the Ontonagon Lighthouse last Saturday. Dave was amusing, extremely knowledgeable, energetic, and good at explaining the art, architecture, and history of the lighthouse. The lighthouse itself is beautiful, but the stories of the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank twilbur2
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26 July 2016|
Response from Elizabeth Olmst... M | Reviewed this property |
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30 June 2016|
Response from Elizabeth Olmst... M | Reviewed this property |
The museum fee is $3, the lighthouse $5. I have suggested they add the prices to their web site.