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Whitefish Point Lighthouse

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Address: Whitefish Bay, Paradise, MI 49768
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+1 906-635-1742

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We live in S.E. Michigan, we don't get up here often. The views are spectacular. We walked the beach with our dog. The air is clean, the stop is free (if you don't spend a bunch... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We live in S.E. Michigan, we don't get up here often. The views are spectacular. We walked the beach with our dog. The air is clean, the stop is free (if you don't spend a bunch of money on fudge or in the gift shop) the scenery is breathtaking, and the water is cold. Don't pass on this historic stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Although the museum was closed we were still able to enjoy the sound of the waves and the amazing view at Whitefish Point. The lighthouse is beautiful and right next to the lake. We were able to watch ships come in and enjoy the scenic relaxation of the sun and lake.

Thank Debbra G
Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

As a child, this place was abandoned. It's great to see all of the restoration work to the lighthouse and surrounding buildings. Museum is a must and walking the beach (leashed dogs are allowed on this beach.

Thank aphillips005
Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Whitefish Point Lighthouse offers really nice views to Lake Superior. Remember to visit the Shipwreck Museum next door.

Thank Jan R
Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited near the end of the season before closing for the winter. The caretaker quarters was unusual in that the center wall separated the house. I have such respect for these pioneers who survived frigid temperatures. We did not take advantage of walking to the top of the lighthouse but it is available. We enjoyed walking around the grounds... More 

Thank Rita A
Pontiac, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful fall drive up to Whitefish Point, easy to find. Great view from top of the stairs. Good restrooms.

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Thank Tisha B
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126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The light house and the area it is in a very nice. The best part is the museum and the artifacts and information about the Edmund Fitzgerald. Make sure to walk out to the beach to see the memorial there too.

Thank TJ H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lots of history, museums were informative and plenty of souvenirs, lots to do and all the staff were knowledgeable about the lighthouse and friendly

Thank David B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The museum is wonderful and worth the drive to see it. It was very educational. Young children probably would not appreciate it as much as adults or older kids.

Thank FutureGTmom
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The drive up to the lighthouse is really beautiful at this time of year. Lots of colour change to be seen in the trees. The lighthouse is really different and quite pretty to see. There is a lovely walk to the beach where you can see beautiful views.

Thank Sharon K

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