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Grosse Point Lighthouse

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Address: 2601 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-1752
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+1 847-328-6961

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Historic -- - great beach in summer.

at the end of Central St., in Evanston. Obviously right on Lake Michigan. Beautiful area to stroll around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

at the end of Central St., in Evanston. Obviously right on Lake Michigan. Beautiful area to stroll around.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Check their website if you want to actually visit the lighthouse. They are open Sat and Sun afternoons 2-4P but there is a phone number to call to verify if you are making a special trip. Otherwise there is a great beach here with special accommodations for kids.

Thank RickMIusa
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A lovely setting, pleasant place to take a stroll on the beach on a sunny day. Would enjoy having a chance to visit inside the adjoining mansion.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Never have figured out why this is spelled Grosse but there is also a Gross Point Road (no e). Anyhow, this lighthouse is the symbol of Evanston and is beautiful along the lake and Sheridan Road next to Northwestern University. Most everything in this area and in most of Evanston is as beautiful as a post card.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We came to see the lighthouse, and realized that the main attraction here is the beach and children's playground. The lighthouse wasn't open midday Friday when we were there. Come for a picnic or play with your family rather than to visit a lighthouse. Be aware that there is a charge to visit the beach.

1 Thank Ann D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very hard to find a time when this is open to the public. Believe you have to call ahead and confirm a time. Very little to see from the outside,

1 Thank Debbybcn
Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to make a day trip of some of our local sites. We checked out the Lighthouse in Evanston. There are a few tours on Sunday afternoon and we were there for the beginning tour. The docents allowed sixteen people in-half went up in the lighthouse, and half watched the video of the history of this particular lighthouse. After... More 

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St louis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Arrived here prior to hotel check in time and enjoyed a couple of hours at the nearby beach. A nice, scenic spot to relax, maybe enjoy a picnic. There was a charge to go in the lighthouse. We opted not to, and just walked around the grounds. there is a charge to go to the beach-- $8 per person. Changing... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I had some time to kill while others in our group visited Northwestern University, so we decided to see the Grosse Point Lighthouse, which is just north of campus. The small parking lot was full, so we parked on one of the side streets across from the attraction. There is a very pretty park surrounding the lighthouse and we took... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We checked this out on a whim when driving through Evanston. What a cool lighthouse! The views are fantastic. It gets pretty hot up at the top because the lighthouse is enclosed and we visited in August, but it was so neat.

1 Thank Lilly S

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