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Wawatam Lighthouse

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Address: Saint Ignace, MI

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Nice Short Walk out to the Lighthouse

We were passing by and our kids were getting antsy. I took them out to the lighthouse for a walk so my hubby could have some peace! It was a nice easy walk and had some exhibits... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were passing by and our kids were getting antsy. I took them out to the lighthouse for a walk so my hubby could have some peace! It was a nice easy walk and had some exhibits on the way. I wouldn't go out of the way to find this place, but if you are in the area and enjoy... More 

Thank phl2azo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As far as lighthouses in Michigan go, this one is so-so. Kind of plain. It's located right at the pier, though, in the middle of town so it's easy to see and easy to find. There are at least two parks nearby with parking.

Thank michigantraveler05
Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

read about the history of this lighthouse being in Monroe, Mich before St Ignace took possession of it and was trucked to its current location in five pieces. its a nice walk to it and a great addition to the already beautiful harbor.

Thank shrewdgrud
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a good spot to go if you like lighthouses, or if you have kids. I, myself, am not much into lighthouses, but the walk out to it was kinda neat. There is a splash pad area for kids nearby. My boys liked that more than the lighthouse. St. Ignace is a neat little town. I hope to go... More 

1 Thank JalenafromMichigan
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118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Love walking out on the long dock to sit at the lighthouse. I think the dock is handicapped accessible, but it is a long walk to the lighthouse. Put 50 cents in the binoculars and zoom in for some great views of Mackinac Island. The money collected benefits the Historical Society. If anyone in your family is playing Pokemon Go,... More 

1 Thank Travelinklan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great area for kids to play..and a bell to ring. .There is a fountain to play in..and the walk to the lighthouse is well kept. The lighthouse itself is beautiful and so is the harbor.

Thank LuvaNurse443
gahanna ohio
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Was a very nice park right in town. There is a water area for small kids. Everything was very clean. The walk to Lighthouse is great for picture taking. The Ferry boats are in and out. You will enjoy.

1 Thank CharlesGahannaOhio
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113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Beautiful lighthouse sitting at the end of a park.This lighthouse is located in the small town of St. Ignace Mi.

Thank Brenda55
North Liberty, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Seen this lighthouse while in Saint Ignace. Was cute and on a nice boardwalk with a fantastic view of the lake surrounding it

1 Thank SuziPie
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5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I thought that the beaches were going to be nicer, the boardwalk would be longer and the Lighthouse would be bigger and better than it was. I was dissapointed, the lighthouses in Lower Michigan are much nicer.

Thank Heaban11

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