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Address: 2650 N Wahl Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3860
Phone Number: +1 414-332-6754
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Great spot for picnic

Chose a good day to check out the park and the lighthouse. Wasn't able to go in but it looks really well maintained and a nice place to have a picnic.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very stately lighthouse, white and well-maintained. But where is the water? Maybe if I Photoshop this edifice to the end of a rocky point it would be more impressive. Best images of it will be in the fall at sunrise.

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Minnetonka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Chose a good day to check out the park and the lighthouse. Wasn't able to go in but it looks really well maintained and a nice place to have a picnic.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The lighthouse was recently repainted and is a beautiful accent for a walk in the park that borders the lake. It has limited touring hours and we missed those, but the grounds are nice and the story of the lighthouse is interesting.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

When I was an hour early for a meeting nearby, I visited this enchanting lighthouse and verdant grounds. It brought on an uplifting fantasy, for I've long held to the hope symbolism of lighthouses--what an energizing mood boost!

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nplhkeeper, Manager at North Point Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely, inspring review! We're glad you were able to so enjoy this lighthouse, as our goal is to preserve it for our future generations. You may have noted that we have just completed the painting of our lighthouse tower and keeper's quarters. We are currently having our driveway converted from traffic bond to a pervious pavement,... More 

Pawnee, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

If you enjoy lighthouses, this one is great. The docent who began our tour was quite informative. He was the only one working, so once an admission line formed, he had to stop our "tour." However, everything was else was self-explanatory. The history behind this particular lighthouse was really interesting. We climbed all the way to the top on a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We went to the light house on a day when it was closed so we only had the opportunity to enjoy the park. We will definitely go back and take the grandchildren to the light house. The park is a pleasant and enjoyable stroll.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This weekend was my first visit to the Milwaukee and Lake Michigan area. I'm so happy I didn't pass on visiting this lighthouse. While I cannot speak to the tour, I can suggest that you at least make the drive and walk the area. Beautiful grounds and park nearby, behind the lighthouse, and just the homes in the area have... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Perfect place to bike trails and take great pictures. Next of Milwaukee beach, you cannot acess it by car

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great view and interesting piece of history. Unfortunately, had to rate lower for a few reasons. The price is too high considering what you get: a view and some interesting items to look at. There has been no attempt to ventilate the top of the lighthouse itself. We felt like we were going to pass out up there. And there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I had not know about this before my wife died or we'd have brought neighbor kids to see it. Not only does it have interesting audio/videos and "dioramas" you can still climb the EXTENDED lighthouse stairs up to the lamp-room.

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