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Address: Isle Royale National Park, MI
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Historic lighthouse that was restored and is a popular tourist attraction.

Historic lighthouse that was restored and is a popular tourist attraction.

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Good for history buffs.

A small museum about ships, lighthouses, copper mining around Isle Royale. It was open for a self-tour. We could climb the spiral stairs to the top and had a beautiful view of... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
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Franklin, Michigan
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Franklin, Michigan
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

A small museum about ships, lighthouses, copper mining around Isle Royale. It was open for a self-tour. We could climb the spiral stairs to the top and had a beautiful view of Lake Superior and the surrounding islands. A short walk from the Edisen fishery.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Rock Island Lighthouse is a beautiful reminder of the power of Lake Superior. We circle the lighthouse on our ride back from Isle Royale National Park. The park is part of Michigan. Many people are not even aware of its existence but it's a site to see!

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

A beautiful lighthouse located close to the Edelson fishing exhibit. The museum at the bottom of the lighthouse is very informative.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

There is a nice little museum on the ground floor and you can climb 63 steps to get a view from the top. The last seven steps are on a ladder and the opening is tight, so make note of that. There is no railing on the way up. Make sure to wait for a sunny day. If yo ugo... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We went on this tour to the Lighthouse as there was nothing else to do on Rock Harbor. You get to the Edisen Fishery dock, then less than a 10 minute walk thru the woods to the Lighthouse. That part was nice. It was a nice Lighthouse, small, and nice collection of old stuff in the first floor rooms. You... More 

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Bridgman, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

really enjoyed the boat tour (arrangements made through the Rock Harbor Lodge) to this lighthouse. there is a short (one mile?) but rugged hike to the lighthouse- which is fairly neglected- not well maintained like so many of the other lighthouses in this area) but the tour was well worth it anyway. the hike was gorgeous- as all the hikes... More 

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