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Big Sable Point Lighthouse

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Address: Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI 49431
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+1 231-845-7343
10:00 - 17:00
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If you're in the area, this is a must see. It's a historic light (1867) that continues to operate. The hike here is worth it. The stories told on the info kiosks are interesting... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the area, this is a must see. It's a historic light (1867) that continues to operate. The hike here is worth it. The stories told on the info kiosks are interesting and worth reading. It's a part of our history, our state, our culture. Great place got all ages.

Thank JasperSage
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It is an almost 2 mile walk there & back but it is very much worth the walk..the birds were chirping and there are things along the way that tell you about ship wrecks & the dunes. The path is easy to walk on or ride bikes. You park in a nice parking lot & walk thru the camp ground... More 

Thank sarahhoyt
Jenison, Michigan
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Nice hike out there. With a lot of kids it might be much. We only have one. It's definitely worth it though!

Thank Drewen
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,299 reviews
599 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The lighthouse is nicely placed for photos of it in front of Lake Michigan. There is easy parking and a nice walk too.

Thank RickMIusa
Troy, Michigan
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The beautiful lighthouse is breathtaking even more beautiful than pictured. The walk to the lighthouse is not for the faint-hearted, but oh so worth the walk. The shoreline, the park around the area on the way to the lighthouse it quiet, beautiful and very calming. Once you get to the lighthouse you will enjoy a very quaint and inviting place,... More 

Thank Patricia G
Jonesville, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A long walk from the campground, enjoyed walking up to the top of the lighthouse. Cost 5 per person to go to the top.

Thank Todd S
Midland, Michigan
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206 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We walked the one and a half mile trek to the lighthouse, paid for the walk up to the top ($5/person). Saw a short film before the climb. 150 feet on spiral stairs is not for the faint of heart. It was a very windy day so a quick walk outside for the view and pictures and then a cramped... More 

Thank 243DLP
Ferndale, Michigan
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Get ready for a long walk to get out to see this Lighthouse, but if you can indure you won't be disappointed its a beautiful spot:)

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My boyfriend and I took a trip to Michigan's coast to see lighthouses this weekend. This was the second-to-last lighthouse we saw and it was beautiful! It was quite a hike to get there, but it was totally worth it. The tour was well done, informative, and educational, and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. You must visit this... More 

Thank Cathie R
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse is 1.8 miles from the Holland State Park in Michigan via hard packed road. It is a wonderful bike from the park and the lighthouse hosts are so knowledgeable and willing to share the history and video of the 1800's mission. A journey up the 120# steps is easy and the views rewarding.

Thank Jan S

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