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Old Mission Lighthouse, Traverse City

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Old Mission Lighthouse is located in Traverse City. Use our Traverse City holiday planner to add Old Mission Lighthouse and other attractions to your Traverse City vacation plans.
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  • The lighthouse was cool to see in person, $4/person to go through the lighthouse does not seem like alot but it is very small and closed off inside. Very claustrophobic if there is alot of people insi...  more »
  • This is a great spot... beautiful and plan to take pictures! We went as part of our exploration of Michigan wineries. You can go to a winery, then take a break at the Lighthouse, then go to another wi...  more »
  • A nice site with a lighthouse similar to a small wooden Chapel. The islands of green in the open water near of the beaches is testimony to the tides of Lake Michigan. On the trail, a scenic map locating notable points along the parallel 45 °.
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  • The beach is beautiful. You can pay $4 to go to the top of the lighthouse. We didn't bother, still had a great time.
  • Beautiful views. The drive out is very scenic. Well worth the visit.
  • I got engaged here, so I may be a little partial to this location, but it's stunning. Gorgeous area where you can enjoy the water and the lighthouse. Well worth the drive.
  • Pleasant beach area and historical site. Great view of both bays, and the lake itself. Charge for walking up to the top of the lighthouse is worth it for the view and experience.
  • You have to pay $4 to walk up 37 stairs to the top of the lighthouse... a little to much for that! They would probably make more money doing a dollar a person honestly. Very clean beach and beautiful scenery.

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Most accommodations in Traverse City lie near the waters of Grand Traverse Bay. The West Arm of the bay is closer to businesses and services in and around downtown. The portion of Traverse City on the East Arm of the bay remains quieter. Both areas offer hotels and bed and breakfasts with convenient access to the beach. Many visitors opt to stay in vacation rentals, including lakeside cottages and houses, which you'll also find here.
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