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Historic place to visit

We had been in Evanston for the conference. Beside attending their we visited places nearby. We... read more

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taufica n
DeKalb, Illinois
Beautiful and historically interesting

Beautiful setting in the suburb of Evanston. Can climb up and look out over Lake Michigan. Park... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pamela Z
Evanston, Illinois
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2601 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-1752
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Reviewed yesterday

We had been in Evanston for the conference. Beside attending their we visited places nearby. We like this place because of the clean sandy beside and trees around the lighthouse!

Thank taufica n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting in the suburb of Evanston. Can climb up and look out over Lake Michigan. Park atmosphere beach next door. Nice indoor exhibit

Thank Pamela Z
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Had two teens with me who were impressed with the property, the rocks, the beach but the water was cold!! It was a very hot day so it felt nice. Was not crowded at all on this very hot day.

Thank Susanlynn53
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

I had to be in Evanston for work and dragged two of my kids with me. Ages 6 & 8. Gorgeous day! Ample parking and clean beach. We did have to pay $20 for 1 adult and two kids. Beach has huge rocks in the...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

My great-grandfather was an assistant lighthouse keeper here so it has special meaning to me. I used to visit the backyard and call my grandmother who was raised there and ask her memories she had while living there. It's not unusual to see a deer...More

Thank whyersc
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Getting up inside of this lighthouse has been on my bucket list for years! Today, it was sadly closed, so it remains in my bucket. Still, I appreciated the grounds and the unoccupied house next door.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Nothing really to see. The area is very run down. We were very disappointed. Not sure the reason for the condition but could be a cool place to visit.

Thank Damon D
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Very accessible light house right off the road. Landscaping is beautifully maintained by the local garden club, and worth the visit even you have no interest in lighthouses. Have done the trip up to the top in a previous visit, and like all lighthouses it...More

Thank jmc1958
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The lighthouse is worth stopping and looking at. You park in a large parking area and can walk down to the beach to enjoy the lake. It's also by a small park.

Thank LoveToTravel1234512
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Great place for a walk on a sunny day... the spring flowers are blooming and the lake looks brisk.... cant wait for warmer days to enjoy this little gem of a park area mre fully.

Thank Chicagonative_7
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Response from Shulin_Kang | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is $5 fee when we visited. It's only open on Sat./Sun. 2-3-4pm. The lighthouse cannot take more than 6 people up there. I am not sure it is still open after September, you need you call to ask. But you can always... More