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Wind Point Lighthouse

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Address: 4725 Lighthouse Dr, Racine, WI 53402-2612
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+1 262-639-3777
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08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A Favorite Lighthouse

We have been to Wind Point several times in the past nine months. The view is breathtaking. On a clear day you can see out into Lake Michigan several miles. There are benches to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
RockyShoal
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Illinois
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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to Wind Point several times in the past nine months. The view is breathtaking. On a clear day you can see out into Lake Michigan several miles. There are benches to rest on in the garden area. The garden pathway is made of bricks and a number of them have beautiful sayings or dedications to loved ones... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful little spot, very accessible from anywhere in town, has nicely kept up gardens. The "reef" which makes the lighthouse necessary is visible just below the surface. It's very photogenic at any time of the year. There are several historical buildings, and on specific dates it's possible to climb to the top.

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Thank Jan P
Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I come to Racine we must drive by this lighthouse. One of the oldest and tallest active lighthouses on the Great Lakes,it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It Makes Racine, Racine!

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Thank Brian1024
Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

So, it's Racine. It's a town that prides itself as the home of the garbage disposal and malted milk. It's where Frank Lloyd Wright got down to business at the S.C. Johnson headquarters (which is another cool place to tour, but different). It's Midwestern industry and invention, built on harbors and tinkerers who were at home with steel and electric... More 

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Thank Len L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If you get a chance you need to visit. It's a beautiful park, places to sit and look out over lake Michigan. They were closed the day we went, but you can take a tour of the light house. We went in February and it was still really beautiful. Would highly recommend.

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Thank chevyman1961
Racine, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great people! Super nice couple that runs the lighthouse and the grounds were kept immaculate! Beautifully maintained with educational tours.

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Racine, WI
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a lovely spot to watch the waves and wind surfers, enjoy the sunshine. Highly accessible for people with disabilities, as well.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great place to visit if you enjoy the history of the great lakes and its light houses. Not to many left.

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Thank Howard M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Flower gardens. Attached to the grounds of golf course. Very quaint place. Not generally open to go up in.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Stiil operating (automatically), along with its foghorn, warning mariners off the dangerous sandbars here in Lake Michigan since the 1880s. Nice stop for a picnic. This is a windy place at which one often needs a jacket.

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