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Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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We drove out to the lighthouse and were pleasantly surprised at the tour of the museum and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Urbana, Illinois
We Love Lighthouses

We have been here a few times before but whenever we are close we like to visit it again. It is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oroville, California
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The Point Arena Lighthouse stands as an iconic figure on the landscape of the American Pacific Coast. No other lighthouse offers such a fully interactive experience in the exchange between history, science and natural beauty. Sometimes brilliantly...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
45500 Lighthouse Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468
+1 707-882-2809
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We stayed the night in the Keeper's Apartment unit. It was lovely. There is a full kitchen with pots, pans and plates. The furnishings were nice and the bed was comfortable. Some wine and chocolates are provided to help you enjoy your stay. The sound...More

3  Thank JulieR726
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Point Arena lighthouse is a great visit! The cost to get in does seem a little steep for what you get- a walk up 145 stairs to a great view. I'm not 100% sure I'd tell someone they need to pay it and visit,...More

2  Thank Sapphire M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We drove out to the lighthouse and were pleasantly surprised at the tour of the museum and lighthouse. I have toured other lighthouses but this one was really interesting with better displays on the workings of this facility. If you are on California highway 1...More

Thank Zaruka53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a few times before but whenever we are close we like to visit it again. It is a great lighthouse to visit. Great views from the top. Good museum to learn the history. I like the construction photos. We also like...More

Thank MikeS631
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We originally drove up and saw the fee, so we turned around and left. We came back the next day and decided to pay the tour fee and we are so happy we did. What a great experience! The museum is so informative too. Did...More

Thank Qwiss
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The lighthouse and museum offer more than just spectacular views from the bluffs or the tower itself. The museum gives great insight into the tallest lighthouse you can climb up in. Check to see if the weekend you are visiting has full moon. They often...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This was a nice surprise on our trip down the coast. We got to climb up to the top of the lighthouse. The views from the top were incredible. The museum was great and there were a lot of historical items and articles to review....More

1  Thank Goldwing_MGM
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We walked up to the top of the lighthouse and were rewarded with excellent views of the rugged coast line. So awesome!!

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We recently stopped by the lighthouse and were so glad we did! We came Just in time for a very informative docent lead tour and were able to walk to the top and around the cat walk. The views are amazing and it was great...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We went to the Lighthouse and Museum when we stayed in Point Arena at an RCI resort. The lighthouse provides amazing sights and you can climb all the way to the top and go outside. Museum tour guides were only so-so, but the museum itself...More

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This was the best lighthouse we have visited. It is the tallest on the west coast, the tour is fascinating, the museum and gift shop interesting. The climb to the top of the lighthouse offered a tremendous view of the surrounding coastal expanse. This is...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Make a left-hand turn off California Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) in Point Arena to reach Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum, the closest spot in the continental United States to Hawaii. This lighthouse may look familiar because it has been in the movies: the closing...More

Thank Jim F
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