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William Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse

2 Inselruhe, Belle Isle Park, Detroit, MI 48207-4448
+1 313-852-4075
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Inspiring architecture

Was curious to visit, having read that this is one of only a few marble lighthouses in the entire... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
AmyLynn1980
via mobile
Nice little walk, a little underwhelming

Nice walk and view, the lighthouse is surrounded by a metal spike fence and the grass is extremely... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
cbell11austin
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Austin, Texas
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good12%
  • Average37%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice walk” (2 reviews)
“belle isle” (4 reviews)
“nation” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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2 Inselruhe, Belle Isle Park, Detroit, MI 48207-4448
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Was curious to visit, having read that this is one of only a few marble lighthouses in the entire nation. The architecture is unique, however visiting is underwhelming ... The lighthouse looks run down and not well cared for, much like many other parts of...More

Thank AmyLynn1980
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Nice walk and view, the lighthouse is surrounded by a metal spike fence and the grass is extremely overgrown, I think it is a shame, still a nice walk and view.

Thank cbell11austin
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Located on the far Northern tip of Belle Isle. Take a narrow winding pathway to find this. You are allowed to walk it's perimeter.

Thank Scott130
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Totally unpaved trail from the parking area but it's worth it. It's gated and locked but it's still beautiful. It's confusing to find as it's on the main strip almost at the end of the circle, not by the Conservatory or on Inselruhe, as shown...More

Thank Jabell1969
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

William Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse was erected in 1929 by the sculptor Gaza Moroti in the Art Deco style. Designed by famed Detroit architect Albert Kahn. Standing 80' in height, constructed with marble and bronze. Located on the northeast end of Belle Isle in the Detroit...More

2  Thank Tracie M
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

It is a little hard to walk to but if you are into Detroit and like Belle Isle you have to see it. It is one of the Great Lakes lighthouses you have to have on your list.

Thank HyattHilton
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

You can only access the lighthouse by walking, possibly as much as a 1/4 mile, and there is no pavement leading to it. If you are disabled or have a hard time walking this probably isn't for you. It is along the path to "hipster...More

Thank Greg D
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

The lighthouse is located on the northeast corner of Belle Isle. We walked for about 10 minutes to get close to it. It is the only marble lighthouse in the US and has an art decco style. It is no longer being used as a...More

2  Thank Diane K
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