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Pensacola Lighthouse

2081 Radford Boulevard, (on NAS Pensacola), Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 393-1561
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Ranked #6 of 52 Attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Traveler Description: The PENSACOLA LIGHTHOUSE is still an active aid to navigation. Its flashing white beacon shines at 20-second intervals and is visible 27 miles out to... more »
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Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the climb, even though pretty hot. The view at the top is really nice, and the gentleman who was attending that day was very friendly.

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AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is the place to see Pensacola. I love the stairs architecture. When you get to the top you want to stay up there a long time. The volunteer guides are friendly and knowledgeable. It was closed to the public for many years and I am so glad it is open now. We usually pack a picnic lunch or stop... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I had never been in a Lighthouse before so this was nice. I like that it is supposed to be haunted. The view at the top and through the windows were beautiful. Make sure to wear tennis shoes for the climb.

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White Plains, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great experience; 177 steps up to a stunning view at the top of the lighthouse; don't wear open back shoes; you'll have to go up bare footed. Not for the faint of heart or if you're claustrophobic. Overall a great experience.

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Waxhaw
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We liked the museum and displays of life in the lighthouse as well as artifacts. The gift shop had some refreshing snacks that fueled us for our tour at Ft. Barrancas. Part of our party climbed the 177 steps and greatly enjoyed the views from the upper deck.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

For a tour of the lighthouse and a bonus sighting of the Blue Angels taking off, visit this lighthouse. It was something to do on a rainy day that we really enjoyed.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great history, clean, and hot! Its a little scary going up the spiral staircase, esp when you have to move to the right for those coming down. Beautifully kept lighthouse.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Pictures, pictures, pictures! Made it to the top, it was actually tougher coming down... Great views.

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The lighthouse is very interesting. I'm not a big fan of heights; but, I made it to the top. The stairs are very narrow and steep. The lighthouse rules state that descending patrons have right-of-way; therefore, ascending patrons must move to the right, hold onto the stair in front of them, then move left to the hand rail after passing.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped in after touring the National Aviation Museum...it was well kept and staffed. I was unable to climb it due to my vertigo, only made it partway but my husband and friend made the climb to the top. Worth a stop by!

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