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Pensacola Lighthouse

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Address: 2081 Radford Boulevard, (on NAS Pensacola), Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone Number: (850) 393-1561
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Description: 150+ year old active aid to navigation. Lighthouse and museum open 7...
150+ year old active aid to navigation. Lighthouse and museum open 7 days/week. Special tours include Blue Angel practices, Light of the Moon and Ghost Hunts. Private tour and function times available as well.
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Beautiful site to see surrounding area!

It's definitely a cardio workout! 177 steps! But the view is well worth it! There are definitely a few spots where you have to watch your head, but that makes it all the more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It's definitely a cardio workout! 177 steps! But the view is well worth it! There are definitely a few spots where you have to watch your head, but that makes it all the more interesting, knowing this is how the guards lived everyday for years.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

When do you get the opportunity to climb a lighthouse! 177 steps to the top and a 360, 25 mile view. The windows on the way to the top are breezy and a welcome stopping point, if you need a little breather. The museum is interesting and the gift shop has some nice pictures. Near the camp ground, Lodge and... More 

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Mesa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting side trip across the Air Museum. All of it was great. We toured the museum and then since I really like lighthouses and it was within walking distance, we went over and gave it our remaining time before the bus came for us.

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

When we decided to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse, we didn't realize it was on the Naval Base. (Be sure to have IDs for all adults in the vehicle before going.) The grounds were very pretty, and the volunteers were truly outstanding and seemed to love being there. As mentioned before, the walk up is a bit of a chore, but... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

loved the history here and loved climbing to the top and to look out was beautiful!! The guy at the top took a picture of my husband and I at the top, Thank you!!

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Sunrise, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great view from the top, but a lot of steps to climb to get there. The hand rail is on the left going up but no rail on the right side where you can fall if you loose your balance very unsafe when people are going up and down.I mention this to the personel that were there, but I was... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We got here right at sundown. But even after the sun set we were able to see quite a bit and read the informative signs. Quick walk out to the shoreline.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

History galore and you have to take the 177 stairs to the top. The view is incredible. The volunteers are super and knowledgeable about the lighthouse and the area. Well worth the few dollars admission. On the naval base and some days security is tight so go early and avoid the security checkpoint lines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Leaving the Naval Aviation Museum, we saw a sign for the lighthouse and the lighthouse itself through the trees. It's right across the street. On a whim we decided to check it out. Wow! This really is an under-advertised gem! The historical exhibits are interesting. The lighthouse has been a location of desire for militaries since before the civil war.... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This light was closed when we were there, but the out side looked clean and well maintained. Parking ok but not hard service.

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