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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 Beach, Virginia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
15 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a free site actually on the Naval air station. It is a really cool lighthouse with a great view from the top and a lot of history to look at on the ground floor. The Naval Aviation museum is just down the road, so see both in one visit.

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Leasburg, Missouri
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Well worth the time to go up to the top of the lighthouse; there is small fee and quite honestly we thought it should have been more! Its a strange feeling to climb to the top but it is really cool. we go to see the Blue Angels doing fly overs that day. The gift shop is cute, too. Young... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Make the climb it is worth it!!! Mickey at the top is very knowledgeable . Great history lesson. Make sure you visit the aviation museum across the street

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best spots in Pensacola period. A working light house. Spectacular views of the beaches, bays, forts, Gulf of Mexico, and the city from the top. Especially amazing on a pretty day. For the holiday season lights are strung from bottom to top and, if you come for their special evening event, hot cider, hot chocolate,... More

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DFW
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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our planned Blue Angels day was rained out so we had to find other things to do. If you go, wear shoes! No flip flops allowed! We were prepared for the 177 step climb to the top but we saw many were not and had to climb barefoot.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Enjoyed the climb up 177 steps for the view over the National Naval Aviation Museum as well as the displays throughout the light-keepers house and around the grounds. The queue was well managed by the friendly informative staff top and bottom.

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Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The original Pensacola Light was erected where the Navy Lodge sits now. The present one and the Master's House were built prior to the civil war and houses one of the first Fresnel lenses used. They have regular tours through both the house and the light, culminating with a climb to the lamp house itself. It is still a working... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My son and I decided to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse and endure the cold and wind this last December. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have made it to the top; after many stops in the window wells, I finally made it to the top. I stayed and enjoyed the view briefly; made it down to the bottom and... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Overall a good stop, but make sure you wear shoes with a back on them. You can't walk up the stairs if you have flip flops or slides. The exhibits inside were interesting but I think there could be some additional things added to make the admission worth it.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Pensacola Lighthouse is something you have to do, while visiting Pensacola. It is an amazing view and great exercise too. If you are visiting Pensacola on a Tuesday or Wednesday, go to ww.pensacola lighthouse.org/ and book the lighthouse to watch the Blue Angels 11:30 a.m. Practice Show. I have done this twice and it is a thrilling experience. It... More

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