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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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Dalton, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took the trip over from our stay on Fort Walton Beach one afternoon. After getting through the Navy checkpoint at the end of the little bridge there, we proceeded to the lighthouse. The quaint gift shop is nice, with some affordable keepsakes for purchase. You can also buy a $1 certificate after climbing the 177 stairs... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

forgot how many steps to the top but its alot, warning to those with fear of heights and vertigo, spiral stairs with only one hand rail, and those going down get right of way, so ypu have to hold on to the stairs!, But the view from the top was amazing!and the guide at the top is very informative!

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Port Alberni, Canada
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Nice display of what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family. And when you finish climbing all of those stairs the view is awesome

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went to the lighthouse on a weekday and it was not crowded at all. The entry fee is nominal ($6.00 for adults). The grounds are very well kept and the view from the top of the lighthouse was fantastic. Warning: There are approximately 177 stairs to the top of the lighthouse and climbing can be a little treacherous. I... More

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went determined to climb all 122 steps but they were wroughtiron with a very steep spiral and a handrail on only the outer side. Because the steps were decorative you could see many, many feet below, and you had to move to the right and hang on to the next step to allow people coming down to pass. Grounds... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

They apparently have a height restriction for climbing the lighthouse. Our family has gone to a dozen other lighthouses and never had an issue. We even carried our son as an infant, but not here. Under 44 inches can't go up, even if carried. Still had to pay to spend 5 min in the keeper's house. Very disappointing. Ladies in... More

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Rock Hall, Maryland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We wanted to see if this place was really haunted. My sister got weird vibes in the children's room. They had a ghost meter & it was lighting up. The guide was very interesting & told us many stories about the children that roam the rooms. I didn't climb the 177 stairs, but my sister did.She said the view is... More

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great view of your surroundings and the light house was great. I can't say there was anything I disliked

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Houston, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband and I visited the Pensacola Lighthouse during our summer vacation trip to Pensacola. We did the Toast of the Top Sunset couples tour to avoid the crowd and the heat during the daytime, and also to have more time to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum. There were three other couples with us. There is a museum at... More

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Arkansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was a work out! lol It was worth it. Awesome views; can watch the ghost hunters when they came to this site; that was cool I like gost stories!! the gentleman up at the top was full of intersting information about the place. we loved every second of it!!

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