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St. Marks Lighthouse

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Address: Tallahassee, FL
Activities: Getting married
Description: This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot...
This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot for weddings.
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Magical

We were there just before Thanksgiving 2014, it was late in the day and cool and cloudy, we were the only ones there and it was beautiful and peaceful, . You can't go into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Thornton, Colorado
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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were there just before Thanksgiving 2014, it was late in the day and cool and cloudy, we were the only ones there and it was beautiful and peaceful, . You can't go into the lighthouse, but the trails are nice and we saw dolphins. I recommend this as a side trip.

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Clewiston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Go here in October to see the amazing and miraculous migration of the monarch butterflies. The lighthouse is a great place to sit and take it all in.

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Florida
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Take a nice ride (bike or car) down to the lighthouse and the water. Lot's of walking trails, monarch butterflies (in season) alligators and birds. There is a place to sit and enjoy the visit once you get to the lighthouse. There is a nice small museum at the entrance with a walk around deck

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Nashville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Make sure you wear bug spray, but there's no better place to hike, stick your feet in the gulf, or see an alligator. Everyone at the visitor center is super-helpful too.

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florida
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27 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice lighthouse. The lighthouse is only open to the public on very rare occations. The area around the lighthouse is very scenic with nice views of the gulf, tons of birds, and you may even see large gators in the fresh water surrounding the lighthouse.

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It was my 1st visit to the National Wildlife Refuge and the Lighthouse. 2 friends and I were completing a 6 site Lighthouse tour of FL on motorcycles and this one was on our list. The scenery from the coastal highway to the coast changes from forest to wetlands a couple of times keeping the ever changing view always interesting.... More 

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Perry, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice afternoon for a ride and a little walk. Seen a few alligators , a young eagle after a duck , of course some ducks.

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Crystal River, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you would like to see Florida sans condos, hotels, traffic, people and noise go to St. Marks Lighthouse. This is truly the way it looked before development took hold. Just walking the trails brings your blood pressure down. Although the 10 foot gator that stepped out in front of our car did give me a little jolt. We saw... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This was inside the st. marks state park. Fun area, neat for birds & varmits & gators. Outside view only, cannot enter. Still a very nice afternoon destination when in tallahassee area. Very serene.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Beautiful area. Saw great wildlife and beautiful land/waterscape. Lighthouse is attractive from outside. But you can not climb to top. First Saturday of month from 1-4 pm you can see keepers quarters. At this point it is just a bunch of empty rooms. Do not go just for this. They are raising funds to do the necessary restortion.

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Address: Address: Tallahassee, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee

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