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St. Marks Lighthouse

Tallahassee, FL
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Ranked #9 of 41 attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Getting married
Description: This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot for weddings.
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Greenville, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very scenic and nice walking trails. You can fish in the park as well. Families with younger kids expect to do the walking trails to keep them occupied. Lots of wildlife. Would not plan a whole day or anything but worth a couple hour stop.

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Media, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I was with my Mom & Dad in the summer of 1948. We were visiting some friends in Tallahassee, Florida. We went to St. Mark's for a seafood lunch. While there I got to see the lighthouse. Was a thrill for me which I would never forget. Yesterday was my 78th birthday & I still remember my first lighthouse visit.... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The St. Marks light house is a worthwhile short excursion for Tallahassee area visitors. It's located at the tip of the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and marks the entrance to the mouth of the St. Marks River from the Gulf of Mexico and Apalachee Bay. It is the second oldest active lighthouse in Florida, having been built first in 1831... More

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Oss, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Passed by there and just drove in for a quick visit. You can drive all the way through the park to the Lighthouse at the sea. Entry fee is only $ 5,- Nice lady at the lighthouse started telling me a lot of interesting stories about the history and about all the species in the park, but also about the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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228 reviews 228 reviews
130 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

great place for photos. best seen at dusk when all of the colors come out in the sky. a good small getaway from the cities.

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Smiths Station
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The St Marks lighthouse is located on the St Marks National Wildlife Refuge. This park is very scenic w/ a lot of wildlife to see! We visited midday and although it was extremely hot, we were able to see lots of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and a couple of alligators. The lighthouse was not open for visitation when we went so... More

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tinton falls, nj
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

you can spend a quiet evening or an early morning there. very quiet and peaceful. no other sounds except those from nature.

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Ripley, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We got to the park pretty late in the day. Drawback-not much time before the park closed. Upside-beautiful sunset. Beach is basically untouched, so be careful if you venture out. There are many live critters on this path. We even saw an alligator on our way out. History of this lighthouse is interesting. Wish it were open to climb to... More

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Wales, UK
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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great walk alongside the Gulf. Totally unspoiled with areas to sit, contemplate and picnic. Very nice morning spent walking and relaxing with wildlife on display.

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Havana, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The St.Mark's Lighthouse stands as a historic relic where a nearly pristine coastal marsh meeting the lazy waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This is an ideal spot for nature watching, fishing (no crabbing though), hiking and enjoying incredible views. Over the years I have seen nearly every aquatic bird native to north Florida, deer, alligators and flocks of butterflies... More

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