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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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Nice day trip.

It's cool. In my life time I've seen a bald eagle eat a fish in a tree by the light house. Fished this area for reds, trout and flounder. I've also seen a croc or gator I can't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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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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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's cool. In my life time I've seen a bald eagle eat a fish in a tree by the light house. Fished this area for reds, trout and flounder. I've also seen a croc or gator I can't remember, eat a blue crab while we were showing are friends from England the light house and jetti. Make a day trip... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This seven mile trip down inside the St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge is a pristine look at what the coast of Florida used to look like. Lots of birds, butterflies, alligators, and much more. The lighthouse is picturesque against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I live about 90 minutes from St. Marks and try to visit as often as possible. It is such a beautiful area where birds and lovely live oak trees are in abundance. The park employees are very helpful and knowledgeable about where birds are on any given day and are always glad to suggest walks and activities.... More 

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bradenton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice walk through old capital building which is elegant classic and beautiful. In comparison new building not too attractive

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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The St. Marks lighthouse is about 35 minutes south of Tallahassee. The natural beauty is amazing as you snake around to the lighthouse. It more journey than destination on the whole, but a nice family thing to do.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I am a lover of this area of the coast. I love looking over the marsh, watching the wild life and just settling back. This is a wonderful place to ride bikes with the family, minimal traffic and level ground, plus you are less likely to disturb any of the wildlife. You can see alligators, egrets, marsh hens, snakes, etc.... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Lighthouse is the second-oldest light station in Florida . It is located on the East side of he mouth of the St. Marks River, on the Apalachee Bay. The lighthouse was automated in 1960 and remains today as an active aid to navigation. In July 2000 the Coast Guard spent $500,000 to stabilize the base. In July 2005, hurricane... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

After a 6.5 mile walk in the St Mark NWR we drove on down to the lighthouse. A pretty busy place but it didn't seem to bother the water fowl. They included brant geese, snowy egrets, great egrets, northern shovelers. The light house is well kept and shining white in the swamp. They had two volunteers to answer questions and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We took a day trip down here to go exploring, and were very pleased! The drive back to the lighthouse is very beautiful. It is the epitome of NW Florida. The lighthouse itself is neat to see. Great view around it, too. A fun place to go explore!

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