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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Destin, Florida
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Destin, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Florida
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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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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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