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St. Marks Lighthouse

Tallahassee, FL
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Ranked #10 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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Oss, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
66 helpful votes 66 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Panama City Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have visited this lighthouse three times now. I love the view of the bay and the fact that they have an observation deck overlooking the bay, refuge and lighthouse. The only thing to keep in mind is if you try to take photos of the lighthouse from the refuge path that there are alligators and other creepy-crawlies in the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We made a slight detour to see one of the lighthouses in Florida we have not seen. What a treat! Beautiful grounds, marshy on one side, gulf on the other. A short beach walk along a very calm gulf shore with the sun shining and the breeze blowing. Perfect. It would be great if the lighthouse was open for viewing,... More

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Friendsville, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The lighthouse and surrounding grounds are nicely kept and the views of the Gulf are relaxing. It is amazing out there. Go and see for yourself you won't be disappointed.

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