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St. Marks Lighthouse

Tallahassee, FL
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Ranked #10 of 39 attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Tampa, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The picturesque setting of this lighthouse makes it one of the most beautiful in the state. Surrounded by the St. Marks National Wildlife refuge, it is a fabulous place to visit for nature lovers.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It's a shame that the hoards that come for Florida's theme parks usually miss the best of Florida's natural scenery. The lighthouse, still in service, is the ultimate destination for those wishing to see Florida's other coast. Miles of trails, thousands of birds, alligators and monarch butterflies. Why wouldn't you want to go the the St. Marks Lighthouse?

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stopped at the lighthouse following a day at Wakulla Springs. It was a Sunday so plenty of people were about. The drive to the lighthouse was worth it on its own as we saw amazing birds and panoramic views. The lighthouse is a wonderful photo op and the marker near the house gives you all the historic details. Take... More

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Casselberry, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Nice lighthouse but wish you could climb it or at least go inside the building next to it. I did like the tower they put near it, but couldn't get great shots of the lighthouse due to trees.

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Longwood, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

It was such a nice day out! The water was so blue and the sky was so clear which made the visit even better! The drive from the city was about 25 min. There really is not much between to see or do. When we got there you do need to pay to enter for the vehicle, so having cash... More

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Oklahoma City
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Went to St. Marks Refuge to see the lighthouse. It's at the end of a 6 mile drive and is an awesome sight. Because it's still used by the Coast Guard, it can't be climbed, but the view is awesome and worth the drive - even from Oklahoma. This lighthouse is still in its natural setting and still well preserved.... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Great area to enjoy the view of the gulf or even take a hike on a nature trail and see some of North Florida's wildlife in their natural habitat. If you go, take your camera. Plenty of great photo opportunities here.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We have visited the park often, usually not in the summer. We got an early start and began our hiking before the heat reached its maximum. We parked at the light house and walked along the shore past Long Bar. It was low tide, and the rocks were exposed. I had not seen so many fiddler crabs since my boyhood... More

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