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St. Marks Lighthouse

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Address: , Tallahassee, FL
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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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Saw lots of wildlife

This first day I was not able to find the Lighthouse ( light house road did not show up on my GPS) however when I found the road and made the drive in I was pleasantly surprised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Monroe, Michigan
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Monroe, Michigan
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This first day I was not able to find the Lighthouse ( light house road did not show up on my GPS) however when I found the road and made the drive in I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of wildlife I saw including several deer a bobcat many many birds and two alligators. The light house was impressive... More 

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Tallahassee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I'm not particularly a lighthouse nut, but it's pretty much like others. The area around it is particularly cool. Abuts the St. marks River and the Gulf of Mexico. Wild life to see.

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place with the natural trails was great. My only regret is that we couldn't go inside of the light house.

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Cordele, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When we stepped out of the vehicle, we could immediately tell it was low-tide by the smell. The lighthouse was somewhat impressive. Too bad you can't go inside. There is a small narrow path to the beach. We thought we would be the only ones to go down it, so we were startled by the ones coming back the other... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very remote and quiet. Took some good pictures of the lighthouse from the adjacent tower. Not much going on in the summer so the area is very serene. The gift shop held many interesting items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The St. Marks Lighthouse is the central gemstone in the necklace of Florida's greatest lighthouses. If lighthouses could talk about the things they have seen, this one would have more visitors than any other lighthouse in America. Go there and see why I say that.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My friend took me to St Marks lighthouse and I'm so glad we went! It's a preserve area and there were definitely plenty of animals around. We saw alligators, turtles and LOTS of crabs and birds. It's a short drive to the lighthouse and well worth it. I recommend to take some of the trails around the lighthouse to get... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were there just before Thanksgiving 2014, it was late in the day and cool and cloudy, we were the only ones there and it was beautiful and peaceful, . You can't go into the lighthouse, but the trails are nice and we saw dolphins. I recommend this as a side trip.

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dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went to St. Marks because it was so close to Wakulla Springs and my sister loves lighthouses. It didn't take long to get there from Tallahassee and the Rangers were very nice at the information center. The center has nice restrooms, cold water, air conditioning and some taxidermy displays of local wildlife. The letdown was you can't go inside... More 

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Clewiston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Go here in October to see the amazing and miraculous migration of the monarch butterflies. The lighthouse is a great place to sit and take it all in.

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