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St. Marks Lighthouse

Tallahassee, FL
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Ranked #10 of 42 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You can appreciate this area two ways: (1) beautiful area with great flora/fauna that you can check off in your nature book, and (2) lots of history associated with the region. It is also a good place to walk and/or bike. Early morning or late afternoon provide amazing colors for photographers. Plan in several hours to enjoy it all.

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Ellijay, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Lighthouse has alot of history behind it, interesting to read up about. The location on the coast is just beautiful, not very crowded at all during my Sept. visit. Best part is the nature trail. The loop goes along the coastline and there is even a spot to stop and eat if you pack a picnic. Great spot to visit... More

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New york
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288 reviews 288 reviews
124 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was about 8 miles from the visitor center. I have seen many lighthouse; it has nothing special about this lighthouse. However, the loop on the right hand side of the lighthouse offered a great opportunity to observe wild flowers, butterflies, and water flows. We were walking along the levee. I would like to come back again and visit the... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very scenic and nice walking trails. You can fish in the park as well. Families with younger kids expect to do the walking trails to keep them occupied. Lots of wildlife. Would not plan a whole day or anything but worth a couple hour stop.

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Media, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I was with my Mom & Dad in the summer of 1948. We were visiting some friends in Tallahassee, Florida. We went to St. Mark's for a seafood lunch. While there I got to see the lighthouse. Was a thrill for me which I would never forget. Yesterday was my 78th birthday & I still remember my first lighthouse visit.... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The St. Marks light house is a worthwhile short excursion for Tallahassee area visitors. It's located at the tip of the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and marks the entrance to the mouth of the St. Marks River from the Gulf of Mexico and Apalachee Bay. It is the second oldest active lighthouse in Florida, having been built first in 1831... More

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Oss, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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286 reviews 286 reviews
176 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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