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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
Phone Number: 850-925-6121
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Running
Description: The trail-runner's dream.

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God's Beauty at its Finest.

The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, primarily the lighthouse, is a must see. It is off the beat'n path but well worth it. Kids of all (5 - 95) love the visitor's center... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, primarily the lighthouse, is a must see. It is off the beat'n path but well worth it. Kids of all (5 - 95) love the visitor's center. Is has interactive learning experiences for all types of animal native to north Florida. There are several walking paths if you are into hiking. People come from... More 

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PORT SAINT LUCIE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

It's a little bit of a drive but well worth the trip. Very peaceful and beautiful, We visited the lighthouse. Recommend!

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is the place to go for wildlife/ bird viewing near Tallahassee, located a scenic 30 min drive south from the Capital. There is a educational building w/ nature scenes and gift shop. Most visits you will see deer, alligators and migratory birds of the season. There are many trails but the drive to the end brings you to the... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Saw bald eagles - four of them sharing a huge nest, a couple of them flying up and down their range. Great walks along levee. Saw lots of waterfowl. Flowers in bloom. People around and all seem to be enjoying being out in nature.

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Victoria, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We decided to drive to park to see the lighthouse. Very cool, very nice, clean trails. Lots of birds and other wildlife. Lucky to see eagles nesting, many waterfowl, and even an alligator. Nice afternoon.

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Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Make sure to go to the pond on the other side of the lighthouse to see the jumping fish! We saw alligators in the bigger ponds. Of course, I always love seeing the ocean.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I love walking on the levees and trails, seeing many birds and gators, gazing at the gulf. Winter or summer -- though it can be quite hot and buggy in summer if there is no breeze.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Some nice views but way too hot during summer. We did one of the longer trails (7 miles). Length was great and we saw one gator. Otherwise it all looked the same. I like a little variety during my hikes. Not to mention the knats, mosquitoes, and noseeums. Don't think beach/seashore. Think swamp. We have since returned with small kids... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I visited during the fall butterfly migration and it was amazing! I've never seen so many butterflies in one place in one day. I live in Florida so am used to seeing alligators and turtles and beautiful birds and there were LOTS of those along with the butterflies. I'm looking forward to going back again this summer and fall. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The flora and fauna we saw was great. The sky was overcast so we made the best of a couple short hikes before it started to rain. Bad person. On the afternoon we visited a very bad person had tried to trap and kill a 4-5 foot eastern timber rattle snake. Fortunately another visit reminded him that it was illegal... More 

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