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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

1200 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
850-925-6121
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Ranked #1 of 30 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Running
Owner description: The trail-runner's dream.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Running
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The trail-runner's dream.
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a great time visiting this nature refuge. We saw all kinds of water birds and gators all alone the road way in the ponds and lakes. The lighthouse was nice and we loved the history of how it was made. Well worth the trip if your in th eared.

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New Carlisle, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great views and wildlife.Go out for a sunset at the lighthouse. As long as you enter before closing time, you can exit after dark through the automatic gate.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Almost got lost headed here. WATCH your GPS! I decided to get adventurous and took an alternate route which ended up being a very iffy semi swampy road through the marshlands. Didn't think I was going to make it out before dark. There is a beautiful winding 6 mile road from the main highway to the lighthouse with many opportunities... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I just love this place. It is to peaceful and beautiful. I love being able to quietly observe all the animals in their habitat. I try to go at least once a month just to refresh my mind.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the closest to heaven we will ever get. Beautiful and peaceful. I have never gone that I haven't scene something new and we go at least once a month

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My deceased husbands ashes were put in the Gulf of Mexico May 2000. We had the service there at the lighthouse. It was beautiful. He is and always be missed by many.

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Tallahassee, Florida
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I keep an annual pass to St Marks Wildlife Refuge and ride down there when I need some inspiration and peace. Last time I was there deer were eating the acorns under the live oaks across from the Welcome Center. Then as a drive down the road a drift (a group) of wild hogs ran across the road in front... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The kids (9 & 11) loved the birds and gators, the view is awsome too bad you cant go up the light house. Still was a great stop on our road trip

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Good news for those w senior national park passes, you can use it at this location. We decided to bring our bikes and so glad we did. We were here in Nov so maybe that was the reason for so few cars and a comfortable use of the road. Lots of birds, alligators and, at this time of year, Monarch... More 

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Monticello, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

For a lazy stroll day out we like to go down to the Lighthouse and take some pics of the marshes and local wildlife. The history of the old lighthouse is evident but would love to see INSIDE!

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