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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 42 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Running
Description: The trail-runner's dream.
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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Take the Tallahassee-St Marks Trail by bike then relax among the natural Florida setting. Stay awhile and enjoy the lighthouse, historical fort and cold beer in town. Not a bad afternoon! I really enjoyed the short 15 minute film presentation at the fort. I had no idea it played such a significant part in American history until I read about... More

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful, pristine place to visit. See deer, alligators, and countless birds. Great place to fish, hike, and just drive through. Several stops along the way to the St. Marks Lighthouse to view wildlife and just enjoy the quiet.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful slice of heaven. Quiet serene peaceful. Water and scenery. Cool lighthouse. Nature at its best. Worth a drive.

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Alligator Point, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

went mid week when my mom was visiting. 5$ to get in the visiter center was closed it was a holiday. went and walked around the lighthouse . No entry. but, Great photo ops. seen 2 raccons within 15 ft. climbing a palm tree, gators near the boat launch and a nice little breeze on a overcast day to make... More

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The park is nestled right alongside the Gulf of Mexico replete with a variety of wildlife including birds, crabs, and the occasional gator. We had perfect weather and plenty of great photo ops. Definitely recommend!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great national park and not expensive to enter. Problem was finding this place using my GPS not so good. Also prepare for no cell phone service...plan ahead!!!!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The location of the park is actually an hour south of Tallahassee, so be ready for a bit of a drive. This is a true representation of the north Florida environment. Brackish marshes nestle right up against the Gulf of Mexico; if you are a true birder be prepared to spend the whole day making your way from the visitor's... More

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

I did not have high expectation but I was pleasanty surprised to find this special just about 30-40 minutes south of Tallahassee. Our first stop was at the visitor center. The admission fee was $5 per vehicle, very reasonable. After we were offered some information. There was a 0.3 mile loop behind the center; the loop was alongside a small... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Viewing the gulf from this perspective was enjoyable. We imagined how the people lived here and thought it must have been interesting at best.

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Columbus, Georgia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
89 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you've never been to a national wildlife refuge, this is a good place to start. First, the staff at the welcome center is highly professional and friendly, more than happy to answer all of your questions to ensure that you enjoy your visit. (Thanks Ranger Robin!) Then, give yourself plenty of time. You'll enjoy your drive through the park,... More

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