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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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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Running
Description: The trail-runner's dream.

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A Wonderful Day in the Wild

St. Marks has a great Visotor's Center but the real beauty of this place is the refuge itself. Vast acreage of wonderful old Florida habitat full of every kind of animal, bird... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

St. Marks has a great Visotor's Center but the real beauty of this place is the refuge itself. Vast acreage of wonderful old Florida habitat full of every kind of animal, bird, insect, reptile, etc. that one would expect to be in FL. We've seen almost everything EXCEPT FL black bears here and I'll bet they're around, too. Great for... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went There to Get SENIOR NATIONAL PARK Pass! It has facilities for local meetings. Park now owns the lighthouse.

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Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stopped here for a couple hours of birdwatching in April. Very nice visitor center and gift shop. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I took the main road to the shore/lighthouse. Excellent views of a great variety of birds and animals. Great photo opportunities. If you like to fish, I saw several fishermen along the road.

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Jacksonville
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We almost didn't stop. Wow this is a naturalist dream come true!!! Coastal Florida at it's best. Need to breathe in a heavenly setting this is it!

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Donalsonville, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We spent about 45 minutes down at the lighthouse and the kids LOVED IT! Had we not had plan elsewhere later that day we would have taken one on the trails. It was a beautiful day and the lighthouse was truly interesting.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 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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