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Hunting Island Lighthouse

Beaufort, SC
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: The only public lighthouse in South Carolina.
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Savannah, GA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
73 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

You can climb to the top of this lighthouse for great views, and it's in a beautiful state park. Read separate reviews of the park. Lots to see and do here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Nothing different or spectacular about this lighthouse. I took a picture and that was about it. There was a lighthouse gift shop and I stopped there and bought a cold drink.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I didn't get to go up - as I stayed on the ground with my VERY disappointed 3 year old. She was too short to go up, and this height restriction is not on their website. Would have been better not to get her excited and then have the let down. We hung around the ground while the big kids... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoyed climbing to the top of the lighthouse during our day at Hunting Park. My children were also amazed with the other buildings on the site. A very nice site worker offered to take our family picture in front of the lighthouse.

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Millersville, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It's definitely worth the trip to the top of the lighthouse for the views! You can see for miles. We were the only ones there so we could take our time enjoying the scenery.

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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Peggy and I climbed the 170+ steps to the top of the old lighthouse yesterday. It was well worth the $2 charge for each of us. We were well above the trees and had a nice view of the coast for miles in both directions. Nice historical information we could read on each landing as we caught our breath before... More

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Henderson, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Climbed the lighthouse and received an incredible view at the top! Minimal fee for the climb and stairs were not steep and had resting areas along the way.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Love this lighthouse. Clean, easily to find and a "haunting" drive through the Hunting Island State Park. A beautiful place to visit. Watch out for the "no-seeums". Bug spray a must.

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited after 5pm on a Sunday, so the lighthouse wasn't open. We hadn't planned on climbing really, but just wanted to get a good view of it. This lighthouse is gorgeous! It's very well preserved. You can get a great photo of it from every angle (see one of my photos attached), and I love that you can see... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Well maintained lighthouse. Te staff were very friendly. My hsuband climber to the top. I stayed below and took his photo. The staff gave me some tips to overcome my acoraphobia but I was too chicken.

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