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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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Athens, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For a small fee we walked to the top of the lighthouse and what a beautiful view it was. Great history.

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Athens, Ga.
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28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed hiking up the stairs in the Hunting Island Lighthouse. The exhibits were way more interesting than usual ones, and we all stopped to read them both in the lighthouse and in the grounds exhibits outside. The writings would make for a great children's book, actually. The views from the top are terrific.

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Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Quite a workout to climb to the top! The view is so worth the climb. It's a little unnerving if heights make you nervous, but it's so pretty! Two dollars per person to climb, so don't forget your cash.

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avl, nc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It is a great place to visit. It has a lot of history in several building for you to look at and it is set up for all ages. For a small fee $2 each we were allowed to go in and up to the top of the lighthouse. What a wonderful veiw from so high up

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place has a lot of history behind it. I'll give you just a bit to peak your interest in visiting. The light house is actually assembled in two pieces. It was disassembled and moved a few hundred feet inland to escape damage from the powerful sea and reassembled. It was used during the civil war.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great views of the beach and surrounding forest and marsh. The walk up is on very sturdy stairs and the observation deck seemed very secure even in the beach winds. Informational signage/pictures are interesting. Overall, very much worth the $2 fee to walk up.

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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This lighthouse is situated within the Hunting Island State Park. You can for a small fee climb to the top. This is worth doing for the view from the top. If you are not reasonably fit and agile don't attempt to make the climb up as you would struggle with the winding stairs. From thr top yo can see where... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The climb is good exercise, the view Is beautiful, and there's a very rewarding breeze when you make it to the top.

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Augusta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Okay, maybe I'm a bit miffed that they wouldn't let me up with my 4-year-old because they have a height restriction. (49"?) That would have been nice to know about before hand. There are some ruins none of us cared about because we weren't allowed up the tower. Yes, I'm sulking. I was the only adult on this trip with... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The lighthouse has an interesting history and a great view. If visiting the park or the campground, it is well worth the climb to the top.

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