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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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Dahlonega, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery, warm waters. A tropical feeling. Not crowded, just a very relaxing experience. A visit to the lighthouse for a small fee is well worth it.

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Lockport, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Its fun for the kids. They make you pay 3$ per person to climb it. The older I get the more I dislike heights and enclosed spaces. The bit of history they shared on the plaques was quite interesting. Overall ... I could have stayed on the ground and let the kids just go.

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Athens, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not for the faint of heart - it's a hot, long climb in July! But the view is worth it. Tough it out and take breaks at each level to look out the little windows.

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Acworth, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I love lighthouses, and this is a beautiful one....the island is gorgeous, except for the swarm of mosquitos....didn't bother us on the beautiful beach

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Chesnee, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

bring the mosquito spray for the State park. they are bad bad bad! worth $2 all day long! the view is stunning. try to go when it isn't crowded.

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Locust Grove
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am a lighthouse lover. Not a real bad climb. 167 steps. But is was a hot hot hot day in the 90's and would advise to bring bug spray. It was horrible. They do sell it in the gift shop. The man though was not a friendly person. Everyone else there was true southern hospitality.

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Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Absolutely beautiful area, we love visiting here (my brother actually got married here awhile back.) The lighthouse is definitely worth the climb to the top. The overview from the lighthouse is very nice and its very well priced to get in. The only thing I hated was my youngest (4) still isn't tall enough to climb but we do understand... More

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South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Make sure you go up in the lighthouse, and try to act like you lived on the grounds back in the day.

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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141 reviews 141 reviews
23 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wide steps and frequent landings with historical placards made the walk up easy, even for me with a recent leg injury. And only two dollars! Nice view at the top.

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Duluth, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My partner has been a lover of lighthouses her entire life, and Hunting Island Lighthouse was the first she was able to climb. Needless to say we had a great time. It costs $5/person to enter the park, and as you drive through the forest where pines, deciduous and palm trees mingle, you will think for a second that you... More

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