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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
(386) 761-1821
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Ponce Inlet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Beaches, Observation Decks/ Towers
Activities: Getting married
Description: This lighthouse will take your breath away. Is it the gorgeous view, the 175 foot long climb, or the romance of it all?
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Tavares, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
91 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you are a fan of lighthouses, Florida history, or just like amazing views from high places.. This is the museum for you! The grounds are beautifully manicured. The buildings and lighthouse are pristinely restored. Every detail attended to. Lots of informative exhibits. Really nice gift shop with super friendly staff. Air conditioned bathroom facilities. There's even a nature trail.... More

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Bradenton, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Didn't go up in the Lighthouse, can't do that many steps, but museum was nice! Also went through the gift shop, and was surprised by how many things there were!

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Richmond, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The 203 steps are very negotiable (64 year olds did fine) and well worth the climb. The view is great. In addition, the view looking down the spiral configuration of stairs is awesome. The museum with the lights is fascinating and, even the gift shop (and I am not a shopper), was lovely.

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Daytona Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is the tallest lighthouse in FL and the second-highest rated lighthouse in the US (yes, they rate them). Most complete lighthouse facility anywhere. Well-maintained and staffed.

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La Porte, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Got to the Gift Shop with 2 minutes to spare. Didn't get a chance to walk up to the top of the lighthouse, but got to visit the Gift Shop and take pictures. Will be making a return trip with my husband at the end of the month.

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Columbus, Ohio
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135 reviews 135 reviews
47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We recently visited this lighthouse & museum again. The last time we were here the light was undergoing renovations & was closed to climbing. This time I was able to get in & go up. Paying for admission gets you into the entire grounds & all the exhibits. It is worth the $5. I climbed the 203 steps first &... More

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Florence, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I'm impressed with the wonderful preservation work of the volunteers at the lighthouse grounds, especially as they charge such a small amount to tour the outbuildings, share the history of the site, and climb to see the incredible views. 203 steps seemed daunting but there are several landings to rest, let others pass or change your mind and start your... More

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Deltona, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Interesting to visit of you've never been before. This lighthouse is not at the ocean but inland. If you want to see it at the ocean go to Lighthouse point park where you can still see it. If you can get past the unfriendliness of the non accommodating staff at the gift shop it should be a good visit. Not... More

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Schaghticoke, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Historically preserved, you can walk to the top and see everything for miles. Last trip, we saw manatees in the inlet. Outbuildings are all air conditioned and full of historical i fo on both the light house and the area. Very affordable and worth a visit. We go every time we do Daytona.

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Duluth, Georgia
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great value (price wise) and very interesting. It has enough to keep the history buffs entertained and non history fans interested as well! The employees were polite and helpful. I'd recommend you climb the lighthouse first then tour the ground because it gets hot quickly. I'm afraid of heights and was fine going up but got a little nervous... More

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