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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 #1 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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Cape Coral, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I didn't get to spend as much time there as I would have liked because I had a 3 year old who was only interested in climbing the lighthouse. What little I saw, I enjoyed. I love history and have never been in a lighthouse before. Beautiful view from the top. After climbing back down, the 3 year old and... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a trip well worth taking. Just a short ride down the road from Daytona Beach, it was a wonderful outing. The grounds were lovely and well maintained, the museum was very interesting and informative. It would be a great trip for all types of groups, though I did it solo. There were several families, couples, couples and school... More

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St. Johns, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Expectations were low. With so many Florida attractions, the hype is high and the delivery is low. Really enjoyed this though. If you like history, this is the place for you. Very nice museum. If you like views, this is for you - very nice views from the top of the lighthouse. If you like some activity - there are... More

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Warsaw, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beautiful lighthouse best to visit in off season so there's not as many people like any other tourist attraction they want to sell you overpriced merchandise to remember your visit but this is to be expected takes money to keep things open glad we went to see it

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Tavares, Florida
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230 reviews 230 reviews
139 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
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17 reviews 17 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
48 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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