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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
Phone Number: (386) 761-1821
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Ponce Inlet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Observation Decks/ Towers, Beaches, Museums
Activities: Getting married
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Owner 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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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stopped by the lighthouse while driving through Daytona. Our 3 year-old was mesmerized by the structure and very excited to see her first lighthouse. We took our time and she was able to carefully walk up every single step, with taking periodic rests on each floor (children must be able to walk up and down the steps on their... More

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

One of America's tallest lighthouses, the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse near Daytona is well worth the few miles down the beach. The grounds, lighthouse and related museum buildings with gift shop are all clean and very well maintained. Climbing the 200 feet or so is well worth the effort.

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Salt Springs, Florida
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229 reviews 229 reviews
42 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great place to visit the admission is only five dollars and you can climb the lighthouse the grounds are very well kept and a wonderful place to spend some time

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Lake Mary, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are a tourist visiting the area, this is a must visit. I believe the climb to the top of the lighthouse is over 300 steps and not very expensive. As a local, we take all of our visiting friends there and they always enjoy it.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an interesting place to visit, and is in the most lovely spot. The entire property is lovingly cared for, and the individual exhibits are nicely dispayed. You can climb the lighthouse - 203 steps - and there is a nice gift shop, of course.

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is so much to see and learn especially if you are not familiar with lighthouses, which I believe few of us are. The climb up has a few places to stop and rest and it is worth the climb. The surrounding museums are always of interest and they change the exhibits periodically.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've enjoyed visiting lighthouses along the Great Lakes. This was our first lighthouse visit in Florida and we were impressed. The restorations and historical displays were so well done. I suspect that there is an active volunteer group that keeps this site in such good shape. The grounds are well maintained. When we were there, the lighthouse itself was getting... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The light house and the surrounding grounds are a great place to visit. Beautiful area. One warning: don't eat at the restaurants near the light house. Go to Aunt Catfish's at the foot of the big bridge crossing Halifax River.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

While the trek up the lighthouse steps was a little trying (not for the faint of heart!) the view was simply worth every deep breath. The museum with the large crystals was fascinating and jaw-dropping beautiful. Combined that with the little stories attached to the grounds and the cottages and the Cuban rafts and the whole experience was just enjoyable.... More

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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

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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