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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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Riverside, CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Just a short drive from Daytona Beach, the lighthouse is a great history lesson. The lighthouse is a steep climb and is a bit exhausting. Take some time to stop and read the plaques on the walls. Once at the top, the view is outstanding and worth the climb. There are several other buildings on site that give you the... More

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Mount Juliet, TN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

In addition to the lighthouse, the exhibits and keepers houses are an interesting visit. We visited with kids and grandkids, and everybody climbed the 200+ steps to the top of the lighthouse. The admission was not expensive ($5 adults, $2 for children), and the gift shop had inexpensive stuff for grandkids. There are restrooms on the grounds, and there are... More

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Horley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wanted to do something different at Daytona, found this on Trip Advisor, what a little gem. Beautiful location, worth climbing the steps (slowly!) for a great all round view. Afterwards drove on to the beach, had a drink and a paddle in the warm Atlantic. Bliss.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When living in FL for a short time, I traveled to the Ponce Inlet Light House where I was immediately impressed with its cheap fee, beautiful view, and location in comparison to the water. Walking up the many, many stairs of the light house didn't feel tiring because I was fixated on the beauty of the walls, staircase, and the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was our "historical surprise" of the trip. The lighthouse park and grounds are immaculate. Even though a busy place, staff was patient and attentive when needed. Climbing the lighthouse is not for the weak, but worth the climb - you feel every one of the 203 steps. The views from the walk around are of course amazing. You see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As we were leaving Daytona Beach, I wanted to go by the Lighthouse to see if before we left. Since it was only $5 to get in and walk up to top of lighthouse and see all the museum houses, we did it. I told them I had a printed coupon and left it in my car, and they gave... More

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Easley, South Carolina
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278 reviews 278 reviews
18 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We liked the entire operation. Great views from the lighthouse in every direction. My boys loved reading about the history of Daytona Speedway and how the racing used to be on the beach. We had told them in the past how the Daytona racing had evolved. Not sure that they had believed us up until this. Our 3 sons (ages... More

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
58 attraction reviews
474 helpful votes 474 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We spent 2 hrs going over this place. I found it fascinating but the wife and kids were a little less enthusiastic. So for the naysayer you may just want to climb the lighthouse and breeze thru it in an hour or so. The storyboards in the keepers houses really gave me a good appreciation for the life and hardship... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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132 reviews 132 reviews
60 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was the 2nd time I've visited Ponce Lighthouse. The last time was about 13 years ago. Not much has changed since then, which is good. The lighthouse is a little tough to get to from our Orlando base. You need to go all the way up to Daytona to cross the intercoastal waterway and then drive south to the... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have visited many times and walked to the top of the lighthouse twice. It is a narrow climb but worth the view at the top. On the property, there is a video that starts ever 20 or 30 minutes that tells the history of the lighthouse. There are more sign around the property explaining what the remaining buildings were... More

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