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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
Owner description: This lighthouse will take your breath away. Is it the gorgeous view, the 175 foot long climb, or...
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Type: Lighthouses, Observation Decks/ Towers, Beaches, Museums
Activities: Getting married
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Putnam Valley, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I felt it was very informative about the era when the lighthouse was in use. You can climb up into the lighthouse, although we did not venture up. There are several original houses which you can go into which show life at the time with many artifacts from the time and the families that inhabited the homes. Well worth the... More 

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Royal Oak, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped for the climb up the tallest lighthouse in Florida, measuring 175 feet. The 203 steps to the top / outside gallery are moderately easy with numerous platforms to relax. The lighthouse itself is only one of the attractions at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Station Museum. The restored operations buildings & living quarters are presented in an... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I went with my family of 5 ages range from 5 y/o to 41! My five year old even enjoyed the museum!! It only cost 19.00 for all five of us. I was a bit skeptical about the climb, however I managed to get to the top, not bad as it may seem , even if you are afraid of... More 

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Southlake, TX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I encourage everyone who is fortunate to live in our area or is visiting here to take the time to visit the lighthouse and museum. The view from the top of the lighthouse is breathtaking and well-worth the climb. The museum exhibits are really interesting and will provide its history, which I promise you will enjoy. The restoration of the... More 

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Fernandina Beach
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There are three review threads with varying names of the facility on tripadvisor. One is this one and the other is Ponce de Leon Lighthouse and the last one is called Lighthouse Point Park. The photos are evidence that these are the same place.

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Was able to get some amazing photos of the lighthouse and the surrounding area. Highly recommend going through the area around the lighthouse.

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Ocala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I visited this site for the first time and were pleasantly surprised at the extent of the restoration and the interesting exhibits. The lightkeepers' houses were complete and historically accurate, and the lens museum was REALLY enlightening (sorry about the pun). We woosed out on going to the top of the lighthouse, but my guess is that... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My family of 5 (3 adults, 2 kids ages 18 and 11) enjoyed our visit to this lighthouse. My kids don't usually like visiting historical places and they "allowed" me to pick 2 places to put on our itinerary. Surprisingly, they had lots of fun and they even climbed the 203 steps to the top of the lighthouse and saw... More 

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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47 reviews 47 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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