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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 13 things to do in Ponce Inlet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Beaches, Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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, Beaches, Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Getting married
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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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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is a treat for visitors to the area. It is very picturesque and lovely grounds make for wonderful photo opportunities!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Each time I visit a lighthouse I have to talk myself into the climb as I'm not that fond of the steep openwork stairs. This climb was so worth the anxiety and after the stunning views we can always say it was so worth it and be proud that as we age we still challenge ourselves. The park and surroundings... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You can walk the grounds, go through a gift shop, and climb to the top of the lighthouse. The history of the mirrors and lenses is quite interesting and they have been pristinely preserved. You can walk a short distance from the lighthouse and enjoy a drink at several restaurants right along the waterfront. If you are staying in Ponce... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stumbled on this just driving to see what was at the end of the road! It is a beautiful park with Free Parking which was a pleasant surprise too. After the climb to the top we visited the house with lenses- they were huge and beautiful -Its nice that they are being preserved. The 203 step climb-- I had... More 

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This lighthouse is more than the tower and light. The original buildings that housed the light keepers and their families are open and furnished with lots of information about what they did and how they lived. You can do a self guided tour of the grounds and walk up to the top of the lighthouse for a great view. The... More 

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This working lighthouse is one of our favorite places to visit, we go all the time and take friends every time we can. It's a bit of a hike up the 187 or so stairs, but there are places to rest along the way, so if you need to take your time you can, but you need to go up... More 

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fort wayne Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very nice lighthouse fairly easy to climb plenty of places to stop and rest on the way up. Wished it had two railings instead of one but it was fine using one railing. The museum is informative lots to look at. Well worth the $8.00 per person.

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

203 steps to the top. Either be in shape or train for it. Great view, windy our day and scary because of it. The grounds had three houses for the families of the men who manned the lighthouses from 1887 on through the early 1900's. Second tallest lighthouse in North America at 17 stories. 8 feet thick brick walls at... More 

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Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The lighthouse is only about 10 miles south of Daytona Beach. It costs $5 per person to gain access to the grounds and the lighthouse but it's well worth it. There are many out buildings which contain artifacts and you can sit through a brief film that describes the history of the area. It's worth watching. After climbing 203 steps... More 

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The lighthouse was incredible, the view from the top can't be beat. I am a huge lover of lighthouses, so a stop here on our tour of the east Florida coast was a must

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