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Address: 1975 Highway 98 W, Carrabelle, FL 32322-3004
Phone Number: +1 850-697-8148
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Not your typical lighthouse

Rather unusual steel construction lighthouse that you can actually climb. If you claustrophobic don't attempt it. Interesting story behind the lighthouse and the keepers of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stevencoles
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rather unusual steel construction lighthouse that you can actually climb. If you claustrophobic don't attempt it. Interesting story behind the lighthouse and the keepers of the light. This was decommissioned a few years back but maintained by some local enthusiasts, so stop by and support this unique venue. We stopped by for the annual lantern festival,in October, was quite unique.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Great climb to the top. The view is great. Fun thing to do for 5$. There is a museum with the history of the lighthouse and a playground for kids. They have special climbs on full moon nights too

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Moved to Carrabelle a year ago from Pittsburgh and have been planning on climbing to the top. Well it was worth it. The view is amazing and the volunteer at the top was very knowledgable.

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Thank susie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We didn't get to go into the visitor's center, but just seeing the lighthouse was fun. Hubby called it a very large flight of stairs. A cute lizard accompanied us. There is an attached playground that is in very good shape. It's worth a visit.

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

I like lighthouses and their history and this one was great. We got there before one but the lady in the museum had the key and let us go up...there are 138 steps but take your time and it's worth the view when you get up top! It's only $5 per person. It's a very unique structure ..haven't seen one... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is one of the four lighthouses that make the Big Bend area of the Gulf Coast of Florida. This design has proven to be able to withstand the onslaught of tidal surge due to hurricanes. The site is free. Has picnic tables and a play area for kids. There is a gift shop, but it is not open every... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

This lighthouse reminds me of something we would have built from an erector set! Unfortunately, it wasn't open when we were there but I will be back to go through the museum and climb to the top! It's set a block from the highway in a wooded lot and has picnic tables you can sit at to soak in the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

It was cool one day on our vacation so we decided to visit this lighthouse. We didn't think it was open on Wednesdays, so we were going to just walk around. Then, a lady that worked there showed up and opened up the lighthouse and the gift shop. She was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Climbing the lighthouse was challenging but... More 

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Pelham, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Nice place to visit. Took some great photo shots here. Will go back again. Worth the visit if you are passing through or even visiting Carrabelle.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

During our travels my GF and I passed the Lighthouse and stopped by to have a look. This lighthouse is similar to the one we climbed at Hillsboro. When we arrived there was no one there but the woman who was in the store/museum. She unlocked the lighthouse for us and allowed us to climb and take pictures. There was... More 

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