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Crooked River Lighthouse

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Address: 1975 Highway 98 W, Carrabelle, FL 32322-3004
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We stopped to see this lighthouse. It has a lot of history for the area. Surprised to learn that it was operational until 1995. Decided not to climb it today. Worth seeing if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kurt R
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DeKalb, Illinois
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DeKalb, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped to see this lighthouse. It has a lot of history for the area. Surprised to learn that it was operational until 1995. Decided not to climb it today. Worth seeing if you like lighthouses.

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Thank Kurt R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lighthouse was decommissioned and all the buildings on the property were sold off. The lens in the lighthouse was replaced with a plastic replica. A small building was erected on site to show what the lightkeeper's house looked like. If you're in the area, stop by but don't go out of your way to go here.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this skeleton lighthouse on a beautiful, clear, sunny day. The view from the gallery of the surrounding area was stupendous, making the climb up the circular stairway of over 120-steps well worthwhile.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is near Carrabelle, very easy to get to. 200-ish steps, great view from the top, five dollars to walk it. If it was 100°, I'm not sure how much I would enjoy this. But the weather was lovely, the view was lovely, it was worth it.

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Thank R M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not the kind of lighthouse we're accustomed to seeing which is why we were attracted to visiting. A film explains the history of the lighthouses that had been built prior to this one.

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Thank Sue N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was informative and educational. The conservation of the original lighthouse is super. The walk wasn't that bad from Carabelle Beach rvc. It took about fifteen minutes to walk. The weather was mild and perfect for a walk. On the other side of the street, the beach has driftwood trees that have formed beautiful spots for photos.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

This is an unusual light with steel construction versus brick and mortar. But it serves it's purpose and takes you back a few years. The museum and light are run by volunteers with operating hours of 1200 to 1700 (5PM). You are permitted to climb the tower from 1300 (1PM) to 1600 (4PM) so plan accordingly. The park surrounding the... More 

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Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We were doing a drive-by of the lighthouses in the Florida Panhandle. It was convenient to get to, and situated right off the road. For its age and history, it is in very good shape. We didn't do the climb, but I can only imagine how beautiful the view from the top must be.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 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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