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St. Marks Lighthouse

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Address: Tallahassee, FL
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Beautiful reward at the end of the trail.

Located in a wildlife refuge the road ends here. Sunrise and sunset offer the most spectacular light but any time of day is fine. The marshes leading to the lighthouse offer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a wildlife refuge the road ends here. Sunrise and sunset offer the most spectacular light but any time of day is fine. The marshes leading to the lighthouse offer great varieties of birds and raw natural beauty in a very uncrowned unique landscape. There are many trails along the dikes. You will see alligators, but mostly just their... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family is trying to visit every lighthouse in Florida and this one did not disappoint. Unfortunately the structure is being renovated and we did not arrive on a day they were giving tours. Do yourself a favor and stop at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center. You can get a free "Lighthouse Road Drive Guide" which will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Been to st. Marks light house in Tallahassee with friend. It was amazing... Our idea was to see sunset.. Plesant feeling.. Alligators.. Mosquitoes, baby rats.. Lol.. Feared of crazy sounds but in a nice way.. Long drive through woods and marsh... Lotus flowers... Wavy driveway... Trip totally worth it but only to nature lovers..

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Lovely drive through woods & marsh to reach lighthouse. There is a fee at park entrance. Passed lots of bird watchers along the side of the road. Had the observation tower by the lighthouse at the end of the roadway to ourselves and enjoyed seeing the wildlife refuge, birds, boaters, and changing colors at the end of the day. The... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Couldn't get into the lighthouse but the view of the Gulf and walk all around the place were totally worth it. We walked behind the lighthouse and got great shots of it from the marsh. The ground directly behind the lighthouse was strangely spongey-probably from the number of fiddler crabs that inhabit during high tide.

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Hinesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Second visit to this part of the Florida coast was my wife's birthday I planed a weekend trip to include Lighthouse visit beautiful view at sunset!

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Thank SparkytheRoadDawg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The lighthouse is being restored and is inside of the National Wild Life Refuge. You cannot go inside or step up into the building but there is the lighthouse story from the civil war era that is worth the read (Huge Metal Plaque)

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We were exploring the area and stumbled upon the Lighthouse. The visitors center is definitely worth going to. The lighthouse has some interesting history and we hope that it will continue to be protected and preserved.

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Fulton, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Beautiful setting and at the end of the road next to the Gulf. Worth seeing and exploring. See this but also visit the rest of the area.

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Macon, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

While you are unable to actually go up into the lighthouse, the views and surrounding area are completely worth your time and the drive. The area has many hiking trails as well as benches and picnic areas. Be careful, though, we saw no less than 12 alligators while driving and walking through here! They weren't close enough to cause concern,... More 

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