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“It’s a small light, but a great view.”

Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum
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Ranked #21 of 168 things to do in Key West
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Lugoff, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“It’s a small light, but a great view.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Though the lighthouse itself is only about 85 feet tall, it gives a wonderful view of Key West and the surrounding waters. Like the 88 spiral iron stairs to the top, the price of admission is a little steep. And unless things have changed, they didn’t cut a break for my USCG credentials. Price aside, it’s worth it.
As one who’s been in many, many lighthouses up and down the east coast, including those still in operation, I’m enamored with their history, engineering, mechanicals and the day to day lives of those who kept the light burning. My wife says that if they ever reinstated the Lighthouse Service, I’d be the first to sign up.
Enjoy the view. God bless.

Visited June 2012
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“Great Views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Yes, it is a small lighthouse, but it gives you a big view of Key West. Good activity if you need to entertain the family and have already seen Key West's top ten sights. We liked the lightkeepers house, and thought the video was quite interesting.

Visited December 2012
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Kennebunkport, Maine
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“Good views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

There are 88 steps to the top of the lighthouse which means 88 steps down the circular staircase! The view is very good from the top. It's worth the walk if you like lighthouses.

Visited December 2012
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indiana
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“What a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

why so much money just to go up in a light house I have no idea but while your here you will want to get the view. The only other way to get that view from that high up (free) is go to LeCouncha take the eleavator to the roof top at sunset!!!!

Visited December 2012
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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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“Fascinating stories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

We went shortly before closing and didn't get a chance to stay as long as we would have liked. There is some amazing history in Key West and the museum did a great job in presenting it in a fun way. And of course, climbing up to the top of the lighthouse is a must!!

Visited December 2012
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