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“Great View” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
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$21.99*
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Civil War Tour of Pensacola
Ranked #4 of 104 things to do in Pensacola
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Owner description: The Best View in Town! Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola.The top of the tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three forts, the Pensacola skyline and the historic Navy Yard. The fully restored Keepers' Quarters, built in 1869, is home to a museum and a gift shop. Visit this historic spot in America's First Settlement, established in 1559. Make a day of it and visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and Fort Barrancas while you're here. Our nature walk takes you to the white sands of beautiful quiet-water beach–a perfect beach for kids. Bring the family and a picnic lunch and stay a while. The Pensacola Lighthouse and museum is open 7 days/week. Special tours include Blue Angel practices, Light of the Moon and Ghost Hunts. Private tour and function times available as well.
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

It was a workout! Just like all lighthouses, there were lots of steps. It was worth going to the top to get a birdeye view of Pensacola. You have to like historical stuff and see the importance of a lighthouse to appreciate it.

Visited November 2012
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Lenexa, Kansas
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“It's a long way up...but worth the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

The grounds are lovely and the gift shop has tons of Lighthouse tchotchkes to add to your collection. The trip up to the top of the Lighthouse is not for the faint of heart...but the view from the top is absolutely amazing!

Visited October 2012
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Love the view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

For only $5 you can climb to the top of the lighthouse. There are lots of steps, so wear good shoes. If you wear flip flops you will have to take them off and the steps will hurt your feet. Once you're there, you will love the view. Stay as long as you would like. Be sure to bring your camera! There is also a nice gift shop. You pay in the gift shop for the climb, then walk to the lighthouse. Fun attraction!!

Visited October 2012
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Auburn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“First timer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was a very cool experience. I had never been in a lighthouse before so this was a really neat experience. The climb to the top was not bad.... word of advice....don't wear flip flops!! View from the top was really awesome. The guide at the top was very knowledgeable and informative. Worth the trip!

Visited October 2012
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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Climbing the lighthouse was awesome- the guide at the top is very knowledgeable and friendly, and the view is worth every stair! Bring your camera

Visited October 2012
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