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“Nature”

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #2 of 83 things to do in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The trail-runner's dream.
Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nature”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you like spending your day in the outdoors, this is the place for you. I love the annual butterfly tagging. Have you every been in a tent full of butterflies? There is a ranger building with gifts to buy and educational films to watch. There is a lighthouse and a trail to walk. At different times of the year there are migratory birds to watch like homecoming for the cranes.

Visited October 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
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153 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“If you want to see the real Florida this is the place to go”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This IS Florida! Beautiful. You will see all kinds of wildlife a picturesque lighthouse. Grab a picnic lunch and go and enjoy the beauty of the refuge.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank TallyFL
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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A Must Visit for Nature Lovers”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Located on the Gulf coast directly south of Tallahassee, Florida, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge seems to be the definition of preservation of a variety of wildlife habitats ranging from southern forest to coastal marsh, including a charming lighthouse. We love this place and find it truly relaxing for a day trip. Take your camera and a spare memory card.

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse is truly remote, so pack a lunch and snacks.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank bjdees
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Tallahassee, Florida
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131 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Birds and Gators Out Here”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lots of birds to watch, and the gators are sometimes by the road. Lighthouse is nothing fancy, cannot walk up in it.
There is a park fee to get into this area.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Ramonalea
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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews
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“St Marks Wildlife Refuge...Very Neat”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

A very diverse wildlife refuge...where each season of the year provides opportunities to view seasonal wildlife. Excellent trails for both bicycling and hiking...and also horse trails.

Visitor center has a very informative staff and they plan many special events through out the year.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Jimbo H
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