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“Very Narrow but BEAUTIFUL View”

Port Isabel Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Port Isabel
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Owner description: You can see the entire South Padre Island from atop this historic lighthouse, first lit in 1853. A replica of the lighthouse keeper's cottage is on the grounds.
Victoria, Texas
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129 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Very Narrow but BEAUTIFUL View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

Parking was great. The grounds were well maintained. The stairs were steep (as they should be) and narrow but I climbed to the top. It is pretty crowded so large groups won't all get to go up at once. We had a family of 3 and there was another family of 3 already at the top. They didn't let anyone else go - thank goodess! The view was unbelievable. The trip up was quick and the trip down, frightening. Overall...a must do. You will be in and out in less than 15 minutes if there are not people in line!

Visited June 2012
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McAllen, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great place to take the kids for a movie night.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

we really enjoy the whole area but the kids like the movie night we stop by DQ and get a blizzard to enjoy remember to bring a blanket and cusions to sit on along with water for the kids.

Visited July 2012
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Rogers, Arkansas
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good bay view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

It was pretty cool,, a short climb of stairs to the top

Visited August 2011
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Weslaco, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“From books to real”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

Light house very well kept. Nice shops around. Perhaps some live music or even some a desert place would be nice.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Selina M
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Rio Dulce Guatemala
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“What is there not to Love?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

And, they show movies during the summer. It is a great great place. Go there.

Visited June 2012
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