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“Great sightseeing stop”

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.
Humble, Texas
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157 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great sightseeing stop”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was June and very hot but the climb was worth it. Great view!! Staff was helpful and friendly. Price was reasonable. Definitely recommend it to anyone visiting South Padre Island

Visited June 2014
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Oklahoma City
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80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun!”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

It was kind of neat to climb the top of the lighthouse. Although it is 75 long and twisting steps up to the top. There was some neat historical information on the grounds surrounding the lighthouse.
Not recommended for those who have a hard time walking, as a staircase was narrow and winding

Visited June 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
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376 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Beautiful...”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lovely day to stop here. Didn't get to climb the lighthouse, but did enjoy going into the museum and talking with the young man inside. Told us so much about the area, he's something like 5th generation Port Isabel. Could have listened to him all day, I think...

Visited June 2014
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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“balcony closed”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Extremely hot inside lighthouse. Having the balcony level closed makes it hotter. The view from the top is nice, but being glassed in it is scorching! Scary for young children. Save your money and wait it until the balcony is reopened.

Visited June 2014
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McKinney, Texas
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56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“It's a lighthouse”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

See the title.....nothing more...nothing less. The lady collecting money acted like she could care less. Fiddled on her cell phone. I could have saved the 30 mins I wasted walking up and back down.

Visited May 2014
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