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Address: Baytowne Marina, Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, FL 32550

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It Takes a Village

Fun little Village with an Ozark feel, except palm trees & a lot of seafood. Definitely lots of fun rides/amusements for kids, but many adult driven activities as well. Atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 March 2016
Bill M
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Helena, AL
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

It's still not here. :( Sad! There's a place where it clearly is supposed to be. You would think they would have it back up by now.

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Thank Leigh710
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74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Visiting the "LURE" requires gated access and the guard happily allowed us in. He just forgot to tell us the lure is missing. We spoke to people on site and they said it was removed last Sept (2015) for refurbishment and are uncertain when it will return. (It's March 2016 now.)

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Fun little Village with an Ozark feel, except palm trees & a lot of seafood. Definitely lots of fun rides/amusements for kids, but many adult driven activities as well. Atmosphere & many live music venues to choose from. Scenic bay visual on wharf side. Free scheduled evening concerts in center plaza. As far as food & drink, expect high prices... More 

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Thank Bill M
Charleston, SC
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Loved walking The Village. Though it was January and a little chilly, we had an excellent time. Everyone there was friendly and happy. We went as a couple but it's easy to see that it would be a blast for families and groups.

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Thank Charleston_SCLando
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

The kids had a ball with this area that had the World's biggest lure. This area of the resort also had bike rentals (2 free each day), a marina bar and grill, water sports area, boat rental and the famous parrott Marrianne.

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Thank Marsha S
Jefferson City, Missouri
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63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Right near the marina of Baytowne, with lots of great activities around. Easy to spot. Great photo opportunity.

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Thank Laura L
Madisonville, TN
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I had no idea that this was an "attraction" at the Village of Baytowne Wharf! We visited several times, to get bikes and kayaks but thought nothing of this. We did take a picture next to it once!

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Thank AbsMom
Miramar Beach, Florida
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105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting Baytown, the Wharf, etc then you might want to catch a quick glance of the lure. This itself is not a destination but maybe an interesting passing moment.

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Thank Keith L
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

Not sure what the draw is, to be honest. We came to the area of Baytowne, which was great, but the lure itself was rusted and anticlimactic. Something to glance at as you head towards the much more engaging views of the bay and the treehouse walk to the Villages area.

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Thank Anna W
Oxford, Mississippi
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

My girls and I searched high and low for this bad boy. the staff was incredibly friendly and led us right to it! This whole facility is quite an adventure itself. I highly recommend it!

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