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St. Marks Lighthouse

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Peace in nature

A must see in the area. You will see Allgators and many different species of birds. It's is a well kept area, the admission price around ten dollars. You can film, picnic, fish or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is about a 40-45 minute drive from downtown Tallahassee. It's a beautiful setting, lots of water everywhere, tons of birds and great views. The history is interesting, especially the Civil War connection. The lighthouse is nice to look at but that's all you can do. You can't go in. The adjoining keepers house, added later, is also boarded up.... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see in the area. You will see Allgators and many different species of birds. It's is a well kept area, the admission price around ten dollars. You can film, picnic, fish or just enjoy being part of a special ecosystem. Teaching children about our natural world is a must, the Lighthouse is a good start. I have never... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Saint Marks Lighthouse is like a trip back in time. There is a plaque outside the lighthouse that details it's amazing history. History like the time the Confederates removed and hid the giant mirror in the swamp to keep it out of the hands of the union....and more. Also, on the three or so mile drive... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The location of this lighthouse provides great opportunities to watch nature in conjunction with seeing the light. The only drawback is you can't climb the light. It likes like it would provide a breathtaking sight of the wildlife reserve as well as the water. As you turn off Highway 98 onto Lighthouse road, keep you eyes open for the wildlife.... More 

1 Thank Mike-TTME
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I've been several times with a variety of groups of friends. There's great, easy nature trails with flowers and butterflies. Plenty of picnic benches so it's a great outdoor lunch spot.

Thank Megan T
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Long and peaceful and scenic drive out to lighthouse. Stunning setting where river joins Gulf of Mexico.

Thank Frances T
Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went here today with my boyfriend and my friend. Lovely scenic route out to the lighthouse, and a great walking trail around the area. However, there are some VERY dangerous oysters that will cut your feet if you are not careful. Let's just say that what was supposed to be a fun trip to the lighthouse ended with a 2.5... More 

1 Thank Kylison B
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We enjoyed this area of the NWR so much! There were plenty of paths to explore and beautiful vistas to photograph.

1 Thank smiley3802
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

such a peaceful quite place, only negative was that the light house was not open for me to climb up But I walked all over, around the light house along the water etc etc

1 Thank David Z
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

the water is gorgeous and you might just see some gators. Local wildlife and beautiful nature all around. Perfect for a walk or a picnic. The gift shop features all the local wildlife souvenirs.

1 Thank Kerry S

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