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St. Marks Lighthouse

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Address: Tallahassee, FL
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850-925-6121
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Beautiful picnic site!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Megan T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great wildlife area - 30 mins south of Tallahassee. As you enter the area, you transit for about 7 miles through marshes and lakes - and in winter incredible bird watching. At the end of the road is the lighthouse with fantastic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Very serene and relaxing.

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Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The lighthouse is in the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. It was nice to see the lighthouse at it's original location in the Refuge, as it must have appeared many years ago. Visiting the location, you can sense the quietness that the light keepers must also experienced. The lighthouse is in fairly good repair. It was not open for tours.

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

On vacation and wanted to see the lighthouses. St Marks was the first one. Stopped in the gift shop/information building, very nice, friendly attendant, be sure to see the stuffed alligator. Went to the light house. Although you can't go in it's worth the trip. Our issue was when we visited it was 3 weeks post Hurricane Hermine. I assume... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We loved it , my picky kids went crabbing and had a blast. Beautiful place for a couple or family. We visit as often as we can

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