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“cool lighthouse” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sanibel Island Lighthouse

Sanibel Island Lighthouse
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Owner description: This lighthouse, built in 1884, offers a storied history, unusual architecture and quiet spots for romantic interludes.
Rhode Island
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“cool lighthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

nice lighthouse with a nice beach around it to walk on or swim in. located near the causeway.

Visited February 2012
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Well worth a quick stop and walk-around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

This is not your usual lighthouse, as it was built of steel (or iron) instead of masonry. Historical marker below lighthouse tells you what you need to know. Area also offers excellent view of toll bridge to island.

Visited February 2012
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Fort Lewis, Washington
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“Rusty and ugly, not worth the drive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

This is not a pretty lighthouse, rather it is old and rusted looking. It's definitely not worth a trip. If you're coming to go to the beach, it's a great spot but don't come for the lighthouse. It's seen better days.

Visited February 2012
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Rochester, NY
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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A different kind of lighthouse.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

The only reason the lighthouse only gets four stars is that it is not open to the public to go to the top. But it's open structure is so different from other lighthouses I have visited that I found it fascinating anyway, just from seeing the outside. The beach nearby is gorgeous, too.

Visited February 2012
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South Dakota, United States
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3 reviews
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

It was an overcast day when we were there, but my husband and 2 children and I had a blast choosing shells out of the millions that washed onto the shore. We saw 2 live starfish and at least 10 dolphins playing in the ocean off the point near the lighthouse! Lots of great memories made!

Visited February 2012
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