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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
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The trail-runner's dream.

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Nature at its best, for adults and kids alike!

St. Marks has the classrooms and activities for kids to study nature. Bird watching, nature photography, hiking, biking and fishing. Boat ramps are available with ample parking.

Reviewed 4 days ago
ju4052
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

St. Marks has the classrooms and activities for kids to study nature. Bird watching, nature photography, hiking, biking and fishing. Boat ramps are available with ample parking.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for a long walk, best for biking. Several foot paths. Lots of bird watching. Snakes, gators, wildlife. Just sit and relax. Visit the lighthouse at the end.

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Thank A9316UQrobertar
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a breath taking place...All the wildlife and the serenity will make you think you're abroad in land of the wild...Bring drinks and food for there is no place to eat nor grab a bottle of water...

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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

St Marks Wildlife Refuge is a great place to visit, especially when the weather is too cool for lying on the beach. It's a natural second stop if you're visiting Wakulla Springs. A lot of people come here to see the lighthouse, which is a very well known landmark in the area. This is also a good place for birdwatching... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This magical spot is majestic and mesmerizingly quiet. You can hear the birds singing, the water lapping, and the wind whispering through the trees.

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here to get photos of the lighthouse. I was trying to get photos of all the lighthouses on the Florida west coast that were listed in Russ Rowlett's Lighthouse Directory. This is the second oldest Florida lighthouse. My trip was actually in March 2011. Since it was winter time, there was no one to collect a fee, and... More 

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ALBANY,GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my son there and we both enjoyed it. You can do as little or as much walking as you want. The admission of only $5.00 per car load is a bargain. For us it was nice way to spend an afternoon.

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305 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place before Trip Advisor was useful for me. I quite enjoyed the walk around the area and seeing a beautiful sight. Got some good photos at sunset as well. There seemed to be quite a few people walking around the area when I was there as well.

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Thank ColbyButler
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't believe I could spend an entire day here, but I did and really enjoyed myself. I saw so many birds. The peaceful relaxed pace was wonderful. Restrooms clean and well maintained. Picnic tables well located. My main reason for writing this is to let anyone who visits this location know that you can borrow a pair of binoculars... More 

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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressive refuge, sprawls across a wide swath of the panhandle south of Tallahassee with smaller areas in addition to the main section where the visitors center is located. Great bird- and wildlife watching, nice visitors center, very well-maintained. We had binoculars, but I think I noticed a sign at the VC saying you could borrow binos there as well.

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