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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Completed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only a handful of lighthouses in the United States to have all of its original buildings still standing. The 175-foot structure is the second tallest lighthouse in the U.S. and still serves as a faithful guide to Atlantic coast mariners.
Located in Ponce Inlet, the Daytona Beach area's southernmost point, the lighthouse also features one of Florida's largest maritime museums.
The grounds include historical displays, a video depicting lighthouse history, a rare Fresnel lens exhibit, and a gift shop full of treasures. A 203-step climb of the lighthouse provides a panoramic view of the north and south arteries of the Intracoastal Waterway and the surrounding area. Picnic facilities and nature trails are available nearby at Lighthouse Point Park.

Marine Science Center
The Marine Science Center provides an innovative learning experience where visitors can discover, enjoy and appreciate the many wonders of marine science.

The center houses a wet/dry classroom and lab, gift shop, a sea turtle exhibit, bird and sea turtle rehabilitation facilities, a 5,000 gallon artificial reef aquarium, as well as static and interactive educational displays. A boardwalk and nature trail system extending throughout the park allows for wildlife and habitat observation.

Ponce de Leon Lighthouse
Ponce de Leon Lighthouse



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