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Address: 421 E Queen Isabella, Lighthouse Square, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2412
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+1 956-943-7602
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09:00 - 17:00
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You can see the entire South Padre Island from atop this historic...

You can see the entire South Padre Island from atop this historic lighthouse, first lit in 1853. A replica of the lighthouse keeper's cottage is on the grounds.

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Very fun, the view from the top of the light house was beautiful and the museum had a lot of information and history in it. Very entertaining for not being in tourist season.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2015
BRIAN B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

It was worth the few dollars to be allowed to go up too although it's a lot of stairs to climb and my legs hurt afterwards. We did the combined museum package for entry into two museums so it was definitely worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Very fun, the view from the top of the light house was beautiful and the museum had a lot of information and history in it. Very entertaining for not being in tourist season.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Went to visit but was turned away even though my grandson meet height requirement the have to be 4 yrs old he was very disappointed

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Thank Kim H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice lighthouse, but this was not one we were willing to pay to go upstairs. Guess the town has to make money anyway they can. Great view from the outside. Nice quick little stop to make.

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Thank Jennifer V
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I remember this lighthouse when I was a young boy 50 years ago. It is still amazing. The tour is quite amazing and the view will give you a different perspective of Port Isabel and SPI.

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Benbrook, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Just took pictures outside, we arrived in town to late to go inside. Got Some good pictures, view is so pretty from bridge.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

At 4:55 was told by the keeper they closed at 5. She turned away 3 separate families. Arrived next day, our 5 year old determined to make the lighthouse climb. While waiting along with another family we had to bare witness to her interaction (with whom we figured to be her husband being relieved from his shift) which was rather... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

We are stopped spending money for entrance fees at all trivial locations and this one we did not go to the top. Just no reason. Great on the ground for a photo opt and you can easily see the bay from the ground level so why go up a steep set of stairs that you have to pay for such... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Great views from the top. This lighthouse is nestled in the small town where restaurants and shops line the street.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

It's smaller than you think. You walk up some very small, narrow steps and walk down again. It's too hot to linger, not a lot to see once you're up there. It makes a good photo prop, but that's it. I don't recommend spending the money on it.

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