Key West Lighthouse

Key West

You can climb up 88 spiraling steps to the top of this snowy white lighthouse, built in 1846, for a decent view (perhaps not as enjoyable as it was in the days when a men's clothing-optional resort was next door, but we digress…). Aside from the views, you can also visit the lighthouse keeper's cottage, which has photographs and artifacts with historical tidbits on life for the keepers of the light.

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