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  • Open gate to military exchange
    Open gate to military exchange
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  • Looking through the fence
    Looking through the fence
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  • Sign about the cemetery
    Sign about the cemetery
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Jupiter Things to Do

  • Jupiter Lighthouse -1860

    In order to get into the lighthouse, you have to buy a ticket. But the museum entrance is not obvious. The museum was $5 each and it was an additional $2 to take a lighthouse tour. The museum has nothing to do with the lighthouse, and I didn't think it was worth $5. The lighthouse OTOH was worth more.Current prices (2011) are $9 for adults, $5...

  • Jupiter Musuem

    Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and the DuBois Pioneer Home & Historical Tindall House are operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical SocietyAdmission to the museum exhibits without the lighthouse tour is $5.00. The museum is primarily connected with the service members that were stationed here during World War II

  • Home of Roger Dean Stadium

    See the spring training home of both the Florida Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals.This is also the home of the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins A) and Palm Beach Cardinals (Cardinals A).After the game, stop by one of the many eateries. I ate at Rooney's Public House and the fish and chips were wonderful! There is a nice pub atmosphere mixed with...


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  • Cheaper than Chops

    We were driving around Juno Beach in the dark trying to find a place to eat. The place that the girl at the motel recommended either wasn't open or was too busy. We ended up back in Jupiter and stopped in Bluff's Square (a shopping center). First we went to look at the menu outside of BarryMore's, but that was too expensive. This was next...

  • Prime Steaks & Chops

    We were looking for a place to eat and saw this place, but the menu prices were so high that we went elsewhere. Their website says:Only USDA Grade Prime cuts of beef, aged a minimum of four weeks to ensure flavor and tenderness, are served. That's a USDA classification accorded to just three percent of the meat produced in America.Prime rib at...

  • Pancho's and Pepe'sThis is in...

    Pancho's and Pepe'sThis is in Tequesta which borders Jupiter. It's the only Mexican restaurant that I know of close by. It is also one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in the area. We are vegetarian, so the cheese enchilladas are my favorite. They have lots to choose from and other vegetarian dishes as well.


Jupiter Warnings and Dangers

  • Escort Required

    You MUST go with a guide onto the lighthouse grounds. You are not allowed to wander around at will. This is a Coast Guard rule (photo 3 which says "Lighthouse Visitors are not permitted to walk back without an escort. Please wait here for a tour guide")By road, the lighthouse is really hard to find. Even with directions. I could find it on the...

  • Bad detours

    Trveling west on 726...came within about 2 blocks of the interstate (I95) and local police routing traffic north and south...into housing developments!!!!!!!! Over 1-1/2 hours, yes HOURS, LATER, we and dozens of other frustrated tourists were able to find a marked highway. Why in the world a detour was not set up blocks back and properly routed...

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Jupiter Off The Beaten Path

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    by grandmaR Updated May 10, 2010

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    The lighthouse keeper's house has burned down, but there remains this small cemetery. The small cemetery which contains stillborn or young children of the lighthouse keepers is on the grounds of Jupiter Lighthouse which is located on the northern bank of the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter Lighthouse Park in the city of Jupiter

    Cemetery and Loxahatchee River Looking through the fence Gravestones inside the fence Close-up of a stone Sign about the cemetery
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    • Budget Travel
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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Jupiter Sports & Outdoors

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    by grandmaR Updated Apr 10, 2011

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    The whole reason for the lighthouse, is of course to warn sailors and boaters.

    We have not used Jupiter Inlet by boat - it is not a Class A inlet. But there are lots of boating activities in the area including the marinas below, which we have not used.

    Equipment: Admiral's Cove Marina Marina
    300 Admiral's Cove Blvd.
    Jupiter FL 33477
    Max(LOA): 130'
    # of Slips: 72
    Appr Depth: 8'
    Dock Depth: 8'
    Located on ICW with access to Atlantic Ocean.
    The Club at Admiral's Cove is a private residential platinum rated country club with 5-miles of navigable waterway with more than 500 private docks and marina. We welcome transient guests.

    Jupiter Seasport Marina Marina/Dry Stack
    1095 North A1A
    Jupiter FL 33477
    (LOA): 100'
    # of Slips: 20
    Appr Depth: 9'
    Dock Depth: 9'
    Located on Jupiter Inlet, ICW with access to Atlantic Ocean.

    Lighthouse from the intercoastal Inlet and marina from the lighthouse grounds Marina on the other side of the inlet Drawbridge for inlet Boats docked along road in Jupiter area
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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Fishing
    • Architecture

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Jupiter Favorites

  • Jupiter Lighthouse

    Jupiter Inlet lighthouse is another one that was built by George G. Meade. The 105 ft brick tower is painted brick red; the lantern is painted black. The lighthouse can be shorter because it is on a mound that is about 14 feet tall. The original rotating 1st order Fresnel lens remains in use. The principal keeper's house burned in 1927, but there...

  • Nature around the Inlet

    The state and Coast Guard carried out a major renovation of the tower during 1999-2000, during which archaeologists discovered the light is built on a 14 foot tall Indian mound. In 2008, the light station and its surroundings were designated an Outstanding Natural Area, and in 2009 the lighthouse received $1 million in federal stimulus funding,...

  • Jupiter Lighthouse, of course....

    Jupiter Lighthouse, of course. They also have a tour of the lighthouse during the first part of the week. Roller blade down A1A along the beach. Taking my dog to the beach. They are dog friendly their.


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