We spent a day on Tybee Island and visited the very famous Tybee Island Light House!
We got there VERY early on a hot day, but we still wanted to make the stair climb to the top. We were told that there were around 178 steps, and, on this day, it seemed like twice that.
We bought our tickets and made our way up. There is a landing/place to rest every 25 steps or so, so its actually not that bad. Also, it did seem to get cooler as we went up.
The steps are a bit skinny though... at least they seem skinny as people are walking both up and down on them. On our way back down, we did have to stand towards the center of the stairs to allow groups with small kids to walk up and continue using the hand rail. This might be a tough situation for people with claustrophobia issues on a crowded day.
There was a great view of the area once at the top. There were some interesting views through the windows on the way up too. Of course, once we were at the top, there is that scary feeling as you realize how far up you are.