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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
252-995-4474
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
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Owner description: The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.

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Springhill, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We went to the top where we had a great view of the surrounding area. The stairs are a little tight when you meet those going the other direction but it is not a problem.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Did not walk to the top, just looked at the view from the outside, while on a fishing trip to the area.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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141 reviews 141 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have always wanted to see this Historic Lighthouse and here we are. A few amazing facts I was not aware of, the lighthouse was completed in 1870 it was already approx. 1500 ft from the ocean. and in the 1930's they had to set sheet pilings to stop the erosion of the beach from of the lighthouse. Then in... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

If you visit the Outer Banks. The Hatteras lighthouse should be on you list. The is an icon. It's breathtaking in person. We wwant in November, unfortunately we were not able to climb to the top. They stop that part of the tours in October. The on site museum is very informative and has very interesting artifacts kept over the... More

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Wendell, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

First time to see the Lighthouse, even though I have lived in North Carolina for 31 years. It was quite impressive and huge looking up at it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Such a beautiful and majestic sight!! I so enjoyed spending my birthday on the beach with the beautiful lighthouse in the distance!! Such a romantic and wonderful place!!! I will definitely be back!!!!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was a great visit. The climb to the top takes and bit of time but well worth it. There are landings on the way up that you can take advantage so as to give you a break. The grounds are nice and great for pictures.

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Saint Michaels, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The worlds largest light house. i did not go inside because i am afraid of heights but my boyfriend did and he loved it. i went in the the museum buildings surrounding the light house a lot of fun

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West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Not much to say about lighthouses. After you see one, they all look the same. But it was nice to see and say we were there.

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Ottawa, Canada
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46 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Having been bombarded with tourism hype about visiting this historic lighthouse it's disappointing to arrive and find both the lighthouse and the tiny museum are closed. The gift shop however is open. Of course why else would I travel to the edge of the continent but to buy a souvenir puzzle of tropical fish or an overpriced Cape Hatteras mug.... More

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