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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Phone Number: 252-995-4474
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to...
The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
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A Great Place to Visit

This is one of the best places we visited in Outer Banks. The lighthouse is impressive and the history fascinating and the museum is excellent. Our only disappontment was that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Redmond, Oregon
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Redmond, Oregon
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168 reviews 168 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best places we visited in Outer Banks. The lighthouse is impressive and the history fascinating and the museum is excellent. Our only disappontment was that the lighthouse wasn't open the view would be amazing. This attraction is well you time.

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Avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The view from the top is incrediable! You can see where the path was when they moved the lighthouse.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The museum was interesting and the lighthouse itself well maintained. Wish it would've been open to climb, but still glad we had a look!

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Red Bank, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of the most unique lighthouses along the eastern seaboard. The history that surrounds this landmark is amazing. If you have the chance climb up to the top and enjoy the amazing view!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well worth the hour drive south from where we were staying. Stopped at the bodie light house on the way. We were disappointed we couldn't take the tour up to the top, as tours don't happen until April. But still wonderful to check out and take pictures of. The museum is very good aswel. Lots of history in that place.... More 

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful views and a great place to see the point. Bring a bottle of water, lots of stairs. Make sure you lock up your valuables. A good note for any traveler

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You can see the Cape Hatteras lighthouse from miles away on approach. Watch out for the deer as you enter the park grounds! Though closed while we were there, visitors can pay to climb to the top of the enormous (200 feet?) structure. We visited the museum instead and were impressed with the historical displays of seaside life in the... More 

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Bring a group and play frisbee or something. Take pictures in front of the light house. The gift shop is open 10-5 most days.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We go to OBX after all the tourist leave, so getting up to Hatteras Lighthouse was much easier. Once you climb to the top the views are spectacular. Small entrance fee was charged since it's part of the National Park Service, I got the passport which allows me to get other National Park stamps added. Caveat: I went back in... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a beautiful lighthouse. Couldn't climb, unfortunately, as it was closed this time of year. I believe it opens around Easter. Check schedules. The surrounding grounds, camp sites, trails are great. Good gift shop.

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