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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
252-995-4474
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
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Conway, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Having been to the park several times over the last 15 years, I wasn't all that eager to return. I had the "been there done that attitude". We visited 2 times last week and were able to climb to the top and go out on the balcony Friday. Since it was opening day, it was free. We weren't aware of... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

As you'd expect, the view from atop the lighthouse is great. It's a bit of a climb, but you can go at your own pace. We had to wait over an hour until our time to go up because they were very busy on the day we visited, which happened to be the first day of the season (Friday, Apr... More

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edwards, Ny
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

well kept grounds and friendly staff. check it out if you're in the OBX area for sure! Plenty of parking and a walk through tour of the museum.

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Easley, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the lighthouse on the first day it was open for climbing this year. The climb really isn't bad as there are several landings to rest for those who need it. Great experience for all ages.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This lighthouse and the museum accompanying it were fascinating. We especially enjoyed learning about how they moved the lighthouse in 1999.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

She is the second tallest in the world and we'll worth seeing! She has many stories to tell so take a moment to stop and listen. Visit her original site and be in awe of the men who saved her! Don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime to see a part of U.S. History!

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Stoneville, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

When we went this past weekend the lighthouse climb was not open for the season. However we did this a few years ago and it an interesting experience. You can tour the grounds and visit the museum (lightkeepers house.) There is a giftshop and restrooms on site. You can also view the place where the lighthouse once stood prior to... More

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New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We could not walk up because it was before the "season" but there is an excellent little museum manned by a volunteer who was informative and clearly happy to be there. Nice gift shop. This is well worth a short visit.

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North Lawrence, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Take your bottled water and your stair climbing shoes. Purchase your tickets and climb the Lighthouse. WHAT A VIEW !

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Katy, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very informative & educational. Enjoyed watching the 15 movie since we couldn't climb the lighthouse. It was not open yet for the season.

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