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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: 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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mnt city
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Great light house to visit, esp. the history and move of the structure, ranger were great and very knowledgeable. Light house is a fee area, museum is free as well as free parking and beach access light house is 31 steps between each of 8 landings, enjoy

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Winchester, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

National Park staff was very knowledgeable and friendly Great facilities. In the summer it gets very hot and humid. Take water. Vending machines available, clean restrooms. Fee for climbing to the top.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Perfect maintenance outside. Inside was not well maintained - dusty/dirty steps and missing paint on some rails and some brick. After seeing the perfection inside with Bodie Island Lighthouse, was expecting better for this national treasure.

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Climbed to the top. Tallest brick lighthouse in the country. Many steps, but you can rest at the different levels. beautiful view from the top.

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New Providence, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Easy parking, visitor center and somewhere to sit and enjoy the beauty of the lighthouse, unfortunately unable to climb the stairs but still enjoyed the view. Free to see, only small charge if you want to climb the lighthouse

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london
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50 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Did the night climb on full moon night. And the museum in the day. So love the view and at night found it enchanting. Museum good. Entrance fee for climb is $8 museum free. It's 252 steps to the top so make sure to have good shoes and lungs !

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There is an amazing view when you get to the top of the lighthouse. This lighthouse is the most visited one in NC. I can't wait to go back and go to the lighthouse. The price is reasonable. My family went and my grandma had always wanted to climb a lighthouse and she did.

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Greenville Sc
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you find yourself on the outerbanks of North Carolina, a visit to the Hatteras lighthouse is a must. To marvel at a structure that could be built so many years ago and to withstand every hurricane to come it's way. This is a photo opertunity you will not want to miss.

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Zanesville, Ohio
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our group stopped here for a few photos on the way down to Ocracoke. The lighthouse was beautiful and well kept. Very easy to find.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Cape Hatteras Light was an engineering master piece for the time period in which it was built. At 208 feet tall, it is America's tallest lighthouse, with 208 steps to the top. Due to sea erosion it was moved in the late 90's 2900 feet to its current location, another engineering feat. Make sure to visit the original site. Also... More

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