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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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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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Beautiful place

This place is a must visit on any trip to Outer Banks. The backdrop of this lighthouse is spectacular. Plenty of great beaches all along the drive on outer banks as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This place is a must visit on any trip to Outer Banks. The backdrop of this lighthouse is spectacular. Plenty of great beaches all along the drive on outer banks as well.

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Covington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Been here once to two times a year since I was a little kid even before they moved the lighthouse to another location, Only climbed it once but always a great place to bring the family or just to hang out at the beach, Great swimming and fishing around this area too!

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a unique opportunity to see and climb a beautiful lighthouse that has played such an interesting role in our history, and then drive out onto one of the most spectacular beaches in the country. There are few, if any, places in the country where you can get this experience. Imagine seeing the Atlantic, and the coast, from that... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great views from the top. Super nice Park Rangers give guided tours with lots of interesting facts. Grounds around lighthouse prove some of the best wildlife viewing around the island

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was so much fun climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse,the first time and even on my 7th climb.When we first started climbing it,it was closer to the water. They have since moved it back to prevent being damaged by the surf.The veiw from the top is incredible..It should be on everyones beach vacation list of"TO DO".

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Watch the video in the gift shop on the project to rescue the lighthouse, its a must see how they actually moved this structure. Then go out and see the original location and where it is now. You cant help but be amazed at how they did it. I'm going back in the summer when I can climb to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My son and I climbed the lighthouse, a must do when visiting Hatteras. The cetificate now proudly hangs in his room and we talked about what a fun time we had. Our timing didn't allow us to take advantage of the ranger talk this year but will be next time. Nice gift shop, too.

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Augusta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have visited this lighthouse many times and am always awed by its majesty. I first saw it in its original location and visited during the time it was being rescued from the encroaching ocean. To see it now and know how it was moved inland never ceases to amaze me. It is a majestic light with an incredible history.... More 

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NJ, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Peaceful location, impeccably maintained lighthouse. Closed during winter months for climbing. Would love to go back in the summer to climb and enjoy the vista!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

A must see in the Outer Banks. Amazing to see the original location and learn how the structure was moved. Absolutely beautiful in person.

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