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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

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Address: 1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927
Phone Number: 252-453-4939
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Activities: Walking
Description: Used today to light the dark stretches of the southern coastline, this...
Used today to light the dark stretches of the southern coastline, this lighthouse was built in 1875 and today can be climbed by the spiral staircase that reaches up 150 feet.
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A trek up to the top of this lighthouse is not for the faint of heart, but it is well worth it for the tremendous view of the Outer Banks. Check out the historical village... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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172 reviews 172 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A trek up to the top of this lighthouse is not for the faint of heart, but it is well worth it for the tremendous view of the Outer Banks. Check out the historical village as well.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I had two members with asthma so this was not their cup of tea. 220 steps up but very much worth it when you get to the top.

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Worth the visit. Great views of the Outer Banks. Well worth the walk to the top. Besides the lighthouse, there are nice grounds to the lighthouse, as well as a park near the grounds.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The view from the top of the lighthouse is a must see! If heights aren't your friend, spend time walking the grounds of the lighthouse and Currituck Heritage Park. Absolutely stunning!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

To climb the lighthouse it was $10 a person 8 and up (they should discount kids 8-17). A few in our group turned around 1/2 way through and they gave them a refund (very nice of them). The walk up wasn't bad because there are landings every 15-20 steps so you can rest if you need to, bring water with... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It's shorter than most other lighthouses we've walked up, but still a great view at the top. The center there offers all sorts of activities which was great for the kids.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I have a heart condition so I was unable to climb the lighthouse, but it is a beautiful area and the staff was very knowledgeable. A must see if in the area.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

very well maintained and very friendly staff. $10 for the privilege of climbing to the top but a free small museum at the bottom.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a gorgeous, unpainted lighthouse. There is a park across the road and a short boardwalk that takes you thru the marshes. Be sure to go up into the lighthouse for the wonderful view. The drive out from the Kitty Hawk area is very scenic.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We came at the end of the off-season which was a boon for us, as we were alone (i.e. it wasn't hot and crowded) when we ascended the tower. The only problem was that it was very cold and windy, but even that didn't dampen our enthusiasm for the lighthouse; besides, the two people staffing the lighthouse were very helpful... More 

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