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Address: Nags Head, NC
Phone Number: 252-441-5711
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Description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not...
An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is expected to re-open in summer 2013, with the ability to be climbed for the first time)
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Beautiful Lighthouse - must see attraction in the Nag's Head area

We visited this lighthouse in the morning (best time if you are there in the Summer). Since we were staying in Nag's Head it was the nearest lighthouse and we arrived after a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this lighthouse in the morning (best time if you are there in the Summer). Since we were staying in Nag's Head it was the nearest lighthouse and we arrived after a short but very scenic drive. There is a limit of 12 people allowed to climb to the top at one time so since we had a group... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this lighthouse and hoped to go up to the top, but they had cancelled tours for the day because of the heat index. Since this location is a bit out of the way I would suggest calling ahead on hot days to make sure they are still having tours. The surrounding grounds are nice in addition to the... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location, well preserved lighthouse, excellent information provided by staff. It's a trek to make it up the 219 steps but worth it. The view from the top is amazing in all directions. Interesting that this is the third lighthouse, the other two destroyed and this one moved to a newer location, that wouldn't go under water. There is a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Kids loved climbing to the top of lighthouse and seeing the awesome views. This was something nice to do and not too far to go.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

we did this hike this June with our four year old! It was so much fun. We had to wait because there are only 12 allowed at a time. At first I was annoyed with this but then I realized how well planned that is so that you all walk up and then you all walk down so that you... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Last year when we went to the light house, we ended up not being able to go because it began to storm. However, this year we made it. So much fun. Make sure to make a reservation or get there early. They only let groups of 12 go up at a time, which is definitely needed. Take drinks with you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Worth the short drive from Nags Head along Hatteras Nat Seashore. Historic lighthouse. Photogenic setting. Can climb up into lighthouse but not required. Also short walking trail to marsh

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great place to stop into OBX. Beautiful grounds, nice walking path to perch for additional views. Make sure you go to the top, worth the climb!

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting for an up close view of a beautiful lighthouse and the surrounding land. We were unable to climb to the top, as it was very hot, and the lighthouse was closed "due to extreme heat." It was still a worthwhile drive for the picturesque scenery.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I believe this lighthouse was not open to be climbed by the public until a few years ago. We took the first chance we could get to climb. I think this is the shortest lighthouse on the Outer Banks, but it's also the most conveniently located. Really nice view from the top of the National Seashore as well as the... More 

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Additional Information about Bodie Island Lighthouse

Address: Nags Head, NC
Phone Number: 252-441-5711
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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