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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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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 views and First Lighthouse Visit

I was just in awe of its beauty and my first trip to see a lighthouse was a success.Walking was easy and nice view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Stuarts Draft, Virginia, United States
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Stuarts Draft, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I was just in awe of its beauty and my first trip to see a lighthouse was a success.Walking was easy and nice view.

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Roanoke, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the grounds, but did not go up the lighthouse since it is not on a shore. The lighthouse is overlooking a marsh area. There is a boardwalk out to look at the marsh up close, and we enjoyed that. If you are in the area, it is worth a stop. I would visit the other lighthouses on the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was the first lighthouse we have seen, it was very cool. We didn't get to go inside because it had already closed by the time we got there. So we only got to take pics of the outside but that was ok, maybe next time we make it to the ocean we can find a lighthouse and take a... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Bodie Island Lighthouse was very pretty. Sadly, it is the only one of the 3 we visited this day that we were unable to climb due to tickets being sold out ahead of time. Nevertheless, the drive to Bodie was pleasant, and the lighthouse itself is just awesome. We will go back some day for a climb.

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Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A must see if your going to OBX, along with the other lighthouses there this one is just as magnificent.

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We only had to wait about ten minutes to be able to attend the brief ranger lecture and then climb to the top. Beautiful view and well worth a stop.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

If you are pressed on time and do not want to travel south to cape hatteras, this is a good substitute. There are height restrictions with a minimum of 42 inches. If you have a toddler cuttrick lighthouse does not have any restrictions.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

My husband's grandfather, who was a lighthouse repairman from Cape Henry southward, met his grandmother, who was coming from Wanchese on a Sunday School picnic...about 95 years ago. Wonderful experience to see and climb Bodie Island Light. Fabulous view from the top. So much Interesting history.

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

An enjoyable stop off and photo op. The Lighthouses on Outer banks are very photogenic and an opportune time to take some good family pics. It doesn't cost to view or walk the lands so no reason not to stop and view.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This lighthouse is now open to walk up. It is on the edge of a marsh. There is a lighthouse keeper house. There are restrooms and a boardwalk that takes you to a viewing area. On the road to Cape Hatteras

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Additional Information about Bodie Island Lighthouse

Address: 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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