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Bodie Island Lighthouse

Nags Head, NC
252-441-5711
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses
Owner description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is... more » Owner description: 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) « less
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Bethel, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well three time is a charm... At least for Bodie. Still standing long past it's predecessors this towering bit of greatness is still beaming light along the coast. The grounds are beautiful. Cost is $8 for adults; seniors and children are $4. Bonus prize is a national park tour guide to enlighten you along the climb - all 214 steps... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse is a historic tour you must do, full of fascinating information as to how it was built. it also has a great walk to the waterside very relaxing.

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great lighthouse! The tour was wonderful. It broke up the climb and we really learned so much about The Bodie Island lighthouses. This was the best climb of the 3 we have done.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visited three lighthouses while in the Outer Banks, and this was our favorite. The view atop each was great and well worth the $8 fee (for adults). However, at the Bodie Island Lighthouse, they give tours (so get here early to ensure you get a spot on the tour). At the other lighthouses, they just let you climb and... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Wish I had known in advance that tickets where required bc we did not get to go inside. No where on the site does it tell you that. They were sold out the day we went and it was our last day. The nice thing about this light house is that it is so close to Nags Head. It's only... More

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USA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Yay! The last time we were here they were closed for renovations. Nice shop and visitor area. The kids climbed the light house. Pretty black and white lighthouse between the oven and bay.

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Nags Head, NC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful lighthouse, refurbished over the last few years, including the inside. From the top, you can see for many miles in all directions, and the grounds are beautiful too! It is a great place to take pictures and grab a mental image of the past. I believe that it is the last operational lighthouse using a Fresnel lens. It's a... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is an interesting and historic location. It's worth a trip on a leisurely afternoon. Plan other activities in the area since about 30 minutes is all that's needed.

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ontario
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The lighthouse was not open yet for climbing but the boardwalk was nice and well taken care of. I am sure that it would have been awesome as well. Their souvenir shop was an added plus

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Conyers, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Awesome experience! Beautiful! Be sure and take the boardwalk, the views are breathtaking. Lots of birds and wildlife. The guides were wonderful and told us about the history of the lighthouse.

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