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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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Worth a Quick Visit

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is impressive but there isn't much to do here besides viewing the lighthouse. It definiely is worth a short visit.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Redmond, Oregon
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Redmond, Oregon
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163 reviews 163 reviews
43 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is impressive but there isn't much to do here besides viewing the lighthouse. It definiely is worth a short visit.

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Grandy, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The incredible views at the top are so worth the climb! Count the steps as you go! Feeling more adventurous? Climb the sister lighthouse in Corolla for an even more breathtaking view!

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Grover, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great staff, plenty of parking, dog friendly. Boardwalk into the marsh offers a unique view of the lighthouse. Park is simple, low key and very easy to get to.

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

For 3-4 years this lighthouse was closed to the public for renovation but the wait was well worth it. Now it is open to the public for tours for the grounds and for those who are able climb the 160plus stairs to the top for a spectacular view of the ocean and surrounding landscape.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A wonderful experience to check out this piece of history. Was slightly disappointed we were unable to go up in the light house. Tours don't happen until April. We were there in March. But still awesome to check out none the less. Also recommend to keep heading south and check out the Cape Hatteras light house. Its a bit more... More 

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Camden, Maine
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149 reviews 149 reviews
17 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went here to see the lighthouse and found that there was a walkway out to the marsh. We walked out there and saw hundreds of tundra swans. What a thrill. we didn't realize how great this area is for bird watching and that so many migrating birds come through here. There was no admission fee.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful lighthouse, lovely museum and gift shop. Even though it was off season and we couldn't go inside the lighthouse, it was still really fun. The boardwalk to the marsh was fun, the bathrooms were very clean, overall a wonderful experience.

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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313 reviews 313 reviews
107 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon. There is lots of open space for playing sports in a group. There is a visitor's Center as well. We found several different artists that captured this lighthouse and are even considering some original art of this light house.

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sc
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went to Bodie lighthouse on this trip too. Not open to climbing this early in the year. Great photos, and nearby beaches. Great side trip not too far from Kitty Hawk.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
53 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Lighthouses are fascinating structures. As a sailor I treasure their daytime appearance or their nighttime identifying lights so there is always a romantic or even a security assurance that you are on the right track! Visiting lighthouses reinforces that trust you once built as an offshore sailor before the days of GPS and affordable radar. A satisfying comfort to visit... More 

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