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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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Get your timed ticket early

When you arrive; if you plan to walk to the top, go to the visitor center first to get your ticket. While you are waiting, you can do a few of the other activities available at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Lacey, Washington
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Lacey, Washington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When you arrive; if you plan to walk to the top, go to the visitor center first to get your ticket. While you are waiting, you can do a few of the other activities available at this lighthouse. Walk out on the boardwalk for an overview of the marshy area, restrooms are in the building to the far left, and... More 

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We decided to take a quick trip to a couple lighthouses. The facility was clean and very well taken care of. We did not walk up into the lighthouse, but that is certainly an option. We did do the walk out to the marsh. It was beautiful!

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islamorada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

To be there when they first open in the morning worth it. When we were coming down many were going up. The Rangers who work there are very friendly. The boardwalk was nice too. We liked this one the best out of all the lighthouses in the area.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING! One of the prettiest Lighthouses I have ever seen. Its about $8 to go up inside to the top. 214 steps you climb to see the amazing view! The Lighthouse is very majestic and historic and all the Park Rangers are so pleasant and nice! Make time to see this lighthouse!

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claymont, delaware
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not as famous or as tall as Cape Hatteras light, this is a beautiful and well-kept lighthouse. Unfortunately, because of a partially torn meniscus in my right knee, I passed on the hike to the top but did take advantage of the boardwalk into the nearby marsh. I am continually impressed with this country's sense of history in keeping beautiful,... More 

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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

due to the weather the light house was closed. We did walk the grounds which are beautiful and probable more enjoyable with better weather.

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Pinetops, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I went with my son's 4th grade class and we had a blast. The weather was warm and it was very sunny, just a lovely day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area with awesome marshes to walk about on planked docks. Great views of wildlife and the lighthouse.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Getting to Bodie Island requires a drive through the gorgeous Cape Hatteras National Seashore along a two-lane road which typically has slow traffic, so you will be able to admire the scenery along the way. The lighthouse itself is on the sound, not the ocean, but climbing all 10 stories to the top gives you a beautiful view of the... More 

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columbus, ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We didn't get there before the inside closed (to climb) but you can still visit and take pictures outside. Very clean area and seems to have other trail areas that you can go to , plus close to beach access with 4x4 access

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