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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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Good spot for birders

Along with history, we like lighthouses. Time your trip for when the lighthouses are open so you can go up inside. In the meantime, tho, bring along binoculars to watch the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Along with history, we like lighthouses. Time your trip for when the lighthouses are open so you can go up inside. In the meantime, tho, bring along binoculars to watch the different water fowl that live in the marshes around the light. There were avocets and teals the day we were there.

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Some exhibits inside telling about lighthouse keepers, etc, and displays of some of the sea life creatures - not alive. Nice gift shop with educational games. Lighthouse refurbished and re-opened in 2013 - small fee allows you to climb it - Boardwalk for nature viewing very nice.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Bodie Lighthouse is beautiful from the exterior. Unfortunately, it was not open to the public when we arrived in early April. I had read other reviews that this lighthouse had undergone some renovations and that it was open. The sign indicated that it would reopen on the 17th. There is a boardwalk with a viewing platform that was great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In a place where you have Corolla to the north and Hatteras to the south this lighthouse doesn't stand out but it's a good sight you can't go up in the light house

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Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's a neat looking lighthouse. You must see the lighthouses at the outer banks. We went after dark and deer were all over the place! Be careful driving.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was a nice stop on our vacation to visit and take photographs. I would go again if it were open to visit inside the lighthouse. It was not open for the season as of April 1st.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited this lighthouse for its first full moon tour in April of 2014. It was a ton of fun - beautiful climbing the lighthouse and especially cool that it was the full moon tour at night. We were told to bring flashlights because the inside of the lighthouse wasn't lit. Our kids loved it ( ages 9 and 7).... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

ummmm., tried to call many many times, (the phone just rang and rang), to find out if it could be climbed. (yes, they were open) drove out anyway and of course it wasn't. went through the gift shop. (lady working there had zero personality and acted like she wished we weren't there). ok, hire more friendly workers that must answer... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

When we visited, we weren't able to climb the lighthouse, but from my understanding, that has changed depending on the season and weather. Regardless, we enjoyed a little less than an hour here, taking home a pair of prints now hanging in our office.

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Redmond, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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