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Bodie Island Lighthouse

Nags Head, NC
252-441-5711
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Maryville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

On our recent trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, our family spent a morning exploring the Bodie Island Lighthouse and grounds. It is a almost 150 years old and stands about 165 ft. tall. There are just over 200 steps to the top. The views are amazing! The grounds are worth exploring as well. Don't forget a stop... More

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Old VIRGINIA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Body's Light - Bodie Island Lighthouse - has been restored to its original beauty, and it is open to climb - Look up the Rules on NPS website before you go . . . be certain you can climb 200 steps to the top and, kids, the minimum height for climbers is 42 inches - no infants allowed either.... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This light house is gorgeous, and the area around it is well worth the visit. Apparently, you cannot bring little kids up to the top if they can't walk on their own, so if you have little kids, you will be admiring the lighthouse from the ground. Still, it is worth the trip to see it.

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Salem, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

if you go in cloudy weather, you may not get to go up inside of the lighthouse because of lightning threats; however, the views are spectacular. Lots of steps.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful light house, but be aware if traveling with tiny ones that there is a height requirement to climb. This maybe listed somewhere but we drove out on a whim, prepared to climb with our toddler in a carry on harness and weren't allowed ... It didn't stop us from taking family photos though, as the grounds were stunning. The... More

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Zanesville, Ohio
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143 reviews 143 reviews
44 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped by this lighthouse on our way down to Ocracoke. It was well kept. Kind of inland. We did not climb, Just took a few pictures. Very easy to find.

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Philadelphia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Drove south from Corolla to check this out on a rainy day. Due to the storms, the lighthouse was closed to climbing while we were there but we were able to take some cool pictures from the ground!

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Williamson, West Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very Beautiful lighthouse and grounds. It is a family friendly place and very well kept up. I would recommend to anyone.

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Alton, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

very pretty light, great chance for classic photos. It is a climbing light, but you go in groups so be prepared to wait for next tour (about 15 minutes between each). Also they close if a thunderstorm is coming. But worth the trip if you a "collecting" light houses.

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Lansing, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse had more visitors, but the staff at Bodie Lighthouse were more interesting and more informative about the history of the area and the lighthouses. The lighthouse itself and the visitor center and grounds can be recognized by the many artists' photos in various art galleries in the area. It was a quick ride from Nags Head... More

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