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Bodie Island Lighthouse

Nags Head, NC
252-441-5711
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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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)
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Akron, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I loved this lighthouse. Very picturesque with the black & white stripes. We took the tour of the lighthouse. I would've preferred to climb at my leisure with my own pace. On the tour you get a lot of details , so that was a good thing about the tour.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Shame we couldn't go into the lighthouse but it was closed for the season. Would have liked to go up inside.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We toured Bodie Island Lighthouse early in the summer with a guide from the National Parks Department. You have to purchase tickets for this tour, which is located in the gift shop, in the white house directly in front of the lighthouse. Tickets were $10. The tour was led by a Parks Department Ranger, who was so knowledgeable about the... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We visited in November and were a little disappointed that the climbing season was over in October. The day we visited the temperature was great and I am sure visibility was amazing. We will be back to climb in the spring!

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Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I grew up in a land-lock state but I love lighthouses. Have seen some on the West coast and love the ones I've seen here on the East coast. The history of all is so very cool. Great to see they are all still being taken care of. Hopefully I will get to see this beauty once more.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My mother is into lighthouses so she wanted to come here. We saw the walkway signs and decided to check it out. I'm so thankful we did. By the way don't let the snake signs scare you off we didn't see one the entire time we were there. My son is in a wheelchair and the walkway was perfect and... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great view and nice climb to the top. Great tour guide with plenty of information and history to share. Recently remodeled, cleaned and painted. Gift shop and walking peer to an area that offers great views. Great photo opportunities.

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Johnston, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife is a photographer at heart, so this was definitely on her list. A great view and worth seeing.

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were too late in the season to make the climb to the top of the light house but it was well worth the visit any way. It's a beautiful place to visit. The boardwalk to the marsh was outstanding. The tide was going out and it gave us a chance to see a lot of the underwater life. We... More

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United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The lighthouse has been recently renovated and it looks great. People can go inside, although we didn't because we were there too late. There is a visitor's center and small gift shop, and a boardwalk out to the marsh with a lovely view.

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