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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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If you love history this is a good stop to get a little exercise while taking stairs to the top. On our visit it was too windy so we could not go to the very top outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

If you love history this is a good stop to get a little exercise while taking stairs to the top. On our visit it was too windy so we could not go to the very top outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This light house is located on a great property. We were able to go up to the tower (no small feet climbing those steps) and get some really great pictures of the surrounding environment. There is also a really nice boardwalk and gazebo over looking the water. If you are in OBX you should really visit this place.

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice area with stairs that have many wide landings to rest on the way up (or down). View is nothing great and can be very windy. Walkway to marsh area provides another vantage of the lighthouse.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Everyone was so nice and knowledgable. Our kids had a blast climbing the lighthouse and running around the grounds.

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Amory, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are big lighthouse fans. This lighthouse has a super observation deck and plenty of places to get good pictures. The lady in the gift shop must have been having a long day but hey, I was on vacation and not too much would darken my mood. Hope you enjoy this lighthouse as much as we did.

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Robersonville, Nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the best sites to visit. There is the climb and 360° view. The boardwalk & the nature observation platform is fantastic.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My teenage granddaughters climbed this lighthouse but I knew my knees would not allow me. They said there were way over 200 steps but the view at the top was amazing and they took pictures for me. Definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Have fun driving around with the family and this lighthouse was great for photos. Although by the time I got there, the mosquitoes were out in full force waiting for us.

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Overbrook, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Another of my finest places in North America to see. A piece of art in the living form. A must see from my perspective. I definitely think this is a true American landmark that should not be overlooked!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We certainly planned to clime this one at lead me (Dad) and 5 year old (daughter). However, due to a soon-to-be severe weather warning the climb was cancelled. No problem, we understood. It was still an impressive structure to not have climbed. We got our souvenirs and made our way to Hatteras!

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