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Bodie Island Lighthouse

Nags Head, NC
252-441-5711
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Ranked #3 of 12 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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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The renovation of this light allows a great trip to the top, and spectacular views. In 40 years this will be in the water, so go now:) Walk the boardwalk with your camera and spot blue crabs in the inlet. Snakes also love it here, but they were a nonissue.

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Lexington TN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I am in love with light houses, so we tried to see as many as we could in the 2 days we were in the outer banks....highly recommend them all....

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Bluffton, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Make sure that you take the time to visit the Bodie Island Light House while you are in the Outer Banks. The museum on site has wonderful photos and information. We always make sure to stop by and snap a new photo of the family at the lighthouse!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Staff was excellent. Really enjoyed the visit and the information shared. Very intersting place to learn about history.

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Lusby, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This lighthouse is only a few miles south of Nags Head. For years it was closed to the public, but has recently opened. Check prior to going to make sure of hours of operation.

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This small lighthouse is quite picturesque. We come here every couple of years to take pictures of our kids in front of the lighthouse sign. This is a great stop to stretch your legs if you're gonna be driving down Hwy 12. The grounds are serene and there is a path that takes you to a dock behind the lighthouse.... More

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were able to climb to the top of the lighthouse. It was hot but very windy at the top, Wonderful views of the marshes and oceans.

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Canton, Ohio, United States
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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The light house was closed due to heat index. Call ahead to make sure you can go up if that is what you want. If you have children, do the junior ranger program it can be done in an hour. They have bathroom but we didn't use them. The rangers were informative. There is no fee if you don't go... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice lighthouse - did not go on the tour to climb it because it was really hot and 45 mins long and no babies/infants are allowed.

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Terra Alta, West Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've read about this lighthouse for years. I finally got to visit this summer. I enjoyed taking pictures. However, the area around the lighthouse is a snake habitat. There are signs everywhere that say to keep on the sidewalk and the boardwalk. Which put a bit of a damper on my photography. The boardwalk was pretty short, sweet and to... More

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