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Oak Island Lighthouse

Oak Island, NC
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Oak Island
Type: Lighthouses
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was a very different lighthouse experience for me. As North Carolina's youngest lighthouse, it does have some features that are unlike other lights: It's painted in a non-traditional method, and it doesn't have the conical shape most lighthouses feature. Inside, the traditional spiral staircases are noticeably absent. Instead, you'll find ship's ladders, which may be more difficult for some... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I recently climbed the Oak Island lighthouse with four other people. We have climbed several lighthouses in the past, including the Hatteras lighthouse. The staff was very knowledgable and provided quite a bit of interesting information about the lighthouse. The climb was a bit tricky. Instead of the traditional spiral stairs, the Oak Island light has sailor ladders, the type... More

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very interesting tour of lighthouse and it's history. Tours run by volunteers and donations. If you want a full tour- book it 2 weeks in advance.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

After having previously visited the Oak Island Lighthouse on a day that we were allowed to climb only to the 2nd floor landing, we knew that advance reservations were needed to climb all the way to the top. We did just that while planning this year's trip. First, the tour coordinator constantly communicated with me via email - he told... More

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Burlington, NC
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199 reviews 199 reviews
41 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Seeing this huge, noble seaside stalwart is a great experience. Love the stately look:massive black, white, and tan bars. I know this particular lighthouse is much younger and less flashy that many other NC lighthouse - but yet, it has a nice, powerful look and presence. Loved it.

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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Super super super views!!!! Must see when in the area. well taken care of. Very clean and neat area. If you like light houses, this is a must see.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I've seen over 70 lighthouses and this is the only one I've been in that has ship's ladders! Built in the 1950s and made by a company that usually builds silos. Nice and knowledgeable volunteers gave us the tour. View from the top is great! We bought a Christmas ornament and made a donation after the tour. Kudos to Friends... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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126 reviews 126 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a unique design for a light. Grounds were closed the day we were there. Newer design, for sure. Glad they're not all like this!

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Light house tours on Wednesday can be followed with a tour of the coast guard station. Learn about the history of both.

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This lighthouse is so easily accessible. Right near the public parking area and within walking distance of many homes. A beautifully landscaped area and an easy bike ride from many places.

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