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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Phone Number: 252-995-4474
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The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to...

The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.

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Such a beautiful sight !

We visited toward the end of the day and were able to see the lighthouse in daylight and at dusk ! It is in a beautiful setting and very well taken care of.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
andreareese22
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited toward the end of the day and were able to see the lighthouse in daylight and at dusk ! It is in a beautiful setting and very well taken care of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to say I always wanted to see Cape Hatteras; the farthest one from the mainland. The trip out here is long and one gets the feeling of traveling to a remote outpost and you discover, it is. The area is spectacular in its' unique beauty and the sea and wind have carved a landscape that is constantly on... More 

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Nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lighthouse really is beautiful & the park staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable! For $8, you can climb to the top in about 20 minutes. Check it out!

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Thank KErin13
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome and so beautiful! Have seen hundreds of pictures of this and pictures do not do justice to the grandeur of the reality and beauty. Sadly, it is beyond my ability to attempt the climb .. unlike many I could see at the top .. bet the view was incredible. The story and efforts that were a challenge in having... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful time exploring and checking out all the wider full things are the lighthouse! We want to return and crawl to the top when the weather is better!

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Meadowview, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What remarkable history and an engineering feat in preservation! A must do - the tallest lighthouse in the Americas. Beautiful.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Of all the Outer Banks lighthouses, Cape Hatteras is the most beautiful - perhaps the most beautiful of all lighthouses! There's a museum on the property that's packed with information. Climbing to the top is a must and the view is fascinating.

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit. I am not able to climb all those steps so we just visited the grounds. It was a good history lesson

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Closes at 5 or 6 - so check and plan accordingly. the staircase itself is a beautiful and vintage. pretty iconic.

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Washington, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a long climb but so worth it. It is a beautiful view from the top. Two of my children and I are afraid of heights but wanted to get to the top. We were able to make it there thanks to the landings and a hand on the wall. Would definitely recommend.

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