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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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The misses and I stayed at a Inn nearby and decided to ride bicycles to the light house. It was a nice ride there. We got there and didn't see any place to put our bikes which... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The misses and I stayed at a Inn nearby and decided to ride bicycles to the light house. It was a nice ride there. We got there and didn't see any place to put our bikes which was a little disappointing but we climbed to the top which was $8 a person. About a 12 story climb. Not to bad.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the climb to the top. Our group consisted of five children between the ages of 8 and 14. Tickets to climb the lighthouse are limited to a certain number per hour so plan ahead for busy days. We only had to wait 15 minutes. The lighthouse has platforms to pace yourself so that you can make it all... More 

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Kensington, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is one of the most famous in America. If you are in the area do not miss this experience. The staff is wonderful and in addition to the lighthouse there is a small museum that focuses on the history of the lighthouse and the role played by many in saving lives of shipwreck survivors and also... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a nice visit. We walked up and the view was nice. They send groups up about every 10 or 15 min and there is a place to stop a few times on the way up if needed. There is a nice little museum to go into. We spent a few dollars in the gift shop as well.

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Thank Peeps84
Floral Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on a hot, muggy day (91*F). The property has some shade, but not much. There are benches to sit, public bathrooms (which were air conditioned!), and luke-warm water fountains. A national parks ranger stood in the shade with a cart full of interesting shells and skeletons (e.g. a loggerhead turtle skull) for kids to... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommend ... go early ... opens at 0900 ... we were the first "climbers" ... very professional park rangers ... great views at the top! Thank you.

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Creedmoor, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was really good, I like that they take precautions. They warned us that if i's starts thundering they cancel the visit. Lucky the storm held and we enjoy the view. Try the beach next to it, it was so beautiful and not crowded.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive is amazing to get here and then to see this lighthouse is breathtaking. The walk up will wear you out. The view is amazing from top. You will need to be patient to get tickets and wait your turn. It's well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful lighthouse. Totally worth the drive. The staff/volunteers are friendly and informative. We were able to get tickets to go up within 15 minutes of our arrival. The climb is strenuous but there are many landings where there is space to rest. The museum is interesting and tells an amazing story of how the lighthouse was moved.

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Thank Hutch65
Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first day we got here and we were stopped by thunder right before the climb. It was very quick and easy to get a refund. Our second day we got to do the climb. It was a long ways up, but my 5 year old and I braved the stairs and made it to the top. Great views up... More 

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