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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: 252-441-5711
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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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Arrive Early to Get a Ticket

You need a ticket to climb the lighthouse, but a very limited number of tickets are available each day, so plan to get there when it opens at 9am. Also, there isn't anything else... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You need a ticket to climb the lighthouse, but a very limited number of tickets are available each day, so plan to get there when it opens at 9am. Also, there isn't anything else to see or do besides climb the lighthouse. There's no exhibit. Just a small gift shop.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited today and although we didn't climb the lighthouse, we did listen to the ranger talk on snakes in their habitat. It was a super talk for British tourists like ourselves who are a bit nervous about the snakes here. Ranger Ann Jenson was extremely helpful and even walked us out to the lookout point to settle our youngest's... More 

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Mocksville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What else can I say? You can't go inside this lighthouse but the landscapes are beautiful. You don't have to walk but a few steps from your car to get some great photos.

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Thank SparkDogg77
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse looks really great but they only sell 120 tickets for the entire day which works out to 8 people every 20 minutes. So make sure you buy your tickets early or you won't be able to get in

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Thank Dan P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This one's in the middle of nowhere, but still LOVELY to see if you enjoy lighthouses like I do! The day we were there was a little rainy, but we still enjoyed seeing what we could. It's worth a stop if you're in the area!

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Thank JennaLouWho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This lighthouse is not the tallest in the OBX but, it is still vary tall. And alot more easy to get to then Hatteras Lighthouse (still about an hour away) but don't pass it by, it is still vary impressive and beautiful. Overall A+

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Thank Castle B
Ulster county, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This lighthouse is easy to get to and offers beautiful photos right from the parking lot and surrounding areas.

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Thank fishernan
Prospect Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first time we visited Bodie Island Light they were doing construction and we could not get inside so we walked around the grounds! They are beautiful! The next year we were able to climb the 214 steps to the top! What a view! Loved it! There are weight and height restrictions for those wanting to climb.

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Thank Timothy L
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to make a quick trip to see some great views from the lighthouse, pick up to interesting info from the friendly and well informed rangers. Great pic opportunities on clear weather days.

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Thank Paul J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery & fun lighthouse to climb. Only a few at a time can go up so getting tickets in adv recommended. Visit the beach across the street.

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