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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
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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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Nice and beautiful light house. Neat the highway and easy to get to. Friendly staff and open everyday. Really enjoyed it and recommend it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice and beautiful light house. Neat the highway and easy to get to. Friendly staff and open everyday. Really enjoyed it and recommend it.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in for a visit and were awed by the beauty of the surrounding wet lands and wildlife. Many photographers were present as this is a wonderfully beautiful place on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for great pictures of wetlands and water fowl.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bodie (pronounced "body") Lighthouse is a must see if you're traveling the Outer Banks. Lots of parking is available year-round and the NPS staff are very friendly.

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Red Oak, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice break from all the hustle and bustle of the main drag and a very short drive. Lots of photo ops

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Davidson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse and grounds maintained by the National Park Service. Get your Park passbook stamped. If you want to go up in the lighthouse check the website as it is closed off Season. The view must be spectacular! Still, well worth the short drive off the main road. There is a nice walk on a boardwalk out into the salt... More 

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Westminster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not your average lighthouse stop. The lighthouse is great but the grounds are just as good. A long boardwalk will take you through the marshes where you will see a many fish and birds.

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Glendale Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting my grandson who is in the marines at Jacksonville air station. We we decided to drive the 1 1/2hr to the Bodie Lighthouse. We had a wonderful day! The lighthouse was closed. Since we couldn't climb up the lighthouse and time was limited we decided to go to the island where the wild horses are. Best decision!... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on the suggestion of the National Parks volunteer at the Wright Brothers Memorial - our thanks for that! Close to Kill Devil Hills. Nice walk. Got some great photos. The only disappointment was that the light-house itself was closed for the season (it can be climbed in the summer).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is much to like about this less well-known lighthouse on the Outer Banks. Built in 1872, it rests on the original site. A boardwalk goes from the visitor center out to viewing platforms where folks watch for migratory birds. There are nice views of the structure from there as well. As an amateur photographer, it was refreshing to have... More 

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Coldwater, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the lighthouse is closed to climbing during the winter months, the grounds and the drive up to it are very nice. Very easy to get a good photo.

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