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“nice to visit” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse
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$99.00*
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Outer Banks Horseback Ride
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Nags Head
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Owner description: 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)
Wanchese, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“nice to visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Not quite sure how to rate it.. Nothing wrong with it. The lighthouse has had on and off construction which makes the outside not clearly seen with all the scaffolding. It's never accessible to the public on the inside because of age, disrepair due to lack of funds. The grounds are lovely to walk through and there's boardwalks all around the lighthouse for viewing. At the right time of the day, it's beautiful to photograph against the sky. It's a perfect stop to or from Hatteras for a lighthouse tour of your stay.

Visited August 2012
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Germantown, Maryland
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“One more stop on the Lighthouse tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Like many of the other lighthouses in the area, it's fun to stop by and read the information they have, and then move on to others in the area. Over the past couple of years, we have seen all the lighthouses in the OBX and they are all worth a little bit of your time.

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Light house is under refurbishment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

This lighthouse was under refurbishment when we arrived in August. Not sure when they are going to be done with it but you may want to consider visiting another lighthouse instead of this one until the refurbishments are completed.

Visited August 2012
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Beautiful lighthouse, but not right now”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Covered with scaffolding while it is being restored. Actually, the scaffolding is kind of neat. . . but best to wait until you can actually see it.

Visited August 2012
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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“Under renovation. Good ranger talk.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

You cannot really see the lighthouse at present due to scaffolding. They are renovating it to be as much like the original (of this iteration) and safe as possible. You may be able to climb the lighthouse for the first time ever after renovations. The staircase was only attached at the top and bottom for the lighthouse keepers, but they are stabilizing them now. That might do the trick.

Rangers were helpful and informative inside the visitor center. Ranger talk on the back porch was also informative. We'll return another time.

Visited August 2012
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