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“ALL the scaffolding is gone!”

Bodie Island Lighthouse
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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)
Manteo, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“ALL the scaffolding is gone!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I drove by here the other day, just to see how things are coming along, as I live nearby. The bright fresh paint is gleaming in the sunlight. I was happy to see the scaffolding is now gone. Looks like there is still some renovations going on but the view is still nice & the walk out the boardwalk is too. I really can't say about inside as I did not attempt to go in. Just wanted to confirm that pictures of the light house are now a possibility again,NO SCAFFOLDING!! Keep your ears open, rumor is that a climb to the top will be possible around April for a fee of $8 ,but check locally to be sure of the cost before you go. It'll be worth every penny to be able to climb the 214 steps of this great lighthouse!!

Visited February 2013
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Dover, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Bodie Lighthouse”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

It's neat to see at least once. Its not something that you have to do more than once. We enjoyed learning the history behind it and taking pictures. It's free! You can not climb it.

Visited May 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pretty minus the construction”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Loved the lighthouse unfortunately went while some renovations were taking place so couldn't enjoy views from the inside. Nice walkway to observation area for those who like to bird-watch. Grounds well maintained.

Visited December 2012
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Swansboro
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bodie and Birds”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Visited in January, and the number and variety of birds was astounding. Nice viewing area. I think the lighthouse is going to be available for climbing when renovations are completed tho. not positive about this. Lovely site.

Visited January 2013
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Clifton, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“My favorite lighthouse”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Love Bodie . . . don't miss it! It's a handsome, sturdy lighthouse that shines out for 19 miles. And there's a boardwalk and observation tower for great bird-watching. All free and beautifully-maintained. The site will become even more interesting as restoration on three more structures from the OBX past are restored.

Visited January 2013
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