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“nice spot”

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)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“nice spot”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

I'm not sure I'd go out of my way for this, but if you are in the area it is a sweet stop. We rode our bikes from Nags Head and it was nice to have a little diversion. There is a charge to go up the lighthouse so we just enjoyed the grounds and walked the boardwalk to an observation deck where you get a good view of the waterways, flora & fauna. The pictures I took there came out great, so a good photo op stop!

Visited July 2013
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Springboro, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A Nice Little Stop”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is definitely a nice little place to stop when driving down the shore. There is some great nature to see on the wilderness walk next to the lighthouse. We saw a water snake, some larger crabs and some herons.

Visited June 2013
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Hickory, North Carolina
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“If you travel to the OBX, don't miss Bodie.”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

A great place to visit with the whole family. Make sure you walk out to the observation deck to see some local wildlife. We saw blue crabs, herons, red-winged blackbirds, etc. Thoroughly enjoyed Bodie.

Visited June 2013
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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362 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
“Great Lighthouse”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stopped by on 6/18/2013 - it was a rather rainy day so we were not willing to spend the money to go up the lighthouse as the views would be distorted by the rain and clouds. The grounds are nice as is the museum and gift shop. Will return in better weather.

Visited June 2013
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North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Now Open to Climb!”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Beautifully restored and opened to the public we had a great time. The climbs are informational and you stop to rest & ask questions at every other landing so being out of shape was no problem. Go early before it starts to really heat up and take a bottle of water! If you can return at night for a view like none other-The park is open to you can drive right to the lighthouse at any hour-watch for deer at night.Watch the White Ibis eating in the marsh and take the walkway to the water to see crab and other wildlife. When you leave, cross hwy 12 to Coquina Beach to see the shipwreck of the Laura Barnes!

Visited June 2013
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