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“not much there”

Ocracoke Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Ocracoke
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Owner description: The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
Akron, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“not much there”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

As lighthouse lovers and the reason for the 3 hour drive south, we had high hopes. We have loved visiting several other lighthouses in the outer banks. This one however only has a few 15 min parking spots and only one sign that says very minimal about the lighthouse. There is just one path that is about 20 yards to walk to see the lighthouse, nothing else. No historical information, no rangers to talk to, nothing.

Visited December 2012
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Manteo, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Couldn't find it at first!!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Well,I was under the impression that this was owned privately now.I went in 2009 right after Hatteras was devastated by some storm or other.We drove 'round & 'round,could SEE it,but no road seemed to GO there! This was exciting. I've been there many years ago when you could just drive right by it. So,I really can't say how it is right NOW. Maybe it is possible to drive by,It's just that the roads were washed out through there then.

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Monroe, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Cool lighthouse!!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Great place for pictures! You can't climb up, I forgot why. But its so pretty and the volunteers are very informative and friendly. A must see on Ocracoke!!

Visited June 2012
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice village and light house”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

A real interesting visit to Oracoke Island and Lighthouse. Oracoke Island is only assessable by ferry, so plan to wait, it only was running on the hour and it can fill up while you wait in line. We had to wait an extra hour because it filled up. There was a nice selection of gift shops and restaurants to kill the wait. The island itself was mostly Hatteras National Seashore with only the small village of Oracoke. Golf carts and 4-wheel orv rentals for exploring. It was a please day to explore

Visited October 2012
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Harrisburg, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It's a lighthouse!!!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice lighthouse. Nice walkway to the lighthouse. Small parking area. No gift shop or no one to ask and answer questions, Still worth the time to stop and take a peek!

Visited October 2012
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