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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocracoke Lighthouse

Ocracoke Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Ocracoke
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Owner description: The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
Arden, North Carolina
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

It was a beautiful, very photographic site. Limited 15 minute parking but enjoyed seeing another lighthouse on our OBX tour.

Visited September 2013
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Titusville
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1,602 reviews
1,083 attraction reviews
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“Ask about the ghosts”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

When we visited on Friday the lighthouse was closed to visitors to walk the stairs. There was very limited parking. A guide was there talking about ghosts which was quite interesting. The lighthouse is in excellent condition., but we would have enjoyed walking to the top. Quite small compared to the Cape Hatteras and other lighthouses in the area. Beautiful grounds. Not far from town center on lighthouse road.

Visited September 2013
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Daleville, Virginia
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73 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you come to Ocrocoke you have to visit the light house. Parking is tight, but it's a beautiful spot.

Visited September 2013
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Colorado Springs
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763 reviews
381 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Disappointing that it's not open.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Only lighthouse on the OBX that wasn't open to the public. Short boardwalk with very limited parking (like 3 spots!) with limited information. Worth stopping by since you're in town...about a 5 minute look-see.

Visited September 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Coolest lighthouse on the OBX”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Yes the parking sucks, but your on a small island, so. This is an inlet light not a shoal light that Cape Hatteras is so famous for. Love to see it shining each night once it gets dark.

Visited September 2013
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