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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
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An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not...

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)

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Scenic lighthouse

Fun side trip while staying at the beach. Not crowded as it is slightly off the beaten track. Beautiful lighthouse in a rustic setting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
Nancy P
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Silver Spring, Maryland

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Fun side trip while staying at the beach. Not crowded as it is slightly off the beaten track. Beautiful lighthouse in a rustic setting.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We climbed this on a very hot and humid day-feel like temp was 113F! It was comfortably cool inside, especially with the fans on each landing. Beautiful views at the top and a wonderful breeze to help cool you off before going back down. The lighthouses and history are very interesting. The Frensel(sp?)lens is interesting to see, as well. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing .I love it and I will return. Everything is so fresh and there is a board that is very imfortative. It is a great place to visit as are the others.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a must see if you enjoy lighthouses. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly and the ranger information session was quite helpful. The lighthouse itself is a gem. We were not able to climb however because of the high temperatures inside the lighthouse. Tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis so it is best to... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Bodie Island Lighthouse is less crowed that Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and just as beautifully restored. Nice board walk to the nearby lake with shaded viewing platform of the lighthouse and wildlife. Grounds area free, admission fee for lighthouse climb, tickets are assigned a time to climb, and a limited number of tickets are sold daily. Go early for tickets, line... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Family of 4 and toddler went to Oregon Inlet to view charter boats arriving. Afterward, we stopped at Bodie Island Lighthouse. Surprised there was no museum, just a gift shop and a ticket sales office to climb the lighthouse. The grounds were free.

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Thank Bill S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Tickets were limited the day of our visit. We did not get to climb it, but we were able to photograph it and obtained some info about the grounds and inn keepers house from a nice employee.

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Thank Karen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place and the lighthouse is beatifull. You can walk and apreciate the soroundings and apreciate the beatiful views.

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Thank Felix P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful lighthouse... We didn't get to go inside because of the temperature but it was really cool to see the lighthouse anyway!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were not able to climb the Lighthouse due to the heat index as they were closing the facility about 30-45 minutes after we got there ..

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