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Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

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Address: Manteo waterfront, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954

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Had never seen this lighthouse before. This lighthouse is in Festival Park. And you get a great view of the Queen Elizabeth 2 ship from the lighthouse. The whole town of Manteo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boones Mill, Virginia
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Boones Mill, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had never seen this lighthouse before. This lighthouse is in Festival Park. And you get a great view of the Queen Elizabeth 2 ship from the lighthouse. The whole town of Manteo is delightful. Such a charming small town, everyone is so nice and this place is CLEAN - no litter. Lots of things to see, lots of places to... More 

Thank jeaniegreen313
Kearney, Missouri
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91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very short squat "lighthouse." We did enjoy walking around the marsh. We had our choice of parking spot early in the morning.

Thank EDian831
Perry, Michigan
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not your typical light house but pretty water views and easy walk to shops/eateries. Limited parking. Close to the replica ship Queen Elizabeth II.

Thank jamigirl78
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get to by a walk from downtown Manteo. Great views but it would have been nice to go inside. Maybe it will be open during the season.

Thank DRKnowles
Hickory, North Carolina
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town on a drizzly day. If it had been nicer weather, I am sure that walking in the area and going in the shops would have been good. The lighthouse is small, and fairly new. It is in the spot that used to be the water treatment plant, so the view has been improved much over the... More 

Thank Kmom49210
Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Quick trip to OBX resulted in seeing 5 lighthouses in less than 2 days. So much fun! This lighthouse not typical looking, I'm not gonna no to fun, we almost missed it. :) great setting and cool boating display inside!

Thank sammegsmom
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Upstairs was blocked off, there are a few signs inside the building. Not really much to see and no one was there to explain it.

Thank Jessie M
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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322 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I am a lover of all kinds of lighthouses. I enjoy climbing those I can, and was disappointed when I learned this one can't be climbed as simple as it would have been. There is historical information posted inside to look at. Overall I still enjoyed seeing this lighthouse.

Thank vhash77
Maryville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Every time we visit Manteo we walk the harbour area, It is beautful. The water, lovely boats, park and of course the lighthouse offer a relaxing area to visit. You can sit around thelighthouse and enjoy the sights, read,take photographs...rightnext to Manteo itself.

Thank cphea
Yorktown, Virginia
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Even though the lighthouse was not open we had a fun time anyway. We got to walk around on the boardwalk and check out all of the shops. The Manteo town is very quaint. The people are super friendly and lots of fun things to do. This is definitely a must see if you're in the area. Lots of fun... More 

Thank Stephen G

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