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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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+1 252-995-4474
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to...

The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.

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Nature trail

In visiting the Outer Banks, this is a good walking trail to appreciate nature and local history. A good spot for bird watching.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In visiting the Outer Banks, this is a good walking trail to appreciate nature and local history. A good spot for bird watching.

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Bradford, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The guided tour of the Lighthouse was informative and fun. We enjoyed climbing to the top and enjoying the views. The guide was friendly and gave us lots of informoration regarding the Lighthouse and surrounding area. We also enjoyed walking around the grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a scenic beauty. The walk through the grounds was good, and is well maintained. Since the lighthouse was closed we could not go and climb to the top but still this visit was worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here at the end of the drive down the Outer Banks Scenice Highway. It is another good example of the lighthouses on the East Coast of the USA. There is ample parking and picnic areas as well as dog walking areas. You can go up the lighthouse for an extra fee but we unfortunately didn't have time, but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We highly enjoyed our visit to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse! We enjoyed walking around the grounds and being able to be up close to this famous landmark was a delight!

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Thank Jean C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove out to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse early in the morning in time to see the sunrise. It was beautiful. Enjoy an early morning walk, eat a picnic breakfast and waited for the visitors center to open. Their winter hours start at 9 am and although the Lighthouse is closed in the winter, we enjoyed walking the grounds and talking... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the lighthouse in February. It is the tallest lighthouse in the country and is very impressive. It was closed so we didn't have the option of climbing the 285 steps (the equivalent of a ten story building). This a must stop on a trip to the Outer Banks. We recommend it highly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super charming place. Definitely worth to see. We arrived after the light house was closed but still it was a awesome plays to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a mid winter Outer Banks trip. The lighthouse grounds and visitor center are open this time of year but you can not climb the lighthouse. It is hard to believe that this structure was moved to this location. It is huge. Maybe it didn't matter that it wasn't open to climb but I would have liked to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to the lighthouse! The visitors center was very informative, and the employees were very friendly and knowledgeable. As well, the shelling ok n the beach behind the exhibit was phenomenal.

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