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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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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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The Cape Hatteras Light is an Icon on the East Coast and if your at the Outer Banks you need to visit, it's a great visit if your able to climb to the top.

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North Carolina
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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The Cape Hatteras Light is an Icon on the East Coast and if your at the Outer Banks you need to visit, it's a great visit if your able to climb to the top.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an awesome view! The lighthouse is easily viewed & there's a visitor's center on site. This is just one of several site's to visit along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. If you appreciate American history, you'll want to see this.

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this relocated lighthouse at it's new location about 2 football fields from it's previous location. I have personally felt that the park rangers and other staff were well informed, helpful and courteous.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

worth the visit. spectacular view. great way to get your steps for the day! oldest working brick built lighthouse in the US

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here recently and made the climb to the top of the lighthouse. We have climbed several lighthouses but this one is special. With 220 steps it was higher than any lighthouse we had climbed. The view from the top is awesome as you can see the bend in Hatters Island and the path used to relocate the lighthouse... More 

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Hatteras Island, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If the lighthouse could talk! Imagine the ships it led to safe harbor! Climb the lighthouse and view where it once sat. Breath taking views of the ocean, within walking distance to the beach and nice gift shop.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cape Hatteras is a wonderful lighthouse to visit in a beautiful location! To climb to the top you will need to be able to walk 257 steps up but wow!! The view is breathtaking- if you're not already winded from the climb. Lol. Be sure to take bottled water with you and rest as necessary on the way up and... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

$8 a person to climb. They have you climb in groups and then you can stay at the top for however long. There is a ranger in the middle and at the top to answer questions. It's quite a hike to the top by worth it. First time climbing since they moved it. Climbed at the old location.

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Saint Marys, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second tallest lighthouse in the world and you can climb to the top! Don't miss the opportunity, the views are spectacular.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here a few years back and it's certainly a beautiful place. Very peaceful and quiet, we will definitely be back

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