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“Can't believe they moved it!”

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Buxton
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Owner description: The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Hatteras Tours - with Danny driving - brought us to this beautiful lighthouse - as one of the stops on our day trip of OBX and the National Seashore. For the younger and stronger the climb would probably fun. Get your National Parks seashore passport stamped at the office.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Fascinating history and amazing how the lighthouse was moved further inland a few years ago. I would have loved to have climbed to the top...we'll do that next time. The surrounding beach and countryside are very beautiful as well. This is a great place to visit and spend some time. Recommended!

Thank John K
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I had to choose something for my Pandora bracelet as a memory of the OBX and I chose the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Felt like I accomplished so much climbing to the top and it was worth it the view was breathtaking!

Thank Alice J
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We could see (very far in the distance) the lighthouse from where we stayed. So, it was fun to climb to the top to get the opposite view. The grounds are well kept. It is worth a trip to the museum as well to learn the history of the lighthouse. I would definitely recommend a visit!

Thank Abbey B
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

It is worth the effort to make the climb, once you are up at the top of the lighthouse you get spectacular views of OBX, Hatteras, the island, the Atlantic and the sound. Bring some water with you to stay hydrated, especially on windy days. It is amazing when you look back toward where the lighthouse used to sit, it was moved away from the shoreline several years ago for preservation measures, be sure to read about the fascinating move and how it was accomplished.

Thank ElvisTie
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