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This thrice-built, black-and-white lighthouse sits south of Nags Head on Bodie Island. The first incarnation fell due to poor construction, the second was destroyed during the Civil War and the latest version received a facelift that was completed in 2013. It still functions as a working lighthouse today and can be seen as far as 19 miles from shore.
You can tour this 156-foot-tall lighthouse for a small fee ($10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 11 and younger) daily from 9 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and only 12 people can climb to the top of the lighthouse at once. Recent visitors said the recent renovation makes this lighthouse one of the best in the area, and recommend a stop by the lower level's small museum and gift shop.
You'll find the lighthouse at Whalebone Junction (the intersection of U.S. Highway 158, U.S. Highway 64 and NC Highway 12) in Nags Head.
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