- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) - At this time of year, you may be writing out a check to pay your taxes. But there’s one thing you can do for free today - climb lighthouses on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

The National Park Service says that the Bodie (BOD-ee) Island and Cape Hatteras lighthouses open for the season Friday.

Climbing either lighthouse is free on Friday. But after that the cost is $8 for adults and $4 for seniors and young children.

The Cape Hatteras Light is the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. More than 100,000 people climb it each year. The Bodie Island Light is 10 stories tall and first opened to the public three years ago.

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