One can climb the 214 stairs (~150 feet) inside the shaft to reach the observation deck just below the lens room. Tours are self-guided and include wall-mounted exhibits describing the history and science of the lighthouse along the steps. The 360-degree view from the top includes sights in Currituck Heritage Park, Corolla Village, Currituck Sound, and the Outer Banks toward Duck and Southern Shores.
Fans of Lovecraft already know that Cthulhu is one of a family of Elder Gods , and he currently inhabits the submerged “corpse city” of R’lyeh somewhere in the South Pacific. He remains in a death-like slumber, waiting for a resurrection that will see him dominate mankind and the entire universe. But before that happens, get to know the great and powerful Cthulhu a bit better by perusing these lesser known facts. And for those in the know: “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.”