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  • Destination Fun 252-715-0949
    1217 South Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
    MP 9 Bypass
    Live action lazer tag, black light mini golf, more than 60 arcade games, an enclosed bounce house play area, and more. more info

  • Frisco Mini Golf & Go Karts 252-995-6325
    50234 Trent Lake Lane, Buxton, NC 27920
    Mile Post 65
    Two go kart tracks, bumper cars, concessions, and an 18-hole mini championship golf course. more info

  • Lost Treasure Golf 252-480-0142
    1600 North Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
    A mining train takes you to the first holes of two 18-hole golf courses that come complete with dinosaur footprints, waterfalls, and lost treasure. more info  map

  • Outer Banks Gearworks Laser Tag & Fun Center 252-480-8512
    2420 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959
    South Beach Plaza at MP 10.5
    Laser tag, arcade games, air hockey, and more. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Bodie Island Light Station 252-473-2111
    8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
    Northern End of Cape Hatteras National Seashore
    Located at the northern end of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Bodie Island Light Station's tour season lasts from the third Friday in April to Columbus Day in... more info  map

  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    46379 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, NC 27920
    Cape Hatteras National Seashore
    The tallest brick lighthouse in the United States, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is open seasonally, from the third Friday in April through Columbus Day, for self-guided... more info  map

  • Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site 252-987-1552
    23645 NC Highway 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
    Located on the northernmost village on Hatteras Island, the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe is "the most complete site of remaining... more info

  • Currituck Beach Lighthouse 252-453-8152
    The Currituck Beach Lighthouse was the last major brick lighthouse built on the Outer Banks. Known as a first order lighthouse, which means it has the largest of seven... more info

  • Ocracoke Lighthouse
    Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
    Located on Ocracoke Island
    "The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina and one of the oldest on the Eastern coast," this historic 75-foot lighthouse has walls that are five foot... more info  map

  • Pea Island Lifesaving Station 252-475-1964
    622 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, NC 27954
    Pea Island Cookhouse
    "The Pea Island Lifesaving Station is historically significant and distinctive as it was the only lifesaving station in the US to be manned by an all black crew." Tours... more info

  • Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse 252-475-1750
    Roanoke Island Festival Park on Waterfront
    "The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse is an exterior recreation from the original plans with some slight alteration of the screw-pile lighthouse that was originally built in... more info

  • Whalehead 252-453-9040
    1100 Club Road, Corolla, NC 27927
    Historic Corolla Park
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this restored 21,000 square foot, Art Nouveau-style residence overlooking the Currituck Sound is open to the public... more info

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • British Cemeteries 252-473-2111
    Cape Hatteras National Seashore
    A British naval flag flies over this 2,290-square-foot plot of land, situated amid historic homes, which is leased to the British government as long as the sailors rest... more info

  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site 252-473-2111
    1500 Fort Raleigh Road, Manteo, NC 27954
    Located on the Northern End of Roanoke Island
    "Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions of England's first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590. This site also preserves the... more info

  • Island Farm 252-473-6500
    1140 U.S. Highway 64, Manteo, NC 27954
    Located on Roanoke Island
    A living history site, Island Farm interprets daily life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800's. Property highlights include the Etheridge farmstead, where Adam Etheridge... more info  map

  • Roanoke Island Festival Park 252-475-1500
    One Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
    A 25-acre interactive historic site representing the first English settlement attempt in 1585. Climb aboard the Elizabeth II, a representation of one of the seven... more info

  • Wright Brothers National Memorial 252-473-2111
    1000 North Croatan Highway (Visitor Center), Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
    Mile Post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158
    "Wilbur and Orville Wright made history here on December 17th, 1903, by successfully flying their flyer four times." See reproductions of the brothers' 1903 camp... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Frisco Native American Museum & History Center 252-995-4440
    53536 Highway 12, Frisco, NC 27936
    Located on Hatteras Island
    "In addition to an extensive library on Native American history, culture, and art, the museum houses the most comprehensive collection of photographs currently available... more info  map

  • Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum 252-986-2995
    59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943
    "The Museum is dedicated to the preservation, advancement and presentation of the maritime history and shipwrecks of the North Carolina Outer Banks from the earliest... more info

  • Outer Banks Children at Play Museum 252-261-0290
    3809 North Croatan Highway, Unit G, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
    MP 4.5
    Children at Play, Inc. "provides an environment developing young children's levels of physical fitness, health, and creativity through hands-on learning activities that... more info

National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge 252-473-1131
    100 Conservation Way, Manteo, NC 27954
    Managed as part of the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect and preserve unique... more info

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore 252-473-2111
    46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, NC 27920
    Cape Hatteras Light Station
    The nation's first national seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore protects parts of three barrier islands: Bodie Island, Hatteras Island, and Ocracoke Island. ... more info

  • Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge 252-987-2394 or 252-473-1131
    NC Highway 12 (Visitor Center), Outer Banks, NC 27954
    Located on the North End of Hatteras Island
    Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is home to more than 365 species of birds, 25 species of mammals, 24 species of reptiles, and five species of amphibians. more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Elizabethan Gardens, The 252-473-3234
    1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
    Located on Roanoke Island
    Adjacent to The Lost Colony's Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Park, the Elizabethan Gardens is a living memorial to the first English colonists in... more info

  • Hatteras Island Ocean Center
    57204 NC Highway 12, Hatteras, NC 27943
    Mile Marker 71
    Offers nature trails, a crabbing area, public paddle board and kayak access, HD video and traditional exhibits that help you explore the ecology and history of Hatteras... more info

  • Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve 252-441-2525
    701 West Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
    A National Natural Landmark situated among 1,111 acres in Dare County, Nags Head Woods Preserve features hiking trails, more than 100 species of birds, forested dunes,... more info  map

  • North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, The 252-475-2300
    374 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954
    Located 3 Miles North of Manteo on Roanoke Island
    Highlights include sharks, a replica of the USS Monitor, a Civil War ironclad which sank off the coast of Cape Hatteras in December 1862; alligators, turtles, fish, and... more info

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