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Cities: Corolla, Highlands, Kill Devil Hills, Manteo, Nags Head 



  • Corolla Wild Horse Museum

Address: 520B Old Stoney Rd, Corolla, NC 27927

Phone: 252-453-8002


Information: Refuge for wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs featuring tours & a museum with displays & a gift shop.


  • Currituck Outer Banks Visitors Center

Address: 106 Caratoke Hwy, Moyock, NC 27958

Phone: 252-453-9612


Information: Tourist information center in Moyock, North Carolina


  • Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

Address: 1160 Village Lane, Corolla, NC 27927

Phone: 252-453-0221


Information:  The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education offers daily free programs teaching participants about such topics as birding, sound ecology, ocean ecology, animal tracking, sea turtles, fishing and much more.


  • Corolla Adventure Golf

Address: 808 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927

Phone: 252-453-7777


Information: Miniature golf course in Corolla, North Carolina




  • Dry Falls

Address: Highlands, NC 28741


Information: Dry Falls, also known as Upper Cullasaja Falls, is a 65-foot waterfall located in the Nantahala National Forest


  • Glen Falls

Address: Hwy 106, Highlands, NC

Phone: 828-526-3765


Information: There are several beautiful falls and accompanying cascades here in only a half-mile area.


  • Jackson Hole Gem Mine

Address: 9770 Highlands Rd, Highlands, NC 28741

Phone: 828-524-5850


Information: Family-owned, roadside destination providing covered gem mining & a shop with locally made goods.


  • Highlands Playhouse

Address: 362 Oak St, Highlands, NC 28741

Phone: 828-526-2695


Information: Highlands Playhouse is a small comfortable theatre offering 2 musicals/musical reviews and two other plays each summer. 


  • Bridal Veil Falls

Address. Highlands, NC


Information: Bridal Veil Falls is a 45-foot waterfall and the only waterfall in the state that one can drive a vehicle under.


  • The Bascom Art Center

Address: 323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741

Phone: 828-526-4949


Information: High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom Art Center provides audiences of all ages with stimulating, diverse exhibitions, studio art instruction and other cultural experiences.


  • Highlands Biological Station

Address: 265 N 6th St, Highlands, NC 28741

Phone: 828-526-2623


Information: This nature center serves up a palette of nature attractions including a botanical garden replete with 450 species of trees, ferns and flowers.


  • Cliffside Lake Recreation Area

Address: 13908 Highlands Rd, Highlands, NC 28741

Phone: 828-526-5912


Information: Cliffside Lake Recreation Area offers two covered picnic shelters that must be reserved, a bathhouse with cold showers, a lake for fishing and swimming, a gazebo and six short hiking trails. Some trails lead to waterfalls.

  • Nantahala National Forest

Address: Nantahala, NC 28734

Phone: 828-524-6441


Information: The Nantahala National Forest encompasses more than a half-million acres of pristine woodlands. Enjoy camping, motor boating, bridle trails, fishing, nature/hiking trails, picnic areas and swimming. 


  • The Factory – Franklin

Address: 1024 Georgia Rd, Franklin, NC 28734

Phone: 828-349-8888


Information: Family entertainment park with go-carts, arcade & mini-golf, plus casual dining options.


  • Macon County Historical Museum

Address: 36 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734

Phone: 828-524-9758


Information: The Macon County Historical Museum has local artifacts, photo displays & exhibits going back 10,000 years.



  • Wright Brothers National Monument

Address: 1000 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 252-441-7430


Information: Wright Brothers National Memorial, located in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, commemorates the first successful, sustained, powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine


  • The Comedy Club Of The Outer Banks

Address: 1601 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 252-207-9950


Information: Longtime seasonal comedy club featuring live performances from nationally touring comedians.


  • Avalon Fishing Pier

Address: 2111 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 252-441-7494


Information: Avalon Fishing Pier offers everything you need for a long, enjoyable day (or night!) of fishing.


  • Theatre of Dare

Address: Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 252-261-4064


Information: Theatre of Dare is a non-profit, volunteer group of local friends, family, neighbors & co-workers who share a love of theatre, and a dedication to volunteer and benefit our community.


  • North Carolina Marionette Theatre

Address: 6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Rd, Saxapahaw, NC 27340

Phone: 919-923-1857


Information: The North Carolina Marionette Theatre’s offers marionette performances sharing North Carolina’s rich culture through historical stories, legends and folk tales.




  • National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center

Address: 100 conservation Way, Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-1131


Information: 152,000-plus acres of preserved wetland habitat with lots of animals like black bears & alligators.


  • The Elizabethan Gardens

Address: 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-3234


Information: Historical site with plant displays & an antique statuary also offers audio tours & rental space.


  • The Lost Colony

Address: 1409 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-6000


Information: Outdoor theater staging annual summer musical about the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island.


  • North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Address: 374 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-3494


Information: Live animal encounters, feedings, a 285,000-gallon shark tank, interactive exhibits, films & more.


  • Island Farm

Address: 1140 US-64, Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-6500


Information: 19th-century farm offering a living museum with interpreters in period attire & hands-on activities.


  • Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Address: Milltail Rd, East Lake, NC 27953

Phone: 252-473-1131


Information: The refuge includes more than 150,000 acres of wetland habitats and a wide variety of wildlife, ranging from wood ducks and alligators to black bears and red wolves. 


  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Address: 1401 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-2111


Information: Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions of England's first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590.




  • Roanoke Island Maritime Museum

Address: 104 Fernando St, Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-475-1750


Information: The Roanoke Island Maritime Museum is a working boat shop offering a look at local and regional maritime history.


  • The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Address: 59200 Museum Dr, Hatteras, NC 27943

Phone: 252-986-2995


Information: The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is a maritime museum that focuses on the maritime history and shipwrecks of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


  • Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center

Address: 53536 NC-12, Frisco, NC 27936

Phone: 252-995-4440


Information: The Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center is a non-profit educational foundation created for the purpose of preserving Native American artifacts, art, and culture.


  • Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Address: 300 W Carolista Dr, Nags Head, NC 27959

Phone: 252-441-7132


Information: Jockeys Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States.


  • Gearworks Family Fun Center & Laser Tag

Address: 2420 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959

Phone: 252-480-8512


Information: Gearworks Family Fun Center & Laser Tag has a video gear arcade, air hockey, and laser tag.


  • Jennette’s Pier

Address: 7223 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959

Phone: 252-255-1501


Information: Fishers can rent equipment & supplies at this eco-friendly pier offering fishing lessons.


  • Bodie Island Lighthouse

Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse, Nags Head, NC 27959

Phone: 252-441-5711


Information: The current Bodie Island Lighthouse stands 156 feet tall and is the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore


  • Nature Conservancy

Address: 701 Ocean Acres Dr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 252-441-2525


Information: This extensive ecological preserve on North Carolina’s Outer Banks protects a remarkable range of unique habitats, including forested dunes, interdune ponds, marshes, and wetlands.


  • Whalebone Welcome Center

Address: Cape Hatteras National Park Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959

Phone: 877-629-4386


Information: The Whalebone Welcome Center  is an excellent stop for planning your vacation activities, particularly as you head toward the southern villages.

Wright Brothers National Monument
One of the Many Lighthouses in NC
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