The North Carolina Coast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Carolina Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Nags Head 6

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Kure Beach and Carolina Beach 5

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Elizabethan Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

The lush gardens, 3 miles north of downtown Manteo, are a 10-acre re-creation of 16th-century English gardens, established as an elaborate...

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

  • Military Site

Fort Raleigh is a restoration of the original 1584–90 earthworks that mark the beginning of English-colonial history in America. Be...

National Wildlife Refuges Center

  • Information Center

If you've ever wondered what actually constitutes a national wildlife refuge, this is the place to find out, but don't expect boring...

North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Occupying 68,000 square feet of space overlooking Croatan Sound, 3 miles northeast of Manteo, the aquarium includes touch tanks, but...

Roanoke Island Festival Park

  • Museum Village

This multi-functional attraction sits on the waterfront in Manteo. Costumed interpreters conduct tours of the 69-foot ship, Elizabeth...

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