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North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island

  • 374 Airport Rd. Map It
  • Manteo
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 11/14/2017

Fodor's Review

Occupying 68,000 square feet of space overlooking Croatan Sound, 3 miles northeast of Manteo, this aquarium underwent a major $4.5 million renovation in 2014–16, adding seven new (or updated) exhibits on sea turtles, shipwreck marine life, and wild wetlands. The Graveyard of the Atlantic—a 285,000-gallon ocean tank containing sharks and the re-created remains of the USS Monitor, sunk off Hatteras Island in 1862—remains the centerpiece exhibit. The aquarium hosts a slew of activities and field trips, from feeding fish to learning about medicinal aquatic plants to a workshop on injured sea turtles. It also manages the 1,000-foot-long Jennette's Pier in Nags Head.

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374 Airport Rd., Manteo, North Carolina, 27954, USA

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  • $10.95

Published 11/14/2017


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