The Outer Banks is a truly historic area. First settled by Europeans as early as 1587, and later the birthplace of flight in 1903, this little strip of sand has seen a lot of notable historic events. Take some time to visit some of the Outer Banks attractions while you’re here. See some of the history that has made our nation great. We have twenty Outer Banks Attractions listed from Corolla to Manteo.
In addition to our historic attractions, there are a number of attractions that celebrate the Outer Banks natural environment. Jockey’s Ridge, the tallest sand dune on the East Coast, is open to explore and has a fantastic sandy sound beach access. The Nature Conservancy’s Nags Head Woods offers a multitude of hiking trails. They are programs to learn about the unique coastal environment, too. In Corolla, there is a museum to wildlife that is free to enjoy with daily activities. And nearby is the Whalehead Club, known as the birthplace of Duck’s Unlimited.
Did we mention the lighthouses? The North Carolina Aquarium? The Elizabethan Gardens? Did you know you can visit a working farm that operates as though it’s the 1800’s? The Nation’s oldest outdoor theater celebrates the story of the Lost Colony. It’s open Monday through Saturday in the summers. Check out the boat builders museum in downtown Manteo.
Festival Park offers a replica of the sailing ship Elizabeth II that you can board and tour. They have a Native American Settlement Village for a fascinating living history experience located there as well. Lastly, there are two Visitors Centers in Dare County and one on the Currituck Outer Banks (Corolla). These provide valuable free information about the area. Browse the information provided from the link below to learn a little more about the area’s Outer Banks attractions.