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Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

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JULY 20 2018

Family visit. Stopped in to check it out. Very friendly staff. Very helpful. All questions... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
JEREMY L
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A Really Cool Rest Area

The "Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center" is run by NC DOT & the Canal is part of the 3000 mile long... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
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Surf City, North Carolina
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20 Jul 2018
“JULY 20 2018”
11 Jul 2018
“A Really Cool Rest Area”
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The Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center is a NCDOT facility that provides a friendly face and tourism information to the traveling public. Whether by water or by land, the staff at this lovely complex aims to please, and assist the traveling public...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2356 US Highway 17 N, South Mills, NC 27976-9417
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+1 252-771-8333
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Family visit. Stopped in to check it out. Very friendly staff. Very helpful. All questions answered. Enjoyable.

Thank JEREMY L
Donna S, Manager at Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thanks for visiting the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center! We are thrilled you had a great experience at the Dismal Swamp and hope you will decide to visit again. Thank you for the kind words and safe travels!

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The "Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center" is run by NC DOT & the Canal is part of the 3000 mile long "Intracoastal Waterway" which runs from Boston to Brownsville, Texas. The Welcome Center is a nice rest stop while traveling Highway 17. It is located...More

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Donna S, Manager at Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for the awesome review of the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center and Rest Area! We're happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience at our location and hope you will visit again during future travels. Safe travels!

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I’m here at least twice a year. It’s always good. Clean restrooms. Plenty of parking. Great book collection. Waystation for cars and boats. Take a short hike in the nearby stAte park.

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Donna S, Manager at Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thanks for visiting the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center and Rest Area! We're glad you had an enjoyable experience at our area and the Dismal Swamp State Park, adjacent to the center. We hope you'll visit us again!

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

It seems like they focus on the NC section of the swamp. The center is fun and informative. There is a nice boardwalk trail through the swamp is a must to do. There are other trails to do as well. As we went back to...More

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Donna S, Manager at Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for visiting the Dismal Swamp in North Carolina! The Dismal Swamp State Park, adjacent to the Rest Area, offers a museum, boardwalk, trails and many recreational opportunities. The Park Rangers are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We're glad you had a wonderful experience at...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The staff provides hospitable welcome to the Great Dismal Swamp. Their gentle enthusiasm is contagious. “We are the only welcome center in the USA that serves both automobile and boating visitors!” Sweet little gift shop, pamphlets describing Great Dismal Swamp opportunities, and free stickers!

Thank Pomommie
Donna S, Manager at Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for visiting the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center in North Carolina! We are so happy you had an enjoyable experience at the swamp and appreciate your kind words. We hope you'll come back to visit on future travels!

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Stopped on way to the outer banks. The center was clean, bathrooms well maintenaned. The picnic benches next to the parking area were very nice, great very of the dismal swamp and adjanced boat tie up area

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Donna S, Manager at Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and for visiting the Dismal Swamp! We're glad you had a wonderful experience and hope you will stop again on future travels!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We brought our bikes to ride the trails at the Dismal Swamp. The visitor center has quite an animal exhibit of wildlife that can be found in the park. The displays to need to have additional labels, I'm not sure what all the animals are...The...More

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Donna S, Staff at Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and exploring the Dismal Swamp. We're glad to hear you had a enjoyable experience and plan on visiting again. The three mile paved Dismal Swamp Canal Trail in North Carolina runs parallel to US Hwy 17 and the Historic...More

Reviewed 7 August 2016

The women at the welcome center was hospitable and knowledgable. Beside all the maps and paperwork, it is a beautiful place. If you go into the swamp you can spend hours hiking or riding your bike on the bike trail. Love this place.

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