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“A Great Place to Learn about Island History”

Ocracoke Island Visitor Center
Ranked #6 of 28 things to do in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Pick up information about the island, view exhibits and visit the bookshop. You can also arrange to use the Park Service docks, pick up maps of the bike paths, and attend free summer programs run by the Rangers.
North Carolina
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Learn about Island History”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The rangers here seemed to be very knowledgable about the island and were friendly as well. We participated in a very informative talk about the island and it's history with pirates. Another evening we came back to enjoy a picnic dinner under the shade trees.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Park Rangers were excellent!”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Our grandsons were excited to earn their Jr. Park Ranger badges. The rangers were very good with the boys and spent time reviewing their notebooks, talking about what they had seen on the island and educating them further about the National Seashore. A great activity for our 8 and 10 year old boys

Visited August 2013
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Wood Dale, Illinois
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62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent, very informative!”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Not like your typical visitor center that has a bunch of people who look anoyed that you came through their door and interupted their game of solitaire on the computer. These guys really knew their stuff and were extremely helpful. They gave pointers and local knowledge that was invaluable.

Visited August 2013
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North Carolina
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Picnic after arriving on the ferry!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

This visitors center was not the largest, or the best stocked with brochures as the one in Manteo was, but the older gentleman at the desk was very friendly and informative. He was a local to this area, and suggested a nice picnic area not too far, in the shade. Clean restrooms, nice informative staff, two thumbs up!

Visited July 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pa
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267 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“If you have the time it's worht stopping to see”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

There really wasn’t too much to see at the visitor center. The kids are able to purchase a stuffed pony similar to the island ponies there. There are also books, games, and souvenirs. The park rangers are very helpful providing information about locations as well as island facts.

Visited July 2013
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