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Jockey's Ridge State Park

PO Box 592, Milepost 12 on US 158 bypass in Nags Head, Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-7132
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Geologic Formations, Parks
Traveler Description: As most people familiar with Jockey's Ridge, it is famous for the being the largest sand dune on the east coast. The views from the top are... more »
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Denver
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a fun place to visit when you are in the Nag's Head area. It is free which makes it even nicer. I wouldn't want to visit in the middle of a hot day but morning or evening are nice. It was cloudy when we visited so didn't get to see the sunset which I am sure is great... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the largest sand dunes in the USA. The views are spectacular and the photo ops and sunset are not to be missed. If you want an amazing workout, run the dunes in the morning when it's cooler.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

lots to do and see, very unique, opportunities to hang glide and hike and learn about wild life of the area

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It was a great sight! I had never seen dunes so big before! We went around 10a and the sand was blazing hot already. My flip flops didn't help much on the climb up and down the dunes. But it's a beautiful place to be.

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Philadelphia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a must on the checklist of things to do in Outer Banks. We didn't go on any of the trails but went to see the sunset. The size of the sand dunes is simply amazing. The kids had a great time running up and down the dunes and the adults enjoyed the stunning view. Kite flying is great... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great place to sightsee and walk the trails! We did both walking trails - the main entrance off the highway and the one off of soundside road. This is a great spot to visit in the morning and check out the dunes and the sound.

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Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Kids had a great time rolling down the dunes. Next time we are going to take kites. We liked going in the morning before it had gotten too hot.

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Tucson
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place to put your toes in the sand. Lots of sand to play in, walk in, fly a kite, sand surf, hang glide. Just one big sandbox to play in. Good hiking. Bring the kids bring the buckets its playtime!

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Moosehead Lake, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a beautiful area! I have never seen sand dunes like these. The sand just goes on and on! Lots of fun flying kites, watching the hang gliders, and seeing the views. The only mistake we made was taking off our shoes and leaving them at the end of the boardwalk. There was a pile of shoes there so we... More

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Oak Ridge
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Okay. Let me go ahead and throw this out. I don't particularly find this state park memorable... If you have never been to other great sand dunes, this might seem mind-blowing. We climed the tallest sand dune at the Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, and been 4-wheeling in Coral Pink Sand Dunes state park in Utah. Compared... More

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