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Address: PO Box 592, Milepost 12 on US 158 bypass in Nags Head, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: 252-441-7132
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Description: Two of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast are located here...
Two of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast are located here, providing excellent take-off points for hang gliders.
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The little information Center was very cool..I learned a lot about Jockey's Ridge and the area...my two young children also liked how interactive some of the exhibits were..It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Saint Johnsville, New York
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Saint Johnsville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The little information Center was very cool..I learned a lot about Jockey's Ridge and the area...my two young children also liked how interactive some of the exhibits were..It's a great day trip idea for the whole family!

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Gaston, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Jockey's ridge is a must do on a trip to the OBX. For anyone that has never been here. This is a huge sand dune!! This is the best place to fly a kite any kite just get a kite. There is also hang gliding the you can do. The staff are great. We were there with the girl scout... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Interesting to learn about the movement of the sand dunes and its impact of Nags Head. Easy walk to the top of the sand dune to see hang gliding.

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Many people enjoying hang gliding and flying kites - Especially nice to see families together enjoying the kite flying - Boardwalk out to a nice view in the back of the park and a nice visitor and nature center (small, but informative). Neat small wind turbine - very interesting to see, hear it, and read about it.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I liked this location a lot. It was fun just walking around and climbing up the sand dunes. You could see so much and so far from up so high. I read it was the best spot to watch a sunset. I climbed to the top but got there about 40 minutes before sunset. It was way too cold to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Awesome experience especially for young children! Great place for flying kites and exploring! We went in early Spring so the temperatures were perfect for climbing the dunes.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Winds were too strong to hang glide...will have to return to Jockey's Ridge and have my lesson with kitty hawk kites hang gliding. I look forward to having fun on the sand dunes again

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We hiked up and down the dunes and had a great time. You can see the sound and ocean from the top. Great place for flying a kite.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Unfortunately it was rainy when we visited here, so out visit got cut short. If it were a nice day, we'd have spent some more time and explored this natural wonder. It's just down the road from the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kitty Hawk. There's no entrance fee. You just have some good shoes to walk on sand especially... More 

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Erie Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We went on an overcast and breezy day. We flew a kite at the top of the dunes. Its a great time. Kids had a blast rolling down the sandy hills.

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