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Ocracoke Island Visitor Center

Ocracoke Village, south end of Rte 12 on Silver Lake, Ocracoke, NC
252 928 4531
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Ocracoke
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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... more » 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. « less
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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I love Ocracoke! We visit as often as we can and always come away from our visit experiencing something very special about this Island. Today my sister-in-law and I bought a fig cake from the 2013 and 2014 Winner - Della Gaskins. The cake is absolutely fantastic!!! Not only that, she has written a book "A BLESSED... More

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Near Pittsburgh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Good information and history of the area including a settlement on the next island. Worth a visit! Handy to the harbor and not far from the lighthouse and ferry to the next island.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Located across the street from the Ferry terminal. Visit here to learn about the island, buy souvenirs, support the National Park Service and start your visit to Ocracoke Island. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is not only the visitors center, but basically the lighthouse shop. The park rangers on duty are very helpful and informative and will answer anything you ask. The shop is great and has some really nice things, especially if you're looking for lighthouse related items. If you have kids with you, this is where you find all the fun... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The folks here are friendly and informative. Park Service personnel even present "touch & learn" type sessions (on turtles, crabs, etc). There are maps, books, T-Shirts, jewelery items, and even framed (and unframed) art posters available for keep-sakes. Well worth the visit.

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Charleston, SC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our short visit to the welcome center gives you quite a history of Ocracoke and Blackbeard. It's a must to check out and it doesn't take long to get a brief history of the Island.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I wish I could remember the name of the girl that gave us the history lesson on turtles. She was so sharp witted, knowledgeable, and professional. She made the lesson so interesting and fun for all ages. What a wonderful service and experience for families. Wish we would have attended some of other programs while we were on the island.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Worth a visit altho there is not a lot there. But it does help to familiarize you with the area so make the stop.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You can find brochures for Ocracoke and other Outer Banks attractions and restaurants here as well. Stop in here and get to know the area a bit.

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Avon, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is meant to provide information on the island itself, not the visitor center specifically. As Hatteras Island is a step removed from the busy towns of Nags Head & Kill Devil Hills to our north, Ocracoke Island is a step removed further back in time from Hatteras. The island has kept it's old charm and slower pace despite being... More

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