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Ocracoke Island Visitor Center

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Address: Ocracoke Village, south end of Rte 12 on Silver Lake, Ocracoke, NC
Phone Number: 252 928 4531
Description: Pick up information about the island, view exhibits and visit the...
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.
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Good first stop

Staff were very helpful answering questions. We always make visitor centers our first stop to get the inside scoop on things and avoid potential blunders or wasted time. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Holland, Michigan
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Holland, Michigan
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183 reviews 183 reviews
92 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Staff were very helpful answering questions. We always make visitor centers our first stop to get the inside scoop on things and avoid potential blunders or wasted time. Lots of good historical background, maps and brochures for the island. The larger parking lot next door safely holds you car for the day if you drive there. As far as the... More 

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Eastern NC
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211 reviews 211 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Can't miss it, first stop when you come into port. Nicely setup with historical facts and pictures. Hadn't been the other times we have been to Ocracoke.

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Richmond
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Allow a full day just to travel to and from the island. Skip this island unless you plan to spend at least a night. We took the ferry from Cedar Island today. The first boat was too early, at 7AM, so we took the 2nd boat that left at 10:30. We had a nice lunch when we arrived at 1:00,... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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213 reviews 213 reviews
121 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a must stop when you first come to the island....they have maps and brochures of local businesses and attractions.

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stratford upon avon
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126 reviews 126 reviews
89 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

we stopped at the visitors center after hiring a golf buggy for a couple of hours. There is a whales head skull outside with notices not to sit on. The staff are friendly and there is a lot of information and maps as well as rest rooms outside, a must to start your visit or when you disembark from the... More 

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New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a must visit stop. They provide maps and all the information you need about the area. Also have a nice gifts and books about the area.

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Georgia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Waiting for the ferry, staff opened a few minutes early to accommodate visitors. Friendly, communicative and well versed in the history and growth of the island. History of the park service & ponys (ADOPT A PONY....PLEASE, they deserve it!!!) What to do on the island on next visit. Great representatives of NPS, well presented.

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greensboro,nc
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The park & recreation employees here are so nice. They can answer any question you may have about the Island. Plus, they offer little excursions that can help you learn what to do on this Island. Their soveniors are really great and they have talks out under the oaks

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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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