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North Carolina Estuarium

223 E. Water Street, Washington, NC 27889
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Washington
Type: Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Raleigh, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The local artwork and educational displays in the back rooms were very informative and unique. The movie was a peaceful collection of videos of the estuary, but the rest of the exhibit is probably better suited for families and children, than the movie.

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Virginia Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

From the introduction of the unique sculpture in the lobby which represents North Carolina and a drop of water in its trip through a full cycle from sea to cloud to raindrop. A very good short film entertains and educates about the estuary area. The rest of spaces highlight the wildlife and history of the area. The best part of... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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115 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Visited while in town. Small but very informative museum. Learn the importance of the estuary to wildlife. Knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. They have boat rides on the river at certain times of the year starting in May or just walk down the waterfront on the waterfront walk. Very relaxing.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The cost was $5 which included a pontoon boat trip on the Pamlico and Tar Rivers. The whole experience was very educational. How the area developed, what kind of wildlife and fisheries are in the area, and some history about the town of Washington, NC. You can spend hours in the Estuarium if you what to read everything, and the... More

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Washington, North Carolina, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Learn something and enjoy the wonderful displays. The staff is wonderful and if you get a chance come take the River Roving tour May-October.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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68 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

As stated in many of the previous reviews, the staff is knowledgable, helpful, and glad to share information about area waterways. The Estuarium has a $5 adult entrance fee, scenic introduction movie, great artwork in lobby (be sure to ask for its story), interesting exhibits, and my favorite, the boat tour. Captain Fred grew up in the area and knows... More

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High Point, NC
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

For some unexplained reason, this fantastic centerpiece of the Washington, NC waterfront is not considered an "attraction" of Washington. Snap to it, TripAdvisor! We visited on an overcast October Tuesday and were wowed by the intelligence, care, and love for the regional environment on exhibit here. The Washington, NC waterfront on the Pamlico River is trying hard to establish itself... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The guides are informative and passionate about what they do. The boardwalk is interesting and the exhibits are well kept. It doesn't take long to see all. Parking is easy. The availability of riding the boat is very limited. Make reservations well in advance.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

A visit to the site of the NC Estuarium Museum was an absolute delight and treat for our 8 year old granddaughter and us (the grandparents.) The "hands-on" area for kids was great. W learned so much about this important area along this brackish area. Our biggest regret was not calling soon enough to reserve on of the 10 spots... More

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Washington, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This museum is very special! It has a short movie explaining about the Pamilico River and what a brackish environment is. They also have a "hands-on" area for children! It is located right on the river with access to a boarwalk! Lovely venue!!

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