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North Carolina Estuarium

Address: 223 E. Water Street, Washington, NC 27889
Phone Number: 252-948-0000
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Washington
Type: Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
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North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The NC Estuarium was quite an experience. As one who loves this kind of things I found this attraction to be quite interesting. There was a story telling event being held by local story tellers, which I found quite interesting. The boardwalk out behind the estuarim was quite active with walker, joggers and fishermen. If you walk about 2 blocks... More

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Oxford, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As you go in someone built NC out of driftwood. This is what person said that worked there. Cant see how this could even interest any age. My age is mid 50's. Just wasnt worth the 5.00 it cost to go in the door. Would not go unless you just need to get in air conditioned building. Sorry but wasnt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I brought my husband on a surprise visit to Washington, NC--his ancestors are from there--and the first thing we did was to go on a free river roving trip with a fantastic interpreter, Mark Smith, and 7 other guests. We learned a lot and had a fabulous 1-1/2 hour trip; we saw eagles and turtles and learned the history of... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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224 reviews 224 reviews
120 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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