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North Carolina Estuarium

223 E. Water Street, Washington, NC 27889
252-948-0000
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Washington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
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10 reviews 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
56 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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WILMINGTON
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27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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Chocowinity, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I volunteer at the Estuarium because I have such respect for the museum and staff. The most interesting people in the world come in through the Estuarium's doors. And, from April through October, inquire about the free river roving boat trip on the Pamlico/Tar River.

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Washington, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Such a wonderful place to visit. I've been there several times with school groups and the kids always love it. Also, has a great gift shop that everyone needs to visit.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Fun place to visit. Excellent information about rivers, estuaries and climate change. Be sure to view the large sculpture in the lobby and to hear the story.

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