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Roanoke Island Festival Park

Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, NC 27954
+1 252-475-1506
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Manteo
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Ships
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is a good change of pace from the beach scene. I think it is just a bit overpriced for what you get.

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Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Living history outside with the ship and settler's village. Nice inside and sir conditioned musem and gift shops. Worth a visit every several years or so.

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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

he Roanoke Island Festival Park is a recreation of life on Roanoke Island in the late 1500's, and while the material in the park is pretty standard, the kind of sites you see in most places like this, the museum is one of the best I've been to. It is interactive, dynamic, and chock full of information. The outdoor attractions... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very nice outdoor venue, to see a concert or performance. Nice to walk the grounds. We could not see the concert that night because we had other reservations, but based on what we saw before the show and heard, if you like the group that is preforming, it is a worthwhile experience!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
182 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a great place to spend the day with our younger kids teaching them some early American/English history. So much to see and do within a short drive.

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Visited here 5 years ago and it was a lot better. There were more actors/staff on ground to interact with. The outdoor exhibits were in working condition and looked good. Now... very limited number of actors and the attractions are very worn down. They have a garden that is overgrown with weeds and what looks like some sad corn growing.... More

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Deep Run, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our trip. Our favorite part was the gentleman portraying "James" in the settlement. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The Adventure museum was also great, we were afraid it would be geared only towards children but we had a great time interacting with all the exhibits. Overall, I would say... More

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Interesting, educational, hands in exhibits. A look into NC history, well organized. Plan on a few hours.

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Lewisburg, PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We drove all the way to the Graveyard of the Atlantic museum and nothing compared to the festival park exhibits and museum. The walk through Indian settlements were really interesting, and the ship is beautiful. My kids thought it was awesome of course comparing everything to Pirates of the Caribbean..daughter and I had a couple of giggles over the Will... More

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Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wow! What a great way to immerse yourself in some North American history and have a fabulous time as well. How amazing to walk around inside that replica of the Queen Elizabeth 11 and realize the bravery and courage it took to take to the open seas in such a tiny vessel. A real eye-opener. Also, it was enlightening to... More

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