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Roanoke Island Festival Park

Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, NC 27954
+1 252-475-1506
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Manteo
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Ships, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.

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Rangeley, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great adventure for the day. PLenty to see and do and learn at this destination. We have enjoyed outdoor concerts here too.

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Hampton, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a great family day. Staff was very friendly and boys learned a lot from the Adventure museum. The ship was great!

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We loved the characters, in period dress, who interacted on a personal level. What a great peak into the Native Americans' as well as the later Euro settlers' lives. The ship in the harbor was a treat to board.

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Again, we were a little late....walked here after dinner only to find it was closed after 5. Was a little disappointed that we couldn't get any closer to the replica ship that was part of the Festival Park. Didn't need to go on it (although that would have been fun) but getter a closer look would have been fantastic.

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Wendell, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Admission is $10 per adult ($9 with $1 off coupom that can be found on their website and in most if the OBC coupon books. October is the time to go. The weather was gorgeous and it was not crowded despite having a couple of school groups show up. I love the interactiveness of it all! The Native American village... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a historic location where the Elizabeth II resides, and the replica villages of natives and settlers, with a frequent storyteller on site. There is also a 45 minute film offering a fictionalized historical reenactment of the settlers arrival in Roanoke Island and the devastation wrecked upon the natives.

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Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
73 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I came here early one morning and spent several hours. We just about had the place to ourselves. The outdoor part is interesting with actors from the time period. My husband likes the ship you could get on best. Inside there are lots of thing to see. If you have small children the would love this place.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I feel like one reason we were disappointed with this park was the fact that the main season was over and there just wasn't much to see.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had gone to Roanoke for a dolphin-watching cruise, but missed the boat. We decided to wander over to the park, as my daughter was intrigued by the sailing ship anchored there. What we found was a gorgeous park and some of the most interesting, authentic historical reenactments we had ever seen. There is a native American village, as well... More

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Wytheville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We attended the 2014 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, which takes place here on Roanoke Island Festival Park- dubbed "Bluegrass Island" for the 4 day festival. The lineup of music was top notch, 4 days of bands playing back to back, great lesser known all the way to "big name" bands. Emceed by great personalities in the bluegrass world! There were... More

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