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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

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Address: 374 Airport Road, Off U.S. 64, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone Number: (252) 475-2300
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Small Aquarium nice for a rainy day

Small aquarium on the outskirts of the big Outer Banks area. This was a nice place to bring small children who have had enough of the beach. The price is kind of steep, and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Akron, OH
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Akron, OH
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Small aquarium on the outskirts of the big Outer Banks area. This was a nice place to bring small children who have had enough of the beach. The price is kind of steep, and the exhibits can be boring for adults, but small children love it. If you have a yearly membership to your local zoo, the price to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went down to the Outer Banks for some camping and salt water fishing. When we got skunked 3 days in a row we went to the aquarium as a joke. Let me tell you, what isn't a joke is this place. So many different fish that we would've never seen if we hadn't gone. Defiantly a place to I'm bringing... More 

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Isle of Wight, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island in early March 2015. It was a very cold Saturday and we needed something to do. It was a very nice place and we were pleasantly surprised. There were lots of exhibits and the staff was friendly and informative. The museum featured many tanks with fish, snakes and turtles. They also... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

On our recent trip to the OBX we decided to visit the aquarium on Roanoke Island. The aquarium is very nice and clean. The animals look very well cared for. The tanks are well maintained. We especially loved the hands on educational exhibit for children. Excellent!!! First the children get to dress up in a lab coat then they pick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Took our 2 year grandson and only one other family there. He had a blast. He like the shark outside as well the ones inside. Lots for him to see and do.

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Benson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you visit Manteo the Aquarium is a must do. Every trip we make to the OBX we always make time to visit the Aquarium. Every visit you see something different, not 2 days are ever the same there. They added the Sea Turtle Rehab open to the public. The staff is friendly and answers all questions. Great work they... More 

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Barnesville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

In 25+ years of going to OBX our family had never visited the aquarium. While somewhat small, it is worth the trip. Personally my favorite display was the albino crocodile and other various crocodile(s). They do have several interactive displays for the kids. Also a very nice pier in the back.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth the time and effort, a must visit in Manteo along with the Lost Colony. Fun and interesting for the very young and old.

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have kids and are on the Outer Banks for a vacation, this is a must see! I'd think the pre-teens would also love it as they are able to read the info themselves for each exhibit. The aquarium is a self-guided tour of a really amazing exhibits.There are staff available if you have questions. It is full of... More 

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Manteo, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live one block from the Aquarium and have spent lots of time there with my daughter. It has lots to do, although if it's a rainy day at the beach it is too crowded. If you are here in the summer go on a sunny morning to avoid the crowds. The sharks are fun and the big tank is... More 

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