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Ocracoke Island Visitor Center

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Nice place to have to hide from the sun while waiting for the ferry!

This is a very nice, clean, COLD facility. Be happy it's there and take advantage of the cool... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
Lisa T

Great area around the Ferry Terminal. If you are early for the Ferry, you have a lot of places to... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
High Ridge, Missouri
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Pick up information about the island, view exhibits and visit the bookshop. You can also arrange to use the Park Service docks, pick up maps of the bike paths, and attend free summer programs run by the Rangers.
Ocracoke Village, south end of Rte 12 on Silver Lake, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

The visitor center is located conveniently near the ferry on Silver Lake but is for the Cape Hatteras National seashore which on Ocracoke includes all of the beach front. you can buy your beach driving permits and pick up free beach fire permits. The staff...More

Thank Edward N
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Great information and collectibles. Perfect first stop on Ocracoke. Pick up the map and explore. Ladies inside were helpful and informative.

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Reviewed July 20, 2018

This is a very nice, clean, COLD facility. Be happy it's there and take advantage of the cool inside, or the nice, shady porch outside while you wait for the ferry. It wasn't always there-we remember when!

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

A quick stop will get you advice on what to do and where to eat etc. maps available as well as a few tourist items for purchase. There are public restrooms available. Right next to the historical museum. Not sure why it’s located At the...More

Thank wildcatsu
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Great area around the Ferry Terminal. If you are early for the Ferry, you have a lot of places to look over. That is, if you are after 10 AM.

Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Quick stop before the ferry came. They were very nice...had maps and any information we needed. Definitely stop in.

Thank techgmu
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Small, but very informative. They have maps, souvenirs, and are happy to answer questions. There are also restrooms and a grassy are outside to walk dog if needed. We noticed you can also get off-roading permits here.

Thank Becca_6737
Reviewed June 1, 2018

They sell licenses here. A nice gift shop for the size of the place. Maps, framed local artwork, fiction and nonfiction books about the area; Christmas ornaments, magnets. Very friendly. Public bathroom too.

1  Thank DDPerks
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Shows a lot of the islands history. It was highly recommended by friends who lives on the island, and although small, it did not disappoint us. Check it out!

Thank InspiredLifebyCarole
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

It doesn’t take very long for a visit to this center. But the info available was appropriate to help get you on your way and the staff person was friendly.

1  Thank WCUcody
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Brenda N
April 11, 2015|
Response from joemlindsey |
No ferry involved coming from the mainland. Only time you would need to catch a ferry is if you were coming from Ocracoke way to the South.
Brenda N
April 8, 2015|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
Good bridge from Manteo to Kitty Hawk (Wright Brothers etc.). Highway 12 south to Bonner bridge across Oregon Inlet onto Hatteras Island. Highway 12 all the way to Hatteras Village. Two lane with sand alongside with... More