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Roanoke Island Festival Park

Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-475-1506
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History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-475-1506
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved visiting the ship, Queen Elizabeth II. On board the guides were very knowledgeable and in period dress.

Thank noonkesserl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Much information and interesting exhibits. The movie was very interesting. The only real issues were that the gift shop was closed and some of the exhibits were not maintained.

Thank screamingscott78
Reviewed 5 days ago

Go on line and see if an event is scheduled when you are at the Outer Banks. They have a great Blue Grass Festival in early October as well as music through out the year.

Thank Gregg-Midlo
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I stopped between the rain sshowers yesterday to explore the Elizabeth II, native American village, museum and gift shop. The ship had a crew of two helping the young and old learn about the various aspects of the vessel. They shot the...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice morning exploring the displays. The ship is awesome. There a costumed crew members to add some flavor and answer questions while on board the Elizabeth II. This is not a boat ride. The ship is tied to the dock. We also...More

Thank luckysport321
Reviewed 1 week ago

Festival park is a nicely done attraction with many interesting areas and some great hands on fun. Very little of what you will see is very authentic, the ship was not constructed using authentic methods, there is a lot of imitation wood and simulated materials...More

Thank DugRau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here at the end of the day and were pretty much told that we'd need to rush our way through. So although we were able to see the Elizabeth II...that was about it. I think it would be a nice attraction, if you...More

Thank fireball92771
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much too see for the price to pay. Fully functional colonial ship was fun and the museum was a great airconditioned relief from the heat. Other areas were not well maintained. The acting the employees in costume portrayed, although very knowledgeable of historic time...More

1  Thank seth f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually, I'm tired of museums, but the one at Festival Park was much more nicely done than we expected. But first, we tried to see the Outer Banks History Center, thinking it was visitor friendly. Turns out that it is an historic document repository and...More

Thank Big-Deeee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One ticket price gets you into everything the park has to offer - the movie, museum, ship, and various living history settlements. We really enjoyed the museum, which is newly remodeled and highly interactive for kids. It covers not just Roanoke but commercial fishing and...More

1  Thank Stefanie H
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Would a 13 month old who loves walking enjoy this?
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Cherylsj757 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes! Lots of things to look at there. And there are places to sit along the way if you get tired. There are also a lot of exhibits which are interactive. Enjoy your day!
We would love to do this but the time we want to go calls for 40-50% chance of rain. How much could we see if it was raining?
September 26, 2016|
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Response from thecottews | Reviewed this property |
Almost everything is outside. It is fairly small, so you can probably still do everything.