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Roanoke Island Festival Park

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Address: Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: +1 252-475-1506
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and...

History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.

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Great for kids

What a fun place for kids! Lots of interactive, hands on stuff for them to do, and they probably won't even realize they're learning! As we don't have any little ones, was a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
momdzall
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Washington, Pa
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Washington, Pa
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fun place for kids! Lots of interactive, hands on stuff for them to do, and they probably won't even realize they're learning! As we don't have any little ones, was a bit disappointed - it appears to be bigger on line than what it actually is. Very interesting history lesson. Can easily walk to downtown from the parking... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interactive type of attraction for kids. There is a 45 minute video that was ok (but kids probably won't care about this part). The gift shop is amazing.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful location with interesting exibits. Friendly and entertainly staff. Lots of stuff for kids...though we were glad for their absence ;)

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Thank MargaritaDoug
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered around the park for about 2 hours with a six year old and a nine year old. They loved visiting the villages to play games with each other on guessing what noise an animal made, how to put a broken pot together, and learning what types of chores they would have been assigned back in the day. Their... More 

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Thank Lauren D
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The site recommends 3 hours to see everything, but with a pair of 7 year olds we burned through it in half the time. I guess it would take that long if you stayed at each interactive exhibit long enough, or had an actual guide with you. Still, lots of fun, great outing for the family and very educational.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction was a lot small than expected. My family only liked touring the ship. We were not there very long. My family of six paid about $50 for this attraction. We would not do it again.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the Museum to the ship the Elizabeth I to the Settlers and Native American encampments it was informative and enjoyable to walk around and explore. The Settlers in the village were eager to share the story of the supposed Lost Colony and the recent discoveries regarding the mystery. We all enjoyed learning about the history of the area. Manteo... More 

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Thank nange25
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My own personal opinion I found this location to be more popular with children then with serious historical adults on vacation. If you have kids is this is definitely the place to go. Kids can run around all over and even touch whatever they would like to, you can even try on costume. Overall B

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Thank Castle B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small historic site but they do a great job showing how houses were built by the soldiers/settlers, what a ship that crossed the Atlantic was like, and what a typical Native Village would be like as well. Because it's small and hands on it's perfect for families with younger kids. Very respectful of Native American culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The kids thought it was super fun and are already asking to go tomorrow. They loved talking to the blacksmith and exploring the replica ship.

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