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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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Castle B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Sara D
Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are so many neat places to see when in the Outer Bank of North Carolina. When visiting the town of Manteo, travel over the bridge to the Roanoke Island Festival Park to step back in time. Nice encampments and historical displays. The many trees provide a shady place to wander on a hot summer day.

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Thank Susank G
Saint Albans, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed every display in this Park. Everyone in our family and friends had something they really liked here.

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Thank Sue M
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to walk and enjoy nature in peace and quiet. this place probably hums when there is an even there.

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Allentown, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a surprisingly bad experience. The trail for the exhibits began with a poor representation of subsistence gardening. The Indian village was made from plastic and the "interactive" exhibits were not well kempt. Once we reached the area of the carpenter and the blacksmith they were just sitting there talking. Granted we were there at the opening however the... More 

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Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terribly disappointing. The Indian village was all plastic...plastic wood, plastic reed roofs, plastic fish. The Elizabeth II recreated ship was good. The recreated settlement was very small, but at least it was real wood and materials. The staff left a lot to be desired. Some were in costume, some not. Some knew what they were talking about, some not so... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok maybe it was great for the price as it is inexpensive but exploring the downtown area may have been more exciting. Perhaps educational. It was clean and easy to get around in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Everyone was very friendly. I would definitely check out the ship. The movie was very informative. Give yourself around 2 1/2 - 3 hrs to see it all.

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