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“Best State Park in NC!”

Fort Macon State Park
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is a fabulous attraction for visitors to theCrystal Coast. The information center is well-designed and informative. The self-guided tours take you back through the entire history of the fort and let you experience what daily life was like for the soldiers of several wars. The gift shop is well-stocked and an excellent video gives a comprehensive overview of the history and restoration. The ocean vista from the ramparts are breathtaking. Well-worth the visit!!

Thank Faith D
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

The fort is free and there is a lot to see. This is on our Eastern Carolina tour route when the relatives visit.

Thank John B
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

While it was hot, the docent kept us in the shade and explained the history with detail. Be sure to see the movie in the visitor center, it is an award winning film.

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

great waterfront walk. Soft sand, lots of sea oats and plenty of small seashells to pluck through. good view of Morehead City waterfront across the intercoastal waterway. Good spot to watch the returning sport sishing boats returning from offshore trips. Fun to see what trophy flags are waiving from the bridge advdertising their fishing success.

Note: no swimming allowed. Best for beach walk at dusk along the lapping warm surf.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Got to the beach early and changed into suits. There's men and women's changing rooms complete with showers. Spent the day on the beach wonderful sandy bottom beach with great walks and ships going in and out of harbor. Showered and changed out of wet suits about 230 and spent the next 2 hours visiting fort Macon. The fort is located about 5 mins from the beach. Old weaponry cannons, guns, uniforms, history. Was quite interesting with a wonderful nature trail. We were traveling with a friend using a cane quite the haul for them in the heat and hard to go up and down the many stairs but otherwise really an enjoyable surprise. A great day out!

Thank D C
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