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“Good change of pace”

Roanoke Island Festival Park
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$79.50*
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Ranked #6 of 39 things to do in Manteo
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Owner description: History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

It is a good change of pace from the beach scene. I think it is just a bit overpriced for what you get.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Living history outside with the ship and settler's village. Nice inside and sir conditioned musem and gift shops. Worth a visit every several years or so.

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

he Roanoke Island Festival Park is a recreation of life on Roanoke Island in the late 1500's, and while the material in the park is pretty standard, the kind of sites you see in most places like this, the museum is one of the best I've been to. It is interactive, dynamic, and chock full of information.

The outdoor attractions consist of a 16th Century Settlement Site, an American Indian Town and Cultural Education Center, and a recreation of The Elizabeth II. If you've been to the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, it is similar.

I can't stress enough how amazing this museum was. There was just so much covered. We learned about navigating the seas, privateers (aka pirates), life on the island during the Civil War, duck hunting, lighthouses, fishing and boating. We got to dress up as 16th Century Settlers, and done pirate gear, my kids duck hunted and climbed in boats. I really wanted to read the exhibits, but the kids kept pulling us from one exhibit to the next to play.

If you are looking for a fun, interactive, educational, family outing, then go and check out the Roanoke Island Festival Park. It is an inexpensive, fun filled day, that your kids will talk about for a long time after.

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very nice outdoor venue, to see a concert or performance. Nice to walk the grounds. We could not see the concert that night because we had other reservations, but based on what we saw before the show and heard, if you like the group that is preforming, it is a worthwhile experience!

Thank svact
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a great place to spend the day with our younger kids teaching them some early American/English history. So much to see and do within a short drive.

Thank John P
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