Before making our fall break trip to the outer banks, we came to Trip Advisor and read the reviews for the area attractions. Fort Raleigh is the supposed location of the Roanoake Colony. First, the parking lot and road leading to the park are also used by Elizabethan Gardens and The Lost Colony Play, so that can be a little confusing. Once at Fort Raleigh itself, we walked through the welcome center. It is very small. Most of the welcome center is about the recent archeological digs, which you will not see... Outside there is an Earthen Fort with no explanation.
BUT I will tell you, your trip to Fort Raleigh is not in vain. If you go on a Sunday Morning in the off season like we did, you can explore the stage and amphitheater where they have the Lost Colony Outdoor Drama. Because of that, I recommend Fort Raleigh. I am also on a quest to visit all National Park & historic sites... and like another reviewer, not all parks can be the Grand Canyon!
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