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Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museum houses the region’s largest collection of decoys (old and new) along with changing exhibitions of workboats, community history, commercial fishing, and wildlife photography. It also offers a stunning view of Cape Lookout Lighthouse from the third-story tower. Willow Pond includes an interpretive hiking trail through maritime forest that leads to the Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitors Center next door.
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband is an avid duck hunter so he enjoyed the decoys and history. The staff was very, very nice. They do ask for donation, but you don't have to pay anything. You can take the stairs to the second and third floor to see other things. The second floor wasnt as interesting to me, I think it needed a little professional help to make it more appealing. The top floor has a balcony to see the lighrhouse from. It was a tad chilly but we still looked and it was a beautiful view. Unique place to stop in and see.

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"local history"
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"duck"
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"boat building"
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"works of art"
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"self guided"
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"cape lookout lighthouse"
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"nice gift shop"
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"observation deck"
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"beautiful location"
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Wonderful museum. A lot to view and listen to in the building.
The volunteers are most helpful and are happy to answer your question. The view from the third floor is worth the admission price. There is an elevator to reach the top of the museum.

Thank delaneyy
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

These guys do a fabulous job of conveying the local history, which is unique and precious. Don't miss this.

Thank ColoLura
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a great location to hold a wedding. Staff was wonderful to work with. Everyone loved the museum and the opportunity to see the heritage of the folks that live on the coast.

Thank Kim E
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The only thing that I knew about Harkers Island before my recent visit is that it's remote and has a fishing-based economy. This museum was a lot of information on how fishing has shaped the way of living on this island, and there were lots of exhibits that you could spend several hours exploring. If you're at all interested in duck decoys, this should be a must-stop, as there are many on display here.

Thank ElizabethLilly
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