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Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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Excellent Museum for History and Waterfoul

We stopped to visit and were treated to a short walk to the Willow Pond to see Egrets and Blue... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary D
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Etna, Ohio
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Interesting with lots of local history

Beautiful building with great local history and lots of old decoys. If you are anywhere near, it is... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

We have been here before but enjoyed it again. The amazing decoy art is displayed throughout the museum. Many hours have been spent by many people from various local towns and counties arranging displays representing their history. The history of Harkers Island fishing is also documented with many model crafts on display. Photographs add a personal touch. The view from the highest tower location is beautiful and, on a clear day, you can see Lookout Lighthouse. We took the short but informative trail through the maritime forest and salt marshes down to Core Sound. The boys loved the walk and climbing along the driftwood and dead tress on the Sound.

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

My family and I were vacationing in Emerald Isle NC and decided to take a day trip to Harker's island to visit the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. I wasn't sure that I would enjoy visiting, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is worth a trip to learn about the waterfowl and view all the decoys. There are also many displays of the different downeast communities that were very interesting. Very nice trip. No entrance fee, but donations are recommended.

Thank Catcj2
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

lots of displays from each downeast commmunity. hundreds of antigue decoys on display.just take your time and browse,you'll be surprised at all the history you will learn

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

I enjoy visiting this museum as much as possible because of all the interesting stories and also, the communities have all donated items that relate to their individual community. I have seen things that my grandmother used as well as my mama. The gift shop is great. They always feature hand made items.

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

One time visit is more than sufficient. Unfriendly woman greeter. Demanded outragious entrance fee supposedly a volunteery contribution. Terribly rude woman.

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