Things To Do

Kitty Hawk Kites

kitty-hawk-kitesKitty Hawk Kites is the world’s oldest and largest hang gliding school. We’re also the largest kite store on the east coast!

3933-N South Croatan Highway
P. O. Box 1839
Nags Head, NC 27959-1839
Phone: 800-334-4777 or 252-441-1719 Fax: 252-441-7597
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Tryon Palace

tryon-palace-logo2Colonial Governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered and George Washington danced. At Tryon Palace, where British rule once flourished, American independence took root and the state of North Carolina was born. Here you can still experience the adventure of North Carolina’s earliest beginnings and a living history like no other. Guided tours, live re-enactments and conversations with costumed interpreters from centuries past bring history to life in vivid detail at the Governor’s Palace, Gardens and Historic Homes. And, at the new high-tech North Carolina History Center, interactive games and hands-on exhibits delight visitors young and old.  Whether you’re exploring one of our riverside gardens or sharpening your skills as a quilter, printer, ship’s captain or blacksmith, there are endless opportunities for making cherished family memories at Tryon Palace.

529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 800-767-1560 or 252-639-3500 Fax: 252-514-4876
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Battleship North Carolina

battleship_ncStep back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Discover and build your personal connection by steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, It’s Your Experience.Open Every Day! Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Easily accessible from I-95 & I-40.

P. O. Box 480
#1 Battleship Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28402-0480
Phone: 910-399-9100 Fax: 910-251-5807
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Camden County TDA

Camden County TDAWelcome to Camden County in northeastern North Carolina.  The preserved and protected natural beauty of Camden County provides an ideal setting to enjoy the outdoors.  Hiking, biking, birding, photography, wildlife observation, paddling and fishing are ways to connect with nature.  The Dismal Swamp Trail is a part of the NC Birding Trail, East Coast Greenway and National Recreation Trail.  The Dismal Swamp State Park is located at the north end of the county on US Hwy 17.  Flea markets, roadside produce stands and local eateries afford a taste of the unexpected.  Our local campground, nestled in the woods of Camden County assures a quiet, relaxing option to connect with nature.

Phone:  252-771-8333
Toll-Free: 877-771-8333
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Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

dismalswampThe Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center provides travel and tourism information for the entire State of North Carolina.  It is located on US Hwy 17 and the historic Dismal Swamp Canal, an alternate route on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The Center is located three miles south of the NC/VA state line and the Dismal Swamp State Park’s entrance is located adjacent to this property. The Dismal Swamp is designated as a National Park Service Network to Freedom Underground Railroad site as well as part of the NC/VA Civil War Trail. The canal was hand dug in the late 1700’s and is the oldest continually operating waterway in the continental US.  Hiking, biking, birding, paddling and photography opportunities are abundant.

2356 Highway 17 North
South Mills, NC 27976
Phone: 252-771-8333    Toll Free: 877-771-8333    Fax: 252-771-2055
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Elizabethtown/White Lake Chamber of Commerce

chamber_of_commerceThe Elizabethtown-White Lake area is truly a “great place to visit and a better place to live.”  Whether you are relocating or visiting, Elizabethtown’s small-town charm and White Lake’s resort atmosphere provide comfortable southern living opportunities.

Phone: 910 – 862-4368  Fax:  910 -862-3371
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Havelock Tourist & Event Center

PrintThe Havelock Tourist & Event Center features an aviaiton exhibit and is a full-service banquet facility. Discover an exciting aviation exhibit highlighting Marine Corps Aviation in Eastern Carolina. Seven restored aircraft on loan from the U.S. Marine Corps and Department of the Navy are on display along with scaled models depicting the aircraft lineage of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Cherry Point from its inceptionin 1942. Historic photograhs and artifacts round out the exhibit, including Civil War history. The adjacent waterfront park along Slocum Creek features a nature boardwalk and boat ramp. The facility makes a unique and exciting venue for your next business or social gathering. Located at 201 Tourist Center Drive, behind the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express in Havelock, 252-444-4348 or

201 Tourist Center Drive
PO Box 368
Havelock, NC 28532
Phone: 2524444348 Fax: 2524441566
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Roanoke Island Festival Park

islandlogoIf you are interested in Outer Banks history, nature, recreation, and family activities, Roanoke Island Festival Park is an ideal choice. This Roanoke Island attraction, across from the Manteo waterfront and just 5 miles from Nags Head and 30 minutes from Hatteras Island and Kitty Hawk, is a 25-acre interactive historic site representing the first English settlement attempt in 1585. The park also hosts many performances throughout the year in the Indoor Theatre and concerts at the Outdoor Pavilion.

Phone:  252-475-1500

Southeastern Welcome Center

swcHwy. 17 Bypass & Hwy. 130
P. O. Box 958
Shallotte, NC 28459
Phone: 910-754-2505 Fax: 910-754-3610
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Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Sylvan Bird Park - LogoOpen to the public since October 2006, the 18-acre facility features large, walk- through aviaries displaying birds from South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.  Tranquil gardens and lush natural areas enhance the beauty of the birds on exhibit.

At Sylvan Heights Bird Park, we not only seek to entertain and engage visitors, but to inspire and educate them about the importance of waterfowl, wildlife and wetland conservation.

Phone:  252-826-3186
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Tyrrell County Visitors Center

tyrrell_co203 S. Ludington Drive
P. O. Box 55
Columbia, NC 27925
Phone: 252-796-0723 Fax: 252-796-0303
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Walton’s Distillery

Hours of Operation : Monday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tour Hours : Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

*** Tours run every 30 minutes with that last tour at 4:30. Please call in advance if you have a large group coming. Thank you! ***

Times of tours may vary depending upon staffing and traffic volume. We will do our best to accommodate all visitors at arrival.



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