7 Exciting Destinations in the Outer Banks

Do you want to see the shortest and the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina? Let’s travel together to see the Ocracoke Lighthouse!

And what about making great photos on a long coastline with sandy beaches like Southern Shores, Hatteras Island, and Kill Devil Hills? Also you can enjoy surfing, fishing, boating, shopping, visiting museums here. Pack your suitcase, and let’s explore the rich history of the Outer Banks!

Boathouse in the Outer Banks
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1. Are you fond of fast driving? Visit Corolla Raceway!

Location: 790 Ocean Trail, Timbuck II Shopping Center, Corolla, NC 27927

Website: http://www.corollaraceway.com/

Do you like a fast ride? Visit a place with no speed limits, policemen, or even a need for a driving license. Take your friends for a cart competition!

Choose small, big or double cars. Novices should take “Bumper Cars”. Experienced racers will be thrilled with the faster Tornado and Intruder carts.

Relax after racing by playing arcade with over 20 games available. The venue also has a snack bar with appetizers for all tastes.

Go Karting in the Outer Banks
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2. Play golf near the Volcano in Paradise Adventure!

Location: 6606 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959

Website: http://paradiseadventuregolf.com/

Have you ever played golf in Egypt? Paradise Adventure Miniature Golf is a theme golf park with 3 fantastic areas, each offering its own entertainment.

You will get an opportunity to drive through Cancun Lagoon, Molten Mountain, and Mutiny Bay. Continue your adventure by visiting Pyramids, active volcanoes and pirate ships.

And that’s not all! The best part could be that every half-hour, the volcano erupts and the pirate ship becomes an arena of battles.

Outer Banks Mini Golf
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3. The Wright Brothers National Memorial on the Fly!

Location: Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Website: http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/index.htm

Here you can learn all about aviation and the life of the Wright Brothers as they revolutionized our understanding of travel. There are lots of exhibitions and things to see and experience at the Memorial.

Check replicas of their awesome experiments, and the first flying machine they created at the turn of the 20th century. Children will love the marvelous Wright Kite program.

Outer Banks Memorial Tower
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4. Go Bounty Hunting in OBX Mystery Dinner!

Location: 1601 S. Virginia Dare Trail Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Website: http://www.obxmysterydinner.com/

This is not your ordinary dinner. Patrons during the meal become detectives who must solve a crime. Bribe waiters for hints, uncover clues, discover who the criminal is, and take away the prize.

This 5 acts’ show is a one of its kind in the Outer Banks that you just can’t miss. Be the smartest in the room and have fun during the comedy performance!

Outer Banks Mystery Dinner

5. Adopt a shark in North Carolina Aquarium!

Location: 374 Airport Rd., Off U.S. 64, Manteo

Website: http://www.ncaquariums.com/

The aquarium has many interesting exhibitions. From 35-foot shark tanks to interactive exhibits that put visitors in the center of live storms and hurricanes. You can also visit the coast to see animals in their natural environment. Otters, turtles and alligators are just some of the creatures that can be met along the river. Do not miss a chance to see a real shark!

Outer Banks Aquarium - nurse shark
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6. Learn and have fun in Outer Banks Center of Wildlife Education!

Location: Currituck Heritage Park, 1160 Village Lane, Corolla

Website: http://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/EducationCenters/OuterBanks.aspx

The Outer Banks Center has different open-air and indoor entertainments. You can go fishing, hiking, or explore the ecosystem.

The study continues through various exhibitions and displays. Do not forget to buy some books, souvenirs, posters, and presents for your friends in the Wild Store!

Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
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7. Unforgettable time in Roanoke Island Festival Park!

Location: Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, NC 27954

Website: http://roanokeisland.com/

This entertainment park cater to kids of all ages. Come admire the Elizabeth II ship, become a crew-member and set sails.

Meet the first English settlement, costumed sailors and warriors on the Settlement Site. Relive the 4-century history of the city by visiting the Roanoke Adventure Museum. Play with pirates, and take part in the Battle of Roanoke Island. Learn everything about the boat-building, fishing and hunting traditions of North Carolina!

Outer Banks Festival Park
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Author Bio

Lily Berns is a travel writer who writes on behalf of carngo.com. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and tries to learn all she can about interesting cities in the world.

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7 Exciting Destinations in the Outer Banks
Planning to visit the Outer Banks, among all the amazing things to do, check out 7 places you must visit for fun and excitement in North Carolina.