Outer Banks Visitor Centers

Imagine that after a long day of driving, you find a spot to get a cup of hot coffee, a crisp apple, some maps, and then you walk around a little bit in the fresh air. Outer Banks visitor centers are like little oases on road trips. They have restrooms, air conditioning, vending machines, convenience stores, some room to stretch your legs and informational sections – they give you a place to clear your mind and enjoy a little time outside before you get back on the road. Outer Banks visitor centers are great for collecting maps and brochures and talking with the helpful locals who work there to get oriented. You can find visitor centers near bridges as you enter the Outer Banks from the North or West and in the towns of Ocracoke, Hatteras, Kill Devil Hills and Currituck. Some Outer Banks visitor centers offer fun and recreational activities, like nature walks and kayaking trips. Browse through the listings below to see what visitor centers you might pass as you make your way through the Outer Banks.


Outer Banks Attractions by Area

Corolla | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Attractions by Category

Currituck Outer Banks Visitors Center

Outer Banks Visitors Center
500 Hunt Club Drive, Corolla
(252) 453-9612

The Currituck Outer Banks Visitors Center offers restrooms plus all the visitor information and assistance you'll need for a trip to Corolla and its surrounding areas. You'll find it on the west side of N.C. Highway 12 on the south end of the Currituck Club; if heading north, start looking for it on the left after you pass the Hampton Inn.

Currituck County also operates... read more

The Currituck Outer Banks Visitors Center offers restrooms plus all the visitor information and assistance... read more

Ocracoke Preservation Society and Museum

Outer Banks Visitors Center
49 Water Plant Road, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the island’s history and cultural heritage and to protecting its environment. Housed in the turn-of-the-century home of Coast Guard Capt. David Williams, the museum lets visitors glimpse island life in the early to mid-1900s. Many of the architectural elements are intact, and a bedroom, living room and... read more

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is... read more