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.