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 Things To Do by Area

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

Outer Banks Things To Do by Category

Corolla Outer Banks Visitors Center

Outer Banks Visitor Centers
500 Hunt Club Drive, Corolla
(252) 453-9612

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

Jennette's Pier

Outer Banks Visitor Centers
7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5, Nags Head
(252) 255-1501

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is a star attraction on the Outer Banks, drawing anglers with its 1,000-foot-long pier or visitors who simply want to walk out and watch surfers riding the waves, passing boats, sea turtles and dolphins swimming, pelicans flying overhead and much more. From world-class fishing to educational programs and fun summer camps and programs, Jennette’s offers something for everyone. The space... read more

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is a star attraction on the Outer Banks, drawing anglers... read more

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Outer Banks Visitor Centers
1 Festival Park, across from the Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 475-1500

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre historic site allows guests of all ages to experience first-hand what life was like for the first English settlers in 1585. Historic costumed interpreters are featured through Indian Town, the Settlement Site and the Elizabeth II ship to show and tell how the first settlers lived worked and played on... read more

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre... read more