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Fun Things to Do

   North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island 

We invite you to visit the NC Aquarium during packet pick-up and on race day! This 68,000 square foot facility has something for everyone, and features sharks, alligators, and river otters as well as programming that includes dive shows, live animal encounters and feeding programs.

Be sure to include a visit to the Aquarium for a fun, exciting, and educational experience! Children 2 and under are free.

Directions: located on Roanoke Island, 3 miles north of Manteo off highway 64 Street Address: 374 Airport Rd. Manteo, NC 27954 Hours: 9-5 daily Phone: 252-473-3494 or 1-866-332-3475.

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head

Jennette's Pier is the newest addition to the NC Aquariums. The pier was rebuilt in 2003 as an all-concrete, 1,000-foot-long, educational ocean pier. It is spectacular and worth a visit.

7223 So. Virginia Dare Trail
Oceanfront, Milepost 16.5, Beach Road
Nags Head, North Carolina 27959
“In the heart of Whalebone District”
GPS: 35.910 N, 75.596 W
For more, call 252-255-1501.


North Carolina Aquariums Map