''Most of the museum is still apparently under construction. The main attraction here is the full Fresnel lens on display. Since only a portion of the museum is open, it takes about 30 minutes to go through it. The admission is free....''
''The best breakfast and the nicest people on the beach. We visit every year and will be back next year. In fact, we usually rent our house each year based on the location of it to the pier. Looking forward to next year....''
''Along with the informative film presentation and displays depicting the story of the famed ''Lost Colony of Roanoke Island,'' my family and I were intrigued as we discovered the story of the other ''lost'' colony. In 1862, escaped enslaved Africans sought the recently liberated from the Confederacy island as a refuge of freedom. They established their own colony that was to be a model used throughout the South of how former Black slaves were to transition in to a viable and self-sufficient peo...''
''How could you pass up the opportunity to climb the highest sand dune in the Outer Banks? If you have kids, make sure they empty their pockets of any valuables before they hit the dunes (and you too, if you’re planning to roll in the sand!). They will love the fun of climbing up and then tumbling down the dunes, but be prepared…they will be absolutely full of sand when they’re done. Bring some water to help with the inevitable mouthful of sand. Bring a kite if you have one and join the folk...''
''This is a great place to take in breathtaking views of flowers and gardeners. You can learn rich history about Roanoke Island and Nags Head whilst admiring the beautiful displays. The only bad thing about this place is the annoying mosquitoes. Be sure to wear plenty of bug repellant before your arrival (and bring a bottle with you)....''
''The hotel was very clean, staff was nice and hospitable but the room was small and very common. The bar with live outdoor entertainment across the street was not an appropritate scene for my 12 year old. People were loud and drunk and started fighting when we arrived. The police were called as the fight spilled into the downstairs hotel rooms. The next night there was no fighting but still very loud music very late and drunks. Also the ''continental'' breakfast was a let-down. Packaged muffins,...''
''A small museum, run by locals that love the island and want you to love it too. Ocracoke is a quaint place to visit but it surpassed being just a beach trip when I learned about the people and events that made Ocracoke what it is today. Museum offered ''Back Porch'' talks that were sometimes informational and often fun. The week we were there they offered storytelling two days with storytellers attending Donald Davis' National Storytelling Workshop....''
''Ladies...if you want to get rid of your husband for hours...send him here. LOL My husband loves the pier. He would go out fishing when the kids were napping and had a great time catching fish and talking to everyone. The kids also love to go out and walk on the pier and look at what people have caught. The staff is very friendly and helpful too....''
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