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Ocracoke Island Visitor Center

Ocracoke Village, south end of Rte 12 on Silver Lake, Ocracoke, NC
+1 252-928-4531
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Very helpful people

The visitor center is combined with the off-road driving permit office. Everyone was very friendly... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Mary S
,
Bluefield
Quick visit.

It doesn’t take very long for a visit to this center. By the info available was appropriate to... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
WCUcody
,
Asheville, North Carolina
via mobile
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Pick up information about the island, view exhibits and visit the bookshop. You can also arrange to use the Park Service docks, pick up maps of the bike paths, and attend free summer programs run by the Rangers.
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  • Average14%
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Ocracoke Village, south end of Rte 12 on Silver Lake, Ocracoke, NC
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+1 252-928-4531
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The visitor center is combined with the off-road driving permit office. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. There are free maps and brochures and a gift shop.

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

It doesn’t take very long for a visit to this center. By the info available was appropriate to help get you on your way and the staff person was friendly.

Thank WCUcody
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I would highly recommend the ferry ride from Cedar Island to Ocracoke. The amount spent in the ferry is two hours and fifteen minutes. The ferry offers a lounge where you can connect to Wi-Fi and sometimes charge your electronic equipment. The view of the...More

Thank Boris E
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Decent visitor's center just as you get off the ferry. Sells some t-shirts and other basic souvenirs.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This center is at the far end of Ocracoke and is far from the ferry docks. If we had taken bicycles, we would have had to make a serious effort to get to the center. We found information about the island, but half of the...More

Thank djmarkiw
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We went in for a map of the island as it was our first visit. The girl that helped us (and I wish I could remember her name) was so nice and helpful. She took all the time we wanted going over things on the...More

Thank KatieV68
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Used it many times - very clean and well maintained for the amount of visitors that arrive - very cool whale skull outside that was very interesting to see and right across from the marina - just beautiful to sit and look at the water...More

Thank kwinters38
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Stopped into the visitor center to ask a few questions and was surprised to see "souvenirs" that did not compete with the local shops. Very tasteful and reasonably priced. And money going to a worthy cause.

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

The staff was very friendly. They were helpful explaining that the passes are now available online so you don't have to stop by upon arrival.

Thank 1206frequenttraveler
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

We took the ferry from Hatteras down to Ocracoke. Had to wait in line to board almost an hour. But they load real fast and it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get there. This was a free ferry ride which was really...More

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Brenda N
12 April 2015|
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Response from joemlindsey |
No ferry involved coming from the mainland. Only time you would need to catch a ferry is if you were coming from Ocracoke way to the South.
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Brenda N
8 April 2015|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
Good bridge from Manteo to Kitty Hawk (Wright Brothers etc.). Highway 12 south to Bonner bridge across Oregon Inlet onto Hatteras Island. Highway 12 all the way to Hatteras Village. Two lane with sand alongside with... More
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