Wright Brothers Memorial Located nearby at Milepost 8, just a quick drive (or bike ride) away. National Monument and museum. This is where Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first powered airplane flight, on December 17, 1903. The Visitor Center has a full-scale replica of original plane, the "Wright Flyer," as well as talks on the history of the Wright Brothers, various information services, and exhibits. Just 1.5 miles from the Yancey. Click for Wright Brothers Memorial
Historic Roanoke Island (in Manteo, just 12 miles away)
Roanoke Island Festival Park A 27-acre North Carolina State Site and cultural center, is a celebration of history, education and the arts. The island was a starting point for English Colonization in The New World whose settlers arrived under Sir Walter Raleigh's sponsorship from 1584-1587. Adventure museum, art gallery, film theater, Elizabeth II (a replica 16th century sailing vessel) and more. Click for Roanoke Island
The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama America's oldest outdoor drama, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Green, tells the story of "The Lost Colony," an unsolved historical mystery. The show is presented nightly, except Sundays, at 8:30 p.m., from early June to late August. We highly recommend for families. Location: Off Hwy. 64/264, Roanoke Island. Click for The Lost Colony
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site A visitor's center, interpretive programs and nature trail are open to the public at the site of Sir Walter Raleigh's ill-fated attempts of settlement in 1585. Click for Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Historical sites from The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
Elizabethan Gardens Historic gardens are nearby. Located next to Fort Raleigh, the gardens are a living memorial to Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh's "lost colonists." The gardens feature a sunken floral garden and herb, wildflower and rose gardens that surround priceless pieces of antique statuary.
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Jockey's Ridge State Park A 426-acre park with the largest natural sand dune on the East Coast. Hang gliding, kite flying, hiking all available. Just 3 miles from the Yancey at MP 12.5 in Nags Head. Click for Jockey's Ridge State Park
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