National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center
For many details and lots of up-to-date information about things that are happening, visit the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center web site!
The Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center is located on Roanoke Island, at the hub of tourism to the popular Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Center was designed to be a "gateway" for visitors to explore the eleven national wildlife refuges and Edenton National Fish Hatchery - all located within "day-trip" distance of the Outer Banks. The Center is free and open to the public seven days a week. Plan to spend several hours viewing exhibits, asking questions, picking up maps, and planning trips to the refuges. Exhibits include a real Cessna 150 airplane where you may select refuges to see from the air. Spend a few minutes reviewing the history of the area, including learning about the logging and moonshine of Buffalo City, as well as previewing things to come with Climate Change and Sea-level Rise.