The Walter B. Jones, Sr. Center for the Sounds located at refuge headquarters in Columbia, NC is a great way to see and learn about the wildlife that exists on the refuge. The Center gives visitors the opportunity to examine displays of some of the wildlife they otherwise would be unlikely to see on their own.

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The Scuppernong River Interpretive Boardwalk offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the wetlands along the Scuppernong River.  Strolling along the boardwalk is a great and accessible way to see a variety of small animals and birds.  Interpretive signs placed throughout the self-guided walk explain the wildlife found in this type of habitat and encourage visitors to look, listen and learn. The boardwalk was constructed by the Tyrrell County Youth Corps in 1995. The project was sponsored by the Eckerd Family Foundation and funded by the Partnership for the Sounds.