Manteo Travel Guide

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Manteo Things to Do

  • NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

    The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island in Manteo is one of three state aquariums. Located right across the bridge from Nags Head and Cape Hatteras, this is a great rainy day activity if you're staying on the Outer Banks. My wife and visited recently on such a day and had a very nice time. It's not a real big aquarium nor are there exotic...

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  • The Weeping Radish

    There is a terrific microbrewery in Manteo. It is run by a German fellow (they do know their beer) named Uli. He does a number of brews that have become his anchors on the menu but also brews a number of specials for the particular season or holiday. They are all great! If you visit near the holidays, try the one he calls "Fest". It is luscious. ...

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  • Roanoke Island Festival Park

    As we went in at 11:40, they said that the movie Two Path would be in 20 minutes that would not be shown again until 2 pm. We browsed in the gift shop and then went into what we thought was the movie theatre. Someone popped in said that if we wanted to see the movie TwoPath, that we were in the wrong place.That's one of the things that I didn't...

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  • The Elizibethan Gardens

    There is a fabulous garden located about a 5 minute drive outside Manteo. The Elizabethan Gardens are worth the trip for any garden lover. The pic is from the website.

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  • The Christmas Shop and Island Gallery

    36 rooms! This place is a great way to while away an afternoon. The Christmas Shop is chock full of beautiful ornaments and decorations, many of them quite unusual in my opinion. If you are looking for themed ornaments for your tree this is the place to go. It's dark and very sparkly inside...great fun for kids of all ages. The Christmas Shop is...

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  • Ship Returning

    The Lucky Dogs! They've just been where I wanted to go! Some people have all the luck while some have none! Guess where I am? ;-)

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  • Docking

    I don't know... There's just something about the water and the wind and the combination of the two that allows travel to become possible! I would love to spend a day on one of these... Care to come along?

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  • Red Sails

    I wish I could have been aboard this beauty! How gracefully she moved with the wind billowing her sails and the sound of the water against her bow... No wonder ships are always referred to as ladies!

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  • Blacksmith's Shop

    If your feet feel more at home on solid ground, then maybe some horseshoes would help keep you grounded! Be careful, though... I think they may scuff your hardwood floors.Ok, horseshoes are for horses, silly! You can see how these and many tools and essential items were created and repaired here... Don't get too close because this is hot, hard...

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  • Maritime Museum

    For all of you landlubbers, come get a feel for the sea at the Maritime Museum! There are exhibits and articles from the hundreds of years of maritime history that has been such a large part of the area and its rich heritage...

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  • Manteo Harbor

    Take a leisurely stroll down by the docks... Feel the soft breeze and drink in the sights and sounds of this place!

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  • Manteo Walkway

    Many covered and shaded walkways lead you to many interesting and quaint shops and points of interest. If Antiques are your thing, there are several shops that feature Early American, nautical, and Civil War era items. Browse your Buns Off!

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  • Mainstreet Manteo

    Mainstreet & Downtown Manteo reminds you of a sleepy Southern town that could be anywhere in 10 or 12 different states. As previously mentioned, you would be hard pressed to imagine the Atlantic Ocean only 10 miles away!

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  • Elizabeth II

    Like her namesake, Elizabeth II is a square-rigged bark with three masts. She is 69 feet long and 17 feet wide and draws 8 feet of water. Her main topmast is 65 feet tall. Elizabeth II is rated by 16th-century standards as a 50-tunne ship. In those days, estimates of a ship’s tonnage were based on its capacity to carry tunnes, or 252-gallon...

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  • Elizabeth II

    The Elizabeth II was built to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the first sailing to North Carolina shores by brave English settlers. It was designed and named to model one of the original vessels called "Elizabeth" and is a fitting tribute to their efforts.

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  • Manteo Courthouse

    The Courthouse presents a picturesque view of architecture and Southern charm as it existed in years past. It makes for a great photograph but I hope if you visit, it is to close the deal and register the deed of the new property that you just bought, instead of appearing in front of a judge for your dreadful criminal activities! I know you...

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  • Harbor Lights

    Imagine the sound of waves slapping gently against the pier pilings as somewhere in the distance, a buoy bobbles in the water as its bell signals its presence. You have just imagined yourself here! ;-)

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  • Holding on the the Past in Manteo

    Like a vision of olden days seen through a velvet mist, the Town of Manteo draws and beckons to you... You must obey! This is really a neat place and one you will be appreciative of having visited. Let the Harbor Lights guide you to a place where you feel most at home!

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  • Roanoke Island Aquarium - Small but fun

    The Roanoke Aquarium is one of several North Carolina Aquariums. This one is located just north of Manteo near the Dare County Airport. The Aquarium offers a chance to touch some sea life (stingrays, hermit crabs, etc.) which is a hit with all of the kids. The big Tank has a scale model of the U.S.S. Monitor in it that the fish school around. They...

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  • Elizabethan Gardens - Absolutely...

    The Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo are fantastic. The North Carolina Garden Club began the gardens back in the 1950's and it's just kept getting better. There are all sorts of plants including a traditional English Elizabethan Garden. Some parts are immaculately maintained, others are more natural environments. It's a nice place to take a stroll and...

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  • Elizabethen Garden in Roanoke...

    Elizabethen Garden in Roanoke (details later). The Entrance.It is a unique yet rather small garden with some interesting architecture pieces.

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Manteo Restaurants

  • RIP - Great Beer and German Food at...

    Just received word that the Weeping Radish closed in 2007. A great German Restaurant and Bar is gone!Weeping Radish was a local Brewery and German Restaurant in Manteo. They offered a good blend of German and American food along with a fantastic selection of their own beers. The restaurant looked like it was lifted from Bavaria and placed in North...

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  • Best Beer

    The beer is out of sight. The food is just as good. Wow. Everything that I have tried on vacation here is good. Not only that, I just learned you can purchase custom beer and customer beer labels shipped to your door! I ordered some for my brothers wedding.

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  • Big Al's... A Trip into the Past!

    Ok, if you've ever dreamed of being in the Happy Days restaurant and haven't been able to find it, I think I may have just found a fix for you! Big Al's has been around for a long time and the feel of the past is not forced or reproduced, but is the "real thing".The menu is a combination of old favorites like hamburgers, cheeseburgers, good ole...

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  • Hurricane Mo's! - Great Seafood

    Hurricane Mo's is located just off the bridge from Nag's Head to Manteo. Located next to a Marina, Hurricane Mo's offers standard American and seafood. Although it can get crowded, it's a pretty large restaurant. Seafood fresh from the sound should be your first option. It's local and Fresh.

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  • Country Cooking

    I had two choices for lunch. This was one of them, and it was a winner. Cheap and tasty food prepared fresh with efficient waitstaff. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.Wheelchair access.Credit Cards Accepted: VISA, MasterCard. Bob had a tuna salad sandwich and fries for $3.89, and I had an iced tea (99 cents), and a large BBQ sandwich with cole slaw on the...

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  • Upscale in Downtown

    We saw this restaurant in downtown Manteo, but in the end, because the place looked really expensive, we ate somewhere else. It is in the building pictured, above the ground floor on the right. The general restaurant webpage says: "Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch overlooking sparkling Shallowbag Bay in Manteo, The Waterfront Trellis also...

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Manteo Shopping

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  • Blacksmith Store

    Get Your Shoes Here! Guaranteed to last for 50,000 miles or 10 years, whichever comes first! Clomp, Clomp, Clomp!

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  • Necktie Rug

    Now I know what I can do with the many, many ties that I have hanging in my closet! By the way... Please allow me to offer my profound thanks to the person who moved us away from wearing this lynching type of clothing! Thank You, Whoever You Are! I can breathe now!

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  • Manteo Shops

    What do you want? Where do you want to go? What do you need? What do you see that you "don't" need, but want? Come find it here!

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