Roanoke Island’s world-class attractions are what lure many people here. Many of the attractions focus on Roanoke Island’s history as the site of the first attempted English colonization of America. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, The Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony outdoor drama, the Elizabeth II sailing ship, Roanoke Island Festival Park, a series of Elizabethan plays and others pay homage to this heritage. There are other Roanoke Island attractions, too, that you will not want to miss, like the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, the performances at the beautiful outdoor amphitheater, the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. With all these attractions and the many sites that capture Roanoke Island’s history, you’ll find that a day trip is never enough.
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