Explore Every Roanoke Island Attraction
World-class Roanoke Island attractions are what lure many people here. Many attractions celebrate Roanoke Island’s history as the site of the first attempted English colonization of America such as Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, The Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony outdoor drama, the Elizabeth II sailing ship and the Roanoke Island Festival Park. There are other Roanoke Island attractions, too, that you will not want to miss like the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, musical events such as the Shallowbag Shag Beach Music Festival or the Mountain Music by the Sea bluegrass festival at the beautiful outdoor amphitheater, the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. You can also step back to the mid-1800s at Island Farm or to a more simple time in Manteo's history by just walking or biking the streets and looking at the restored homes. With all these attractions and the many sites that capture Roanoke Island’s history, you’ll find that a day trip is never enough. In part due to these Roanoke Island attractions, more and more visitors are choosing this island as their vacation destination.