For those arriving on the Outer Banks from the west on U.S. Highway 64, a great first stop is the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau's beautiful welcome center at the base of the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge. After you visit the restrooms and stretch your legs, you can browse through a wealth of information on attractions, restaurants and events, pick up maps, ask for directions and travel tips and even make accommodations reservations. Public phones and a picnic area are available here as well. The rest area is open every day. The welcome center is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A drive-up waste-dump station is available 24 hours a day.
Sarah Owens Welcome Center
1 Visitors Center Circle, Manteo