Currituck Lighthouse, built in the 1870s. Visitors can climb to the top and get a panoramic view of the Outer Banks. There are also the original restored lighthouse keeper’s home and support buildings.
N.C. State Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, a new museum that shows the history of the area and samples of its wildlife.
Whalehead Club, a 1920s Hunt Club (Mansion) that has been restored to its original grandeur.
Carova Wild Horse Preserve, a wild herd of horses descended from the original Spanish horses who landed here. Four-wheel drive tours let you observe them from a distance.
Wright Brothers Memorial Park, commemorating the location of their first flight with an accompanying NPS museum.
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the highest dune on the East Coast. Great to fly kites or roll down if you’re so inclined.
Pirate’s Cove and Oregon Inlet, charter boats go out to the Gulf Stream to catch huge fish to eat or mount.