Wild horses on an OBX beach

1. Bob’s Wild Horse Tour

We were the first to offer open air tours. Join us on one of our open air safari-styled trucks to see the wild horses in their natural environment, the beautiful landscaping and other wildlife too. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will take you and your family on a two-hour tour in the four-wheel- drive beaches of Corolla. Enjoy hearing the history of the Outer Banks, some local folk lore, interesting facts about the wild horses, and take home some fun and interesting information about the Outer Banks.

Did you know…Corolla Wild Horses are the official North Carolina state horse? Want to find out more interesting facts? Join us on Bob’s Wild Horse Tour!!

All of our open air vehicles were designed with family fun and safety in mind. Seating up to 15 people and being able to accommodate children’s car seats, means that Bob’s Wild Horse Tour is fun for all ages.

Memorial Day through Labor Day: Bob’s Wild Horse Tours provides tours seven days a week. Like most outdoor activities, the Wild Horse Tours are weather dependent! For 20 years I have put family first and back it up!

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2. Flying In Kittyhawk

Learn to fly at Kitty Hawk Kites’ Hang Gliding Training Center. We are the largest hang gliding school in the world, teaching hundreds of thousands (over 400,000) of students since 1974!

We have taught students aged 4-92, male and female, physically fit and physically challenged. In fact, we can accommodate paraplegics, blind, deaf and other persons physically challenged. All we require is a desire to learn how to fly. We provide beginner, intermediate and advanced instruction.

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Learning Center at Fort Raleigh an Outer Banks adventure

3. The Lost Colony Production

Millions have seen the compelling story that celebrates the 117 English men, women, and children whose dream still lives on in this American original.

Experiencing The Lost Colony has become a tradition for many. Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. There is music, laughter, romance and dance.

Over 120 actors, technicians, designers and volunteers gather each spring to begin rehearsals to bring The Lost Colony to life for another summer season. The production is enormous. The stage itself is over three times larger than most Broadway stages in New York City. You will be seated in the center of the action with the show happening on three sides of you and even sometimes right next to you in the aisle.

The Lost Colony outdoor drama is the “grandfather” of all outdoor dramas and is produced by the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA), a non-profit whose mission is to celebrate the history of the first English colonies on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, and to honor the founders of The Lost Colony symphonic drama through drama, education, and literature.

First staged in 1937, The Lost Colony is the nation’s premier and longest-running outdoor symphonic drama.

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Nag's Head Dolphin Watch Tour an Outer Banks adventure

4. Nags Head Dolphin Watch

Scientists run these dolphin tours as part of their research on these beloved aquatic animals, so you know this will be an interesting trip. Passengers will be able to see how researchers with the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, a nonprofit organization, conduct their research and hear about some of the discoveries from more than a decade of studies and monitoring. Some of the hundreds of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the area show up so frequently they’ve even been given names, like “Rake,” “Scarlet,” and “Onion.”

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5. Roanoke Island Festival Park

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre historic site allows guests of all ages to experience first-hand what life was like for the first English settlers in 1585. Historic costumed interpreters are featured throughout the Settlement Site and the Elizabeth II ship to demonstrate how the first settlers lived, worked and played on Roanoke Island. For a hands-on history lesson, visit American Indian Town and the Adventure Museum that feature interactive exhibits that all ages will enjoy.

The park also serves as a venue for concerts, events and weddings in the indoor theatre or outdoor waterfront pavilion. Whether you’re enjoying the museum or an outdoor concert, Festival Park offers a stunning location with piers, nature trails and picturesque views at every turn. Experience an unforgettable adventure on the Outer Banks at Roanoke Island Festival Park – where history comes alive.

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