Standing silhouetted against the sunset in Nags Head is a giant sand dune, the tallest pile of sand along the east coast. At one time the north banks were covered with a series of dune fields like Jockey's Ridge. Experience hang gliding, kite flying or just rolling in the sand in these last remnants of what the Banks used to be.
Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk is a shrine to aviation buffs - a must see while on the Outer Banks. Learn about the principles of flight, the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the Outer Bankers who welcomed and assisted them and the Wright Flyer. Be sure to hike up to the top of the hill - the view is definitely worth the effort.
From buried treasure and legendary pirates to windswept dunes and wild horses, the epic story of the Outer Banks comes alive at H2OBX waterpark. Whether you're seeking wild family fun or an upscale resort getaway, H2OBX is the place to create vacation memories. Enjoy more than 30 rides, slides, and attractions - plus, tickets are dated and limited to ensure you’ll have an experience like no other waterpark in the country. H2OBX Waterpark