Attractions in Morehead City, NC

What to do in Morehead City is listed in this section. From museums and boat tours to state parks, historic sites, and festivals, Morehead City is a lively place. The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is a close drive across the bridge and well worth a visit. Check out Atlantic Beach and Beaufort to find even more activities.

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General Attractions

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Morehead City Attractions
Various locations
Morehead City, NC
(252) 247-3575

June 2017 Big Rock — one hardly needs to say more. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament celebrates its 58th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the oldest and largest sport-fishing tournaments of its kind in the country. The nine-day event includes a one-day lady angler tournament boasting 60-plus boats and...more about Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Crystal Coast Civic Center Morehead City Attractions
3505 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 247-3883

Under a canopy of oaks on the campus of Carteret Community College and overlooking Bogue Sound, the Crystal Coast Civic Center is a multiple-use facility offering 12,000-square-feet of flexible space in the main hall. The Civic Center can accommodate groups from 10 to 1,000, depending on set-up arrangements, and has staff to...more about Crystal Coast Civic Center

The History Museum of Carteret County Morehead City Attractions
1008 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 247-7533

Planning to see what’s historic in Carteret County? The History Museum of Carteret County is your gateway to local, nearby history. The mission of the museum's parent organization, the Carteret County Historical Society, is to interpret the human history of Carteret County and surrounding areas through the collection, preservation, interpretation, and...more about The History Museum of Carteret County

North Carolina Seafood Festival Morehead City Attractions
Various locations
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-6273

September 30 - October 2, 2016 The North Carolina Seafood Festival, celebrating its 30 years in 2016, takes place the first weekend in October on the Morehead City waterfront. The average attendance for the Seafood Festival is 185,000 during the three days of this mammoth outdoor festival. The largest festival east of Raleigh in...more about North Carolina Seafood Festival

1311 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-1501

Carteret Community Theatre presents a variety of theatrical presentations, bands, comedians and speakers. Check their website for current performances. Call for tickets and information from 8 AM to 11 PM. This facility, which has an ABC permit, may also be rented for events....more about Carteret Community Theatre

1311 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC
(252) 479-8919

Lorri Morgan 2016: October 7  You don't have to go far to enjoy outstanding live entertainment. Carteret Community Theater, located in downtown Morehead City, seats 500 and gathers exceptional local talent and guests from around the country. The CCT offers summer camps in June and July for children ages 5 to...more about Carteret Community Theatre

100 Wildlife Way
Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570
(252) 240-1200

This indispensable wildlife hospital is located on N.C. Highway 24, 5 miles west of U.S. Highway 70. It's the red brick house with a pond and bridge in the front yard. Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter (OWLS) has become a much-depended-on agency along the Crystal Coast for assistance with wounded wildlife. This...more about Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter

The Boathouse at Front Street Village
 
 
 
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