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 AttractionsBig Rock Blue Marlin TournamentVarious locations
Morehead City, NC • map(252) 247-3575

June 6-15, 2014  Big Rock — one hardly needs to say more. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament celebrates its 56th anniversary in 2014 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...more about Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Crystal Coast Civic Center Morehead City AttractionsCrystal Coast Civic Center3505 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557 • map(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 Place Morehead City AttractionsThe History Place1008 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557 • map(252) 247-7533

Planning to see what’s historic in Carteret County? Begin by visiting the History Place of the Carteret County Historical Society, whose mission is to foster and promote public knowledge of, and interest in, the history and culture of the peoples of Carteret County and related areas through the collection, preservation, interpretation...more about The History Place

North Carolina Seafood Festival Morehead City AttractionsNorth Carolina Seafood FestivalVarious locations
Morehead City, NC 28557 • map(252) 726-6273

October 3 - 5, 2014 The North Carolina Seafood Festival, celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2014, 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 North...more about North Carolina Seafood Festival

The Morehead Center for Performing Arts & Events1311 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557 • map(252) 726-1501

The Morehead Center for Performing Arts & Events (formerly Crystal Coast Jamboree) presents a variety of bands, comedians and speakers. This year's line up includes Delbert McClinton in Concert, Judy Collins in Concert, Clay Whittington Hymnprov, and Southern Gospel Springtime Jubilee and others. For specific dates and other shows, check their website. Call...more about The Morehead Center for Performing Arts & Events

Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter100 Wildlife Way
Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570 • map(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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