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 11 - 19, 2021  Big Rock — one hardly needs to say more. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament celebrates its 64th anniversary in 2021 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...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 the staff...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 Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Morehead City Attractions
N.C. Hwy. 58
1 Roosevelt Blvd.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512-0580
(252) 247-4003

Experience the thrill of exploring sunken ships — without getting wet — at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Three shipwreck exhibits re-create the adventure of recreational diving off the North Carolina coast. Visitors also can feel the spray from a mountain waterfall, hold a crab, touch a stingray,...more about North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

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

October 4-6, 2019 The North Carolina Seafood Festival, celebrating its 33 years in 2019, 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 Carolina, its...more about North Carolina Seafood Festival

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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