Welcome Centers 

Aycock Brown Welcome Center

Located on the bypass at Milepost 1 in Kitty Hawk (just pass the Home Depot), and operated by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the center provides information on attractions, events and directions. The center also offers an accommodations reservation center, rest rooms, public phones, and picnic area. Rest areas are open 365 days a year; welcome center is open 363 (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (877) 629-4386.

Sarah Owens Welcome Center 

Operated by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, this conveniently located center provides information on attractions, events and directions. The center also offers an accommodations reservation center, rest rooms, public phones, and picnic area. Rest areas are open 365 days a year; welcome center is open 363 days (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Convenient, drive-up waste-dump station available 24 hours. One Visitors Center Circle, Manteo. (877) 629-4386 or (252) 473-2138.

Whalebone Welcome Center

Operated by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the center provides information on attractions, events and directions. The center also offers rest rooms, public phones and picnic area. Rest areas are open 365 days a year; welcome center is open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mar - Dec. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. (877) 629-4386.

U.S. Weather Bureau Station/Hatteras Welcome Center 

Operated by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the center provides information on attractions, events and directions. Welcome center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March to December. The center, built in 1901, housed in the first U.S. Weather Bureau Station. The station played a key role in the nation's developing meteorological network, and endured some of the worst storms of the 20th century until decommissioned in 1946. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. March - December. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 57190 Kohler Road, Hatteras Village. (877) 629-4386 or (252) 986-2203.