9 AWESOME Things To Do In Kill Devil Hills NC
Vacationers will be pleased to know that there are many things to do, restaurants to visit, and places to stay in the town of Kill Devil Hills on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. There are also many public beach accesses along highway 12, nicknamed “beach road,” making getting to the sand and ocean extremely easy and convenient.
Below is a bucket list of things to do in the coastal paradise of Kill Devil Hills, dubbed one of the top 10 best surf towns in America by Surfer Magazine!
1. Avalon Fishing Pier
Beloved by locals, adored by vacationers, Avalon Fishing Pier is an iconic structure on the Outer Banks with a whole lot of character. Pinball machines and pool tables can be enjoyed inside; fish and shellfish can be caught from the deck of the pier outside.
Not sure what’s biting in the Atlantic? Whoever is working the register will be more than happy to tell you about all of the fish pier-goers have recently reeled in!
If you enjoy surfing or body boarding, you’ll be pleased to know the waves near Avalon Pier are usually some of the best on the Outer Banks. Parking is limited during the summer months, this place is popular! And for good reason…
2. Wright Brothers National Memorial
The site where Wilbur and Orville Wright made history and changed the world forever with their homemade flying machine.
Climb to the top of Kill Devil Hill and enjoy the view of the island; check out the on-site museum and gift shop to learn more about the two brothers from Dayton, OH.
This National Park is open just about every day of the year, and well worth checking out if you haven’t already, regardless of your level of interest in aviation history.
3. Paradise Fun Park
Located to the west just off the bypass is Paradise Fun Park, a place to go if you want to have FUN!
Enjoy mini golf, bumper cars, arcade games, and go-karts. Visitors can choose from several different putt-putt golf courses with fun obstacles like a pirate ship, waterfall and even a replica of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (located to the south).
Go-karts are appropriate for almost every age group. This attraction is very easy to spot while driving past. Open 7 days a week with extended hours during the busy summer months!
4. Lost Treasure Golf
With huge artificial waterfalls and a miners train, there’s a constant stream of vacationers enjoying the putt-putt courses at Lost Treasure Golf. T
his attraction features two 18 hole miniature golf courses, along with a super cool mining train that will take you to the first holes.
An amusing and thrilling mini golfing adventure with many surprises awaits you at Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure’s putt-putt golf course!
5. Destination Fun
Black light mini golf, laser tag, arcade games, bounce houses, celebrations and much more await you at this fun-filled Kill Devil Hills attraction! Destination Fun is the place for indoor activities for the whole family to enjoy… regardless of the weather!
With live activity laser tag, black light miniature golf, over 60 arcade games along with an enclosed bounce home play place, everyone is guaranteed to have a terrific time at Destination Fun.
Conveniently situated off the bypass at milepost 9, Destination Fun is easy to access with ample parking for patrons. With games that provide memories for all ages from the young to the young in mind and hours of entertainment. Destination Fun is also a popular local for birthday parties!
What could be more fun than unlimited laser tag with friends on your child’s special day?
6. Aviation Park and Skate Park
With a free skate park, playground and outdoor roller rink, Aviation Park in Kill Devil Hills is a great place to take the kids.
Many skate parks are located up and down the Outer Banks, however, the one at Aviation Park is quite nice, and friendly on the wallet!
7. Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve
After taking a few steps on one of the trails at Nags Head Woods, it’s easy to forget you’re on a thin barrier island that’she surrounded by two major bodies of water. This place is not enjoyed often enough by locals and visitors!
With tall trees and plentiful wildlife, this hidden gem on the Outer Banks is a must for any nature enthusiast. More than 1000 acres make up this ecological preserve. If you’re visiting in December, be sure not to miss the nightly holiday display at the “Christmas House” near Nags Head Woods.
Within the Preserve, there’s the Sweetgum Swamp Trail that leads adventurers on a 3.5 mile mildly trafficked loop road. The road is used primarily for nature trips, walking, trekking, and birding. The scenic trail is ranked as medium difficulty.
8. R/C Theaters Movies 10
It’s a movie theater… and it’s the only one on the central beaches! R/C Theaters Movies 10 is also the largest place movie theater on the barrier islands.
Here you’ll be able to enjoy all of the latest flicks you’d expect to find at your hometown theater. This attraction is relatively new, so it’s quite nice inside compared to many theaters I’ve been to in the past.
Be aware that prices are a little steep, but there isn’t really any competition to drive prices down! Going to watch a movie with friends and family is always a great idea, regardless of whether or not you’re on vacation.
9. Colington Speedway
Head west on the winding Colington Road to check out the Colington Speedway, the site of some of the finest go-kart tracks the Outer Banks has to offer!
There are several courses to choose from, with some tailored to adults and children. The machines go fairly fast, and you’ll have a blast racing your friends and family. Excellent after dinner activity!
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