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Fun Things to Do Inside and Outside of Resorts in the Outer BanksThe Outer Banks consist of a string of narrow islands and peninsulas that lie between the ocean and the sounds along 125 miles of North Carolina's coast. Through years of storms and shipwrecks, the destination has developed a distinctive culture. Certain areas include hotels and resorts, while others retain a relatively primitive charm. Residents closely identified with maritime activity have kept the speech patterns and customs handed down from the 17th century.

First Flights and Other Historical Things in the Outer Banks

The area is historically rich. The first English colony attempted settlement on Roanoke Island in 1585. More than 3 centuries later, Wilbur and Orville Wright successfully launched the first flight of a power-driven airplane at Kill Devil Hills, which is a fun place to go.

The land areas of the Outer Banks are constantly being shifted by wind and wave action. Some geologists believe the banks are moving ever so slowly toward the mainland, as inlets that connect the ocean and the sounds can exist less than 100 years. Frequently created by storms, the bodies of water have a habit of regularly appearing—and then disappearing.

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1731 N Virginia Dare Tr. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

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