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Roanoke Island Aquarium


When we were on Roanoke Island, we also went to the aquarium. I know it's not a historical place, but I wanted to write about it.

My favorite part of the whole aquarium was the otters. They were playing and swimming all over the place. I also saw turtles (my mom's favorite), fish and alligators.

They had some touch exhibits with shells, crabs, starfish and stingrays. I only played with the shells.

There were some really HUGE sharks in an exhibit called "The Graveyard of the Atlantic".

I came home with an otter and mom a sea turtle stuffed animals from the gift shop. Mom also got a Christmas ornament to put on the tree at Christmas. When we were done, we went over to the fossil dig and found some shark teeth. That was pretty cool.



NC has 3 aquariums to choose from, so no matter what beach you go to this summer, you have an aquarium near you. It's a great family time place to go.


Posted by Jessica NC 04:05 Archived in USA Tagged tourist_sites

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Great Blog! I'm enjoying it so much. I found it on Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations. I have a blog too about the American Revolution in NC http://southerncampaigninnc.blogspot.com. I have it aimed at grownups and it is getting world-wide attention. Maybe Heather can check it out. I've linked your blog to mine for my visitors too.

If you visit any of these Revolutionary sites, please give your critiques. The ones you have made about historic sites so far are very helpful. Its important for NC to know what is really fun and for the rest of us to work together to be sure it is impressive and very cool for visitors.

I'm glad you enjoyed Somerset Place. I have never been, but I wrote about it and I want to go see it. Your blog encourages me.

Unfortunately, my son's eighth grade class (two years ago) had a similar experience at Tryon Palace. I think we need to help them out. The colonial times and the Revolution were exceptionally intense times for NC. But, no one really knows about the part we played. I see NC left out of most of the Revolutionary History books and websites with the exception of a brief mention of Guilford courthouse. Maybe those guides are discouraged and its too hot. ;-)

Good travels!

Elkin, NC

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