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Kitty Hawk

The origin of the word “Kitty Hawk” comes from the Native American term “Chickeawk” or “Chickahawk,” meaning a time or place to hunt geese. The 2nd largest city on the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk consists of a traditional style village as well as vacation themed cottages for seasonal travelers. The oceanside consists of thousands of rental homes, restaurants and shops while the Albemarle Sound provides a nice quiet and aesthetically pleasing drive for those that prefer a more leisurely pace.

Aycock Brown Visitors Center: Get information on everything there is to do and see in the outer banks here. There are also a wide range of exhibits, displays, and a number of pamphlets available for visitors.

Hours of Operation: (Memorial Day – August): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; (September – April 1): 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Call (877) OBX-4FUN

Kitty Hawk Woods: Kitty Hawk Woods consists of 1877 acres of forest and swamp land. Gray foxes, raccoons and white-tailed deer can all be found in the wooded areas. In marsh areas, a number of amphibians and reptiles thrive as well as river otter and muskrat in the marsh areas. There are also a wide range of bird species for the avid bid watcher. Kitty Hawk Woods provides visitors with the opportunity to see many different species in their natural habitat, its truly the perfect place for a relaxing day trip.