Local Attractions

Local Attractions

The Albemarle Area

Elizabeth City

Tourism & Welcome Centers

Local Camber of Commerce Offices


1409 Ehringhaus St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Tel: (252)338-2848

Christmas House Gifts & Decorative Accessories
406 S Griffin St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-6958
Tel: (252)331-1818

101 Tanglewood Parkway
Elizabeth City, N.C
Tel: (252)338-3367

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Tourist Attraction

Museum of the Albemarle
Tel: (252) 335-1453
Learn the history of the Albemarle Region, Guided and Self-Guided. Tours are available

Port Discover
Tel: (252) 338-6117
A new hands-on science center for kids and their families to explore and interact with the science around them.

United States Coast Guard Base Tour
Tel: (252) 335-6191
Tour the Aircraft Repair & Supply Center

US Naval Blimp Hangars
Tel: (252) 330-5555
Visitors wishing to tour the facility will get the opportunity to learn about the Navy’s lighter-than-air history in Elizabeth City as well as view the company’s plant. Tours are held on Wednesday at 3PM and run 30-45 minutes. All tours need to be arranged ahead of time.

Dixieland Speedway
Tel: (252) 335-7412
Enjoy the excitement of Dixieland Speedway’s 3/8 mile dirt oval racetrack. Located on the outskirts of Elizabeth City. Three racetracks for stockcar, go-cart and motorcycle are busy during the scheduled season that runs from April - September.

Morgan's Corner Motorcross Park
Tel: (252) 771-8220
The park consists of two tracks. They are a beginner/peewee track and a 1.4 mile outdoor style track featuring many head high loamy berms, tabletops, doubles, whoops and single jumps. This track is geared for entry level riders to pro caliber racers. The tracks consist of a loamy sandy topsoil and are fully irrigated with over 130 sprinkler heads.

Luther Greenhouses
Tel: (252) 338-3751
As a family owned and operated business, this greenhouse has been a local favorite for years. You will be able to find annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, vegetable plants, and more. The garden center has seasonal events including hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides, and food. In the fall you can take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch.

Pasquotank Arts Council
Tel: (252) 338-6455
It is a wonderful showplace for northeastern North Carolina artists and crafts persons to show their work. The visual arts include works in diverse styles, and the crafts included a variety of works crafted by highly skilled artisans with a full range of skills native to this area. You will find many beautiful and unique things, while still being at reasonable prices.

The Carolina Theater & Grill
Tel: (252) 337-7600
Matinee Shows for Children

Gateway Cinemas
Tel: (252) 338-3937
1417 W. Ehringhaus St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Albemarle Bowling Center
Tel: (252) 331-7734
Kids LOVE to Bowl

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Parks and Recreation

Elizabeth City Parks and Recreation Dept.
200 E. Ward Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Tel: (252)335-1424
Fax: (252)338-2018

Pasquotank Parks and Recreation Dept.
Tel: (252)337-6600

Causway Park
Located along the Camden Causeway, this park consists of a boardwalk which winds through the wetlands along the Pasquotank River. Several landings and piers are suitable for fishing, picnicking and enjoying nature.

Chalk Street Totlot
Located on the corner of Chalk and Baxter Streets. Designed for small children, this park has shade trees, playground equipment, and park benches. Great for a morning or afternoon play group!

Charles Creek Park
Located in 700 block of Riverside Avenue. This 3-acre park is suitable for fishing, outdoor games, boating, volleyball, picnics and just enjoying the waterfront. The park has a wonderful playground designed especially for kids! A picnic shelter with restrooms, grills, tables and electrical outlets can be reserved by calling the Recreation Department at 335-1424. A fee is charged for the use of the shelter and key deposit is required.

Dog Corner
Who dubbed this area “Dog Corner” is a mystery. It is an open space park located across the creek from Charles Creek Park. This area has a boat ramp and a great bank to cast your fishing pole! It also has two beach volleyball courts. Several outdoor volleyball tournaments are held at Dog Corner each year.

Fun Junktion
Located off of Simpson's Ditch Road. This site offers a playground, picnic area, basketball court, swimming area, pavilion, fishing lake, biking and hiking trails.

Knobbs Creek Park
This park is located at 200 E. Ward Street and is located within seven blocks of downtown Elizabeth City. This park sits on approximately 30 acres. It has a 15,800 square foot recreation center, a 4,400 square foot senior center and a nine hole par-3 golf course measuring 800 yards in length. The park also features a picnic and fitness area along the Knobbs Creek, and the Wilton “Hester” Holmes Baseball Field. Horseshoe pits, a children’s play area and spacious parking complete the outdoor facilities in this park.

Knobbs Creek Recreation Center
Located in the Knobbs Creek Park, 200 E. Ward Street, this facility provides for the majority of the department’s winter activities. Basketball, volleyball, bridge, group fitness classes, art classes, table tennis, and meeting spaces are provided for our citizens. Some of the areas most popular events such as, the Albemarle Craftman’s Fair, and the Mistletoe Show sponsored by the Elizabeth City Junior Woman’s Club, are held at this facility.

Holmes Field
Named in honor of Wilton “Hester” Holmes who coached youngsters in Elizabeth City for thirty years and contributed thousands of hours to the recreation movement. This facility is used for baseball and soccer. It serves as the home field for the Elizabeth City State University Vikings baseball team, as well as the EICIPaCa 13-15 Babe Ruth Baseball League and the Elizabeth City Red Men Babe Ruth Baseball Team. It has also been the site of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) league matches. Also various district and state tournaments are played on this field each year. The playing area is completely irrigated and has a Musco lighting system for night play. The turf is hybrid Bermuda grass. This field is located behind the Knobbs Creek Recreation Center along the Knobbs Creek.

Waterfront Park
This beautiful park for outdoor recreation provides two boat ramps, picnic tables, park benches, a Pavilion, a boardwalk and a pier along the Pasquotank River. It is the site of the city’s annual Fun Day each August. Providing a beautiful view of the Pasquotank River, this park is extensively used many months of the year. Ample parking for cars and cars with boat trailers is available.

Waterfront Park Pavilion
This extremely popular park is the new home for “The Dome”, one of Elizabeth City’s historical waterfront landmarks. Now the Waterfront Pavilion, it was built as a memorial to the old Albemarle Hospital and College of the Albemarle. The dome roof is part of the old Albemarle Hospital and College of the Albemarle entrance that was saved from demolition. Through individual, family and business contributions, funds were raised to renovate and construct the Pavilion. The Pavilion is perfect for outdoor weddings! Reservations for the Pavilion must be made with the Parks and Recreation Department (335-1424) and a user fee is charged.

Mariner's Warf
This riverfront attraction is one of the most popular parks in Elizabeth City, located at the corner of East Fearing and Water Streets right on the Pasquotank River. Public boat slips are provided for the many sailing and motor vessels that come through town. Brick walls and benches along the river make it an interesting and peaceful place to spend leisure hours in the spring, summer and fall. Picnic tables and shade trees encourage many downtown employees to spend their lunch hour on the waterfront.

Moth Boat Park
This quaint park is located at the foot of Main Street along the Pasquotank River. Park benches are great for relaxing and viewing the beautiful Pasquotank River or for reading a book while you take a relaxing lunch break. Just turn around and take a look at the City’s beautiful historic Main Street! This park provides a great view during the Christmas holidays of the downtown decorations.

Northeastern Park
Located at Northeastern High School along Oak Stump Road. This park was constructed in conjunction with the Elizabeth City/Pasquotank School System. Northeastern Park was funded by the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF), which is a dollar-for-dollar matching grant. The park features six lighted tennis courts, two lighted regulation soccer fields, one lighted baseball field, one lighted softball field, two sand volleyball courts, a fitness track with exercise stations, a concession stand and bathroom facilities. The park also has a great playground designed especially for younger children. Residents also have access to a regulation track for walking or running.

Edgewood Playlot
Located on the corner of Hopkins Drive and Aydlett Circle, this park is designed for younger children and neighborhood outings. It features playground equipment, park benches, picnic tables and shade trees.

Elizabeth Street Mini-park
Located in the 800 block of Elizabeth Street, this park has playground equipment for kids and an open area for outdoor games such as, croquet, Frisbee, horseshoes, kickball, and touch football.

Elizabeth Street Tennis Courts
Almost surrounded by Elizabeth, Harney and Cedar Streets, the four tennis courts located at this site are used extensively. These asphalt courts are lighted and are open for play all year. The open space beside the tennis courts allows for Frisbee, touch football, tag, kite flying and spectator seating for tournaments.

Enfield Recreation Area
Located just off Eringhaus Street. The City’s largest athletic complex consists of two lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, five ball fields (3 lighted) and the department’s maintenance facilities.

Georgewood Park
This park is dedicated in memory of Mr. George Wood, a lifelong resident of Camden County. Located along the Camden Causeway on Highway 158, this park consists of a boardwalk elevated above the wetlands out into the Pasquotank River. At the end of the three boardwalks is a pier and two gazebos suitable for families to use while enjoying the beautiful view of the river and the surrounding area.

Gosnold Park
Sometimes called Sunset Park, it is located on Gosnold Avenue and consists of approximately three acres with playground equipment, a softball field, a basketball court, and an abundance of wood in which to wander. Open space provides room for football, soccer, Frisbee, tag, etc.

Pool Street Park
Located on Main Street across from the Pasquotank County Courthouse. This park is a relatively small peaceful area with a fountain, benches and many shrubs, trees and flowers. Excellent for relaxing, sidewalk art shows, and functions associated with the nearby library.

Southern and Dawson Playlot
Affectionately known as “Fish Courts”, this park is situated on the corner of Southern Avenue and Dawson Street. It is equipped with an asphalt basketball court lighted for night play, swings, slide and other playground equipment, as well as, a fishing pier and picnic area.

Historic Epispocal Cemetary
Located a half block from the riverfront on Eringhaus Street. This historic cemetery contains the gravesite of J.C.B. Eringhaus, a former governor of North Carolina. This beautiful tranquil cemetery is a great treasure area for history buffs.

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